Why You Should Never, Ever Promote Your Music On iTunes

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We all know recorded music sales are dying. It’s a Titanic size plank that sales have been marching down for years, but eventually they’ll fall off. But we’re not there yet. Last year, Americans bought 257 million albums – an 11% drop from 2013. That’s still a hefty number, but ain’t nothing like the year 2000 with a whomping 785 million albums sold – the peak of recorded music sales.

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http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2015/02/25/why-you-should-never-ever-ever-ever-ever-promote-your-music-on-itunes

2015 ACM Radio Award Winners

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The Academy of Country Music has announced the radio award winners for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in Arlington, TX on Saturday, April 18, the day prior to the ACM Awards.

Radio award winners will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the ACM Awards co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan from AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, April 19 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Read more…

http://www.musicrow.com/2015/02/2015-acm-radio-award-winners/

Apple’s not-so-secret weapon in streaming music

Electric cars and smart watches may be getting all the attention right now, but don’t forget there’s another ancillary business Apple is involved in—one that it has already revolutionized once, and stands a good chance of revolutionizing again. It’s called music.

 

Music is important to Apple. It was the iPod that kicked off the company’s renaissance under Steve Jobs, setting the stage for its incredible, decade-and-a-half rise, which recently pushed its market value above a record $700 billion.

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http://qz.com/344450/apples-not-so-secret-weapon-in-music/

Breanna Kennedy review

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Think about what you were doing when you were age 21. Maybe it involved partying until the wee hours of the morning before stumbling off to class in the morning – or perhaps sleeping it off instead. Perhaps you were working a job just to pay the rent because you knew there was no future in it. Those are just a couple examples of why Breanna Kennedy is not your average 21-year-old. While other people her age are studying (or not), or working some menial job, Kennedy is busy writing and recording songs. She hails from Salt Lake City, but currently calls Los Angeles home. Recently she has been shuttling herself between Los Angeles and Nashville while honing her songwriting craft. In addition, she performed just last week at NAMM. As you can see, she is not the average 21-year-old. Read more :

http://www.axs.com/breanna-kennedy-s-new-single-gets-you-ready-for-her-upcoming-ep-38257

JOHNNY VIEIRA in 2015

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http://www.stephenesketzis.com/interviews/johnny-vieira-putting-the-talentss-best-interests-first-before-all-else

Johnny Vieira’s Social media and contact info:
www.jotsentertainment.com
www.jvieiramgmt.com
www.jotsrecords.com
http://www.vieiramediaconsulting.com
www.linkedin.com/pub/johnny-vieira/49/867/451
www.facebook.com/johnvieiraJotsEnt
twitter.com/jvieiramgmt
twitter.com/jotsrecords
instagram.com/jtownusa/

Major Record Labels See Growth

As more data is released from 2014, we can see that major record labels celebrated a year of indisputable growth. Yet, theycontinue to include language that makes it sound as if the industry shrank.

“While the U.S. music industry suffered through its worst sales year since the advent of SoundScan (now Nielsen Music) in 1991, streaming was so strong last year that the industry nevertheless saw growth — yes, growth — in 2014, when new metrics to measure music revenue are taken into consideration.”

How can a year when the “industry suffered through its worst sales” since 1991 see growth? The answer is that they can continue to point to declining album sales, while acknowledging that the recording industry has moved beyond albums to singles,streamslicensing and branding.