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December 23, 2011

2010 Start My Song Blog Review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 25 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb.

The busiest day of the year was May 18th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was Songwriting: How Much Money Can I Make?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for how much do songwriters make, how much money do songwriters make, fools for rowan, how much do songwriters charge, and start my song.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Songwriting: How Much Money Can I Make? January 2010


Songwriter and Music Events in Nashville: Oct 12th – Oct 18th October 2009


Songwriter and Music events in Nashville: Oct 5th – Oct 11th October 2009
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Songwriter and Music events in Nashville: Sept 21st – Sept 27th September 2009
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Singer / Songwriter and Live Music Events in Nashville Nov 30 – Dec 6 November 2009

Nashville Band In Need of Help on the Road

November 17, 2010

Just got an email from a Nashville band in need of some help. The Delta Saints bus has broken down on their tour and they need help getting it fixed! Here is the email:

Hello Friends,
Today we are launching a campaign to raise money to help save the bus. Due to transmission failure, we need some dough in order to stay on the road and get the ol girl repaired. To make a donation, click here.  See the current progress.

Any contribution will be rewarded by the corresponding task. If you donate $10, we’ll send you our albums. $15 gets you a t shirt, and so on. If you give $350 you get to name the bus and live on in Delta Saints history. Take a minute and check out our campaign, and donate to help keep us around. Every little bit helps.  We’ve also added the Pray On E.P. (2008) to bandcamp. Download a copy now! Consider any of these your personal early Christmas present to the band. Thanks in advance. And for those of you in Lawrence, KS and Jonesboro, AR; we’ll see you this weekend!

Please donate if you can and support these Nashville musicians!

Music Publishers and Labels, Have You Seen the New Orchard?

November 11, 2010
The Orchard, one of the original companies allowing for digital distribution of music for labels and music publishers is announcing some big changes to its Release Builder system.

Labels can now upload large amounts of music, complete with metadata, artwork, and of course audio.

…the real magic comes from the ability to repackage on the fly.  So, that means that labels can quickly reorganize tracks into different album bundles, remotely and without having to upload tracks a second (or third or fourth) time.  This is an easy way to create retailer exclusives and album variations, something that fits the highly-varied release landscape of today.

Digital Music News has the full story with photos here

Radio Jingles are Still Rockin

November 10, 2010
Traditional radio is expected to post a revenue increase for 2010, the first time an increase has been seen since 2006. This is good news for the music industry overall as there are billions in revenue flowing from traditional radio in forms of performance royalties to songwriters and music publishers as well as as labels and artists in the form of music exposure.

This is also good news for the radio jingle business as that advertising money will continue to flow in to traditional radio stations. 

Most radio stations now have a digital form online as well. If you’re considering running an advertising jingle, you may want to consider making a buy on the digital side to tap into that growing market.

How Sound Exchange Works, Getting Paid as an Artist

November 10, 2010

IndieConnect is always bringing in amazing speakers to discuss the music industry. John Styll, the Founder and CEO of StyllPoint Consulting, a music industry consulting firm, was no different and gave a great presentation about Sound Exchange. 

View the video on IndieConnect's website.

In the video, John talks about SoundExchange vs the traditional performance royalty services ASCAP and BMI. Where the traditional services pay music publishing houses and songwriters for song play over traditional radio and in public venues, Sound Exchange pays artists for play on digitial mediums such as internet radio or cable music channels. 

Apple Extends Previews to 90 Seconds Without Asking

November 5, 2010

Apple sent out a nice letter to music publishing services and record labels to let them know they were increasing the song preview time from 30 seconds to 90 seconds for songs over 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Smaller publishers and labels were a bit upset that they weren't consulted on this at all before the letter was sent. It seems Apple is really starting to flex its muscle based on their established control of the market.