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February 12 2014

07:05

Show 425: The Beatles “Tune In”and Bruce Springsteen Review

Music News With the release of Nielsen's SoundScan year-end sales figures for 2013, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines has officially been crowned the top-selling single of the year with 6.5 million units. Hot on Thicke's heels were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop and Imagine Dragons' Radioactive with 6.15 million and 5.5 million respectively. Turning to albums, Justin Timberlake claimed the top spot with 2.43 million copies of The 20/20 Experience sold. Though, Jim and Greg ] note that the album's numbers happen to be the lowest sales for a #1 record in Nielsen history. The report also revealed other interesting trends in the music industry. Vinyl record enthusiasts continued to show the love for LPs in 2013 with sales up 33% over the year before. People loved streaming their music, as well, but digital sales were down 6%. This has Jim and Greg wondering: is the stream going to kill the download? Speaking of death and downloads… Last week, Jim and Greg reported the loss of pioneering country rocker Phil Everly. Apparently they weren‘t the only ones mourning. In the week after Phil’s passing, fans downloaded 18,000 Everly Brothers songs, a whopping 696% increase from the previous week. Dying, it turns out, can be a great career move. Coachella Music Festival has released its full 2014 lineup. In addition to top headliners Arcade Fire, Muse, and OutKast (who are reuniting for the first time since 2007), the desert super-show will feature Girl Talk, Lana Del Rey, Motörhead, Lorde, plus two bonus reunions: The Replacements and Neutral Milk Hotel. In other live music news, the NFL has beefed up its plans for the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show. Just in case main act Bruno Mars wasn‘t enough to satisfy America’s burning need for overhyped pop spectacle, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining him onstage. What a combination, Greg laments. If the Nielsen numbers were any sign, streaming music is here to stay. And now another big player is hoping to break into that (already crowded) market: Beats Music. Spearheaded by Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor, and record exec Jimmy Iovine, the new streaming service aims to offer a more curated listening experience than its competitors. Rather than using algorithms to help users find music, Beats will rely on experts from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone—and your esteemed Sound Opinions hosts! But Jim and Greg wanted to know how the service compensates artists and labels, something for which Spotify and Pandora have taken flak. CEO Ian Rogers explains that because Beats Music won‘t be available for free, the company will pay extra for each song streamed. With the majority of every subscription fee going toward giving rights holders their fair share, Rogers says that what’s good for Beats Music is good for the industry. ShareTweet http://www.soundopinions.org/show/425

January 17 2014

10:22

TMBA 227: The Rise Of Productized Services

Damian Thompson from Linchpin is back on the show this week (his first appearance here) talking with me about one of the biggest movements we see in the location independent scene. We talk about what Damian has learned during his http://www.tropicalmba.com/services/

August 08 2012

21:05

Professional Services Marketing & Selling

Marketing and selling professional services such as accounting, legal services, engineering, consulting http://raintoday.libsyn.com/you-might-need-to-rebrand-your-firm-if

March 10 2012

02:47

Selling EE « Episodes « EE Podcast

We have Brad Parscale, owner of Giles-Parscale, and Marcus Neto, Director of Sales and Evangelism at EllisLab, join us to provide actionable tips that help sell ExpressionEngine and your services, so both you and your clients make money. http://ee-podcast.com/episodes/selling-ee

July 19 2011

12:56

Avoid this Mistake When Asking for a Referral or Testimonial

Marketing and selling professional services such as accounting, legal services, engineering, consulting http://raintoday.libsyn.com/avoid-this-mistake-when-asking-for-a-referral-or-testimonial

November 29 2010

15:10

How Understanding Demand Helps You Create Products – with Rick Kash

July 28 2010

22:09

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