My name is Andrew, and I’m really very pleased to welcome you to my blog: Dotted Music. My team and I strive to bring you the latest news and analysis regarding the music industry. With a focus on the processes behind the songs in the charts (and those not in the charts), Dotted Music embraces the digital music industry. We will bring you fact, opinion, and something in between, but let’s remember that when we talk about the digital music industry, we’re talking about the present.
There are a number of services Dotted Music has to offer, things like unique promotion showcases, tools for your music marketing needs, management tips, top-notch music business news, inspiring interviews, and, of course, the philosophical lifestyle hacks who know how to live the music industry.
If all that sounds somewhat convoluted, you’ll be relieved that the fundamental purpose of the blog is remarkably simple.
Imagine a place where music industry insider and avid music fan alike can retreat from the rigours of the workplace and everyday life, a blog where the digital music industry is recognised as the present. That place is Dotted Music Blog.
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As you already know, my name is Andrew. For my entire life I’ve lived in Kaliningrad, the most western part of Russian Federation locked between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea. I’m in my mid-twenties and happily married. My wife Katya – the most beautiful woman in the world – is my muse and the one I live for.
My involvement in the music industry is well-documented. I’m a project manager and Editor-in-Chief at Ultimate-Guitar.com, literally the biggest guitar tablature website in the world. I’m more of an accordionist than a guitarist, but don’t count it against me! In fact, I know a thing or two about music marketing, both practically and academically. I’m a serious Drum & Bass DJ and events promoter, and hold a post at the XSSR Music Academy (based in Kaliningrad), where I lecture in music marketing.
Most of us are casually interested in music, but for the past eight years music has developed into my livelihood. Whether music is your casual interest, livelihood, or something in between, I have something for you. Dotted Music has something for you.
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And if you want to learn more about me and Dotted Music, you can read some recent interviews:
On 6 July 2011 Samuel Agini joined the Dotted Music team as editor of the blog.
Dotted Music Editor Sam
I’m Andrew’s loyal Editor. I simply love working for Dotted Music. There’s so much more to the site than what you see on the blog. We have more in store for you very soon, but I’m not quite ready to impart that information just yet!
My involvement in music began a few years ago when I began to write for Ultimate-Guitar.com. My reviews were soon complemented by my monthly column all about unsigned artists. The column proved to be a telling baptism into music marketing and PR. Many of the bands would employ different techniques to grab my attention, which inspired my interest in the field.
Andrew and I go back a few years, more than we’re willing to let on!
When the position of Editor became available at Dotted Music I immediately contacted Andrew at his mystical music marketing base in Kalingrad, where I put forth my desire to join the Dotted Music team.
Evidently, Andrew saw fit to introduce me to you, so here I am to introduce myself. I’m rather friendly (unless you’re a conniving crustacean), so please contact me:
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