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Info: Mike Dias is a Sales Director for Logitech. He specializes in consumer electronics & pro audio with an expertise in headphones & portable audio. He has over 15 years of experience selling custom handcrafted in-ear monitors. Mike Dias is a Sales Director for Logitech. He specializes in consumer electronics & pro audio with an expertise in headphones & portable audio. He has over 15 years of experience selling custom handcrafted in-ear monitors.">

U.S. Album Sales Hit Historic Lows

U.S. album sales have hit new historic lows over the last five weeks marking the longest consecutive stretch in the SoundScan era that the industry has gone without scanning more than ...
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The Record Label Exec

The Record Label Exec
“My primary focus is to keep my team making records and overseeing that the records get turned in on budget and turned in on time.” Dan McCarroll—president of Capitol and Virgin Records ...
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The General Manager

The General Manager
“Think of a band like a corporation and the manager would be the CEO.”  Randy Nichols, founder of Force Media Management ...
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The Musician

The Musician
“Surround yourself with the right team to extend your art as far and beyond as you’d like it to go.” Yesod Williams of Pepper ...
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The Tour Manager

The Tour Manager
“A Tour Manager has to be the most flexible person on tour – his job can range from being a bartender on the side of the stage to watching some band members’ kids during sound check.” Donovan Haney— Manager of The Expendables ...
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The Tour Accountant

The Tour Accountant
“A Tour Accountant takes care of all things financial on the road — assisting in putting together a tour budget before the tour hits the road, per diem, settling shows, settling with hotels, bus and truck drivers, assisting with tax issues, etc.” David ’5-1′ Norman, Tour Accountant for John Legend ...
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The Music Publicist

The Music Publicist
“A publicist is a liaison between the artist and the media. Our main purpose is to get our clients media attention, with blogs, traditional print, radio, television, etc.” Ryan Romana, founder of Press Junkie PR ...
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The Music Licenser

The Music Licenser
“Every artist is valued based on their presentation and what their creditability is.” Dan Silver, the Sr. Creative Director at RipTide Music ...
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The Talent Buyer

The Talent Buyer
“I’m looking at what that artist can sell that night in that venue and I’m making an offer based on that.” David Rodrick, Talent Buyer for Noise Pop ...
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The Concert Photographer

The Concert Photographer
“When you are playing so loud it affects your breathing and the lights are all you can see, it’s like you are the music’s body and it’s pouring out of you.” Kan Lailey Hi Kan — thank ...
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How music festivals make money

Why are so many festivals popping up? Because music festivals are big business. Coachella is the most profitable festival in the U.S. Last year it sold 158,000 tickets and pulled in ...
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Music Sales Slump Again

Hey, isn’t the music business supposed to be rebounding? That’s presumably why SoftBank offered $8.5 billion for Universal Music — that’s $2 billion more than anyone thought the music ...
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