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Reality TV Killed The Rockstar. But Is That So Bad?

Reality TV Killed The Rockstar. But Is That So Bad?

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by .

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Beyond reality TV is the internet, and the continued development of social networking, blogging and microblogging, which has been giving musicians all around the world the ability to be as little or as overly transparent as they would like. So this brings up a very important question: Is transparency a good thing for musicians to take part in?

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Sell Like a Human: How to Make Money Online Without Acting Like a Tool

Sell Like a Human: How to Make Money Online Without Acting Like a Tool

Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by .

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Last week, Hypebot asked me to contribute a brief post for their ‘Social Media Day’ feature. You can find it here. The exercise got me thinking, and I’ve decided to expand on the topic a bit here on Creative Deconstruction. If I were to create a poll to find out the average internet user’s feelings […]

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Ignore the Real World: Blogging the Start Up Experience

Ignore the Real World: Blogging the Start Up Experience

Posted on 21. Jun, 2010 by .

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“That would never work in the real world.” You hear it all the time when you tell people about a fresh idea. This real world sounds like an awfully depressing place to live. It’s a place where new ideas, unfamiliar approaches, and foreign concepts always lose. The only things that win are what people already […]

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Music News From Around the Web – Friday, June 18 2010

Music News From Around the Web – Friday, June 18 2010

Posted on 18. Jun, 2010 by .

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A collection of the most important music industry news from last week from various sources across the internet.

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And the Winners of the Free MySpace Redesign Give-Away Are…

And the Winners of the Free MySpace Redesign Give-Away Are…

Posted on 16. Jun, 2010 by .

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Announcing the winners of the MySpace Redesign contest, plus a special rate for the first 10 Creative Deconstruction readers to sign up for an account. Details after the jump!

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Do Viral Music Videos Sell Records? A Closer Look at OK Go

Do Viral Music Videos Sell Records? A Closer Look at OK Go

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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OK Go had some mild success with their self-titled debut album, but they remained relatively unknown until their first hit video ‘Here it Goes Again‘ blew up on YouTube in 2005. The album was called Oh No, and sold around 200k copies. By contrast, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky has only managed to sell 20k copies, despite not one, but TWO viral music videos for ‘This Too Shall Pass.’

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Win a Free Chance to Transform Your MySpace Page Into Something that Doesn’t Suck

Win a Free Chance to Transform Your MySpace Page Into Something that Doesn’t Suck

Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 by .

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MySpace360Wizard is a new tool designed to help bands brand and optimize their MySpace pages. Find out below how to win one of 5 FREE access codes. Every band has a MySpace page. Unfortunately, 99% of those pages suck. When it comes to out-of-the-box usability, MySpace ranks far, far below its more attractive cousins, Facebook […]

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New Music Streaming Service Rdio: How Does it Stack Up?

New Music Streaming Service Rdio: How Does it Stack Up?

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 by .

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Rdio is a brand new streaming music service from the creators of Skype and Kazaa that is currently in private beta. Trials are currently invitation only. For information on free invitations please see below. This is certainly an interesting time to be launching a music streaming service. Today, Monday, June 7th is the first day […]

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Music News From Around the Web – June 4, 2010

Music News From Around the Web – June 4, 2010

Posted on 04. Jun, 2010 by .

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I’ve compiled a selection of some of the most important music industry news and commentary the past week, along with a few of my own thoughts. Let me know in the comments section if you think I’ve missed anything notable. Public Enemy Cut Their Sellaband Target to $75k Hip-hop legends Public Enemy burst onto the […]

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