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MIDEM 2010 Roundup

Lots of meetings and panels, in mix with fresh air and fancy lunches and dinners didn’t let me report here each day of the event – hope you forgive me and enjoy reading this brief summary report from MIDEM 2010.

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Are Music Videos Cheating?

You’re not going to make very much money in touring. Not when you’re first starting out. The peak money in touring is normally found about 20 years after breakout success, regardless of the era.

Whitechapel Guitarist Talks The Importance Of Touring, Straight-Edge Lifestyle

Prior to returning to the studio in January, the band’s guitarist Alex Wade discussed the forthcoming album, touring and living a straight-edge life.

Music Industry Vet Launches Virtual Road Manager For Touring Bands

The live music business is an avenue artists still depend on to make a living and build a fan base. introduces the “Virtual Road Manager” for independent bands, but is it that good?

Inside The Los Angeles Underground Metal Scene

The state of the underground metal scene in Los Angeles (LA) has taken a series of unfortunate events. The Knitting Factory in Hollywood has closed, The Black Castle has announced its closing, and The Relax Bar is now only doing Saturday night shows.