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Five Reasons Photographers And Artists Should Use Tumblr

  • September 19th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Along with Facebook and Twitter, Tumblr is another social media phenomenon that has swept the nation by storm. Some other notable social media platforms that we just can’t leave out of this discussion are Instagram, Pinterest, and Vine. Although at first glance many of these platforms may seem like a place of teen angst, teen turmoil, and teen trends, they… Read more

How To Socially Network At Music Events

  • March 25th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
If you consider yourself someone to be involved or interested in the music industry, you will truly understand the importance of networking and social media. Whether you are a performer, writer, innovator or even a buyer; to get to the top or noticed, you need to meet many people along the way. One of the great platforms for meeting people… Read more

Get in the Mix with

  • August 2nd, 2011 by Damian Davila
If you spend too much time letting everybody what you are listening to via Twitter and Facebook, there is a new great service for you: Just released in June 2011, this service has become the talk of several professional musicians such as Talip Kwli and Diplo. Apparently even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been caught on the site listening… Read more

Broadcastr: What’s Your Story? GPS and Audio Files Come Together in a Beautiful Way

  • August 1st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Broadcastr is a new social media space headed by New Yorker Scott Lindebaum that revolves around the recording, uploading, and sharing of geographically tagged audio files. Like Napster? Soundcloud? Myspace Music? No, not at all like them… Via a refreshing notion of ‘location-based audio stories’, users are encouraged to record, upload and share geographically pinned audio files with one another.… Read more

Two Ways to Find Free Music on iTunes

  • May 17th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
In recent years, iTunes has become one of the most common ways to store a music library. Just about everyone has an iPad or some other technological gadget that works with iTunes, so it follows that it would be a popular program. This also means that just about everyone wants to know how to get music on iTunes…for free! Who… Read more

Promoting Music Online: Mix Social Media Channels To Reach Your Fans

  • March 15th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
In today’s fast-paced world of publicity and social media connections, you can freely and easily create and manage a professional PR strategy. Here’s how to build and control your online presence by mixing social media channels and being everywhere where your fans can be: 1. Keep Your Fans Informed. Channels: Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, ReverbNation, OurStage, email, etc. Let your website… Read more

Jam Out! Twitter to Help You Remember Music

  • February 23rd, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Ever hear a new song on the radio or get a recommendation from a friend about some music you ‘must hear’ but by the time you get home to check it out, your memory fails? Well fail no longer, Twitter has stepped in to help you not only recall what you want to listen to, they will keep a running… Read more

Lil Wayne Brakes Guinness Record for Most ‘Likes’

  • February 22nd, 2011 by Tisha Tolar
Lil Wayne, rapper extraordinaire, had busted up the Guinness World Record for getting 588,243 likes in a brief 24 hour period. The record was previously held, if only for mere hours, by Oreo, the cookie. Oreo had gone out to set the World Record by posting their intentions on their Facebook page. The brand encouraged fans to ‘like’ the page… Read more

Why I WILL Be Paying $3 per Month for Last.FM Premium

  • February 17th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
When I first heard the news that online radio station Last.FM would begin to charge its members (from February 15th) to use its services on mobile devices, I was pretty annoyed. I felt like users were being charged for exactly the same service they were already receiving and this was enough for me to declare within another blog… Read more

Last.FM – Change Before the Charge!

  • February 14th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
So, it was recently announced that music website Last.FM is aligning their business model with that of DRM music streaming service Spotify by charging users £3 a month to stream music from their mobile devices. When I first heard this news I have to admit I was pretty peeved – and to some degree I still am! Just before Christmas,… Read more