Author Archives: MarkLaFay

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Guest Blog: Soundcloud And Maintaining Control Of Your Music

Posted by on November 2, 2012

Mark Lafay runs a technology/creative firm in Indianapolis and also a blog, This article is reprinted from there with his permission. Ever heard of the site, SoundCloud?  They claim to be the “world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. ”  It’s a great site that is hyper-focused on creation […]

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WikiPUNK: Enter Shikari Draw Line In The Sand

Posted by on December 10, 2010

Enter Shikari are not what I would call a punk band, but in many ways they definitely adopt a punk attitude in their dealings with their business with music, politics and the world around them.  The band and their management are very particular when it comes the business of the band and how they are […]

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Viral Music Video “How-To?”

Posted by on November 30, 2010

[youtube][/youtube]It seems as though everyone wants to create the next viral internet phenomenon.  Mashable has an article showcasing several music videos that have gone viral and suggestions on how to do the same; however, none of them really add any clarity to the subject at hand.  I understand the use of the word “viral” to […]

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Haste the Day Call It A Day

Posted by on November 22, 2010

After ten years, five albums, two DVDs, four member changes, over 350k albums sold globally and a few thousand tour dates, Haste The Day are hanging it up. There isn’t a lot of magic to a decision like this.  I’ve been fortunate to have seen several of my artists’ careers through from beginning to the […]

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Why Should Musicians Care About Ping?

Posted by on November 12, 2010

It seems that with Apple’s announcement of the Ping platform, there was a collective groan in the music community to the tune of “another social outlet??  Really??” Yes Really. There are a seemingly infinite number of options through which musicians can connect, impact, influence or [insert action word here].  So with all of the options, […]

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