Tag Archives: Internet

Artists Searching for WEBSITE Development

Music Without Labels & Beat-Play are proud to announce that one of our great artists, Te’ V. Smith from Philadelphia, Pa is available to provide full website design and development to all independent musicians. Visit his site to contact him directly. Here are some samples of work he has done in the past:

Dexter R. Jones

Thierry Lundy

S. Badiyah Austin

The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard [VIDEO]

The Pirate Bay have some really big things going on right now between hearings with the Swedish government along with their ties to the current WikiLeaks issues arising in the United States.

Sean Parker speaks on Piracy at The Daily Beast Conference [VIDEO]

Sean Parker of Facebook is completely backwards on his thinking towards the music industry. To say that the fight against piracy is a failure is absolutely absurd. Every problem has some sort of issue, it’s just whether or not people are willing to address the necessary steps to conquer the task. With the Beat-Play model not only will piracy be done away with, but the quality of music will greatly exceed the overall mainstream flood we currently experience. People aren’t going to stop illegally downloading music just because you have a cool player that harnesses tons of music. iTunes is around and the majority of people using it have libraries filled with pirated tracks. So why wouldn’t they just continue to illegally download the new music they hear on such a site as your own. As far as the ‘not being able to get your music from the service to other devices’ comment, this is what smartphones and applications are for. Technology is great because it gives us the limitless freedoms we need to cater to all the users’ demands. Spotify offers a decent service but doesn’t change the molding too much from iTunes except that it’s strictly online and they stream full tracks. I’m sure for a short period of time this will be a semi-successful model but the main user base will continue to be the same people that buy music today. If someone is pirating music today, what is to stop them from doing so tomorrow. Not Spotify. It doesn’t make it FREE.

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On Work – Kahlil Gibran

This was Tupac’s favorite poet. Since reading this poem he has become my new favorite poet. I thought I’d share this one because it’s very relevant to this blog’s topics, messages, and missions.

On Work
Kahlil Gibran

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Facebook Has Fan Pages: Use Them!

Here at Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC we currently represent 320 independent musicians, offering free promotion. There are currently way too many artists today not utilizing social media the right way to promote their music. Facebook has had fan pages for close to 2 years now so don’t represent your band under a “personal” profile. Come to Music Labs Blog take a look at the reasons why it is not beneficial to build your music recognition on Facebook through a personal page.

By: Mark G. Valente | Online Marketing Director | @MarkwithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

It’s Time for Indie Artists to Organize, Now More Than Ever! – Join the Music Without Labels Community! – There are Great Benefits to Be Had!!


Right now it is more important than ever for independent artists to organize together. Music Without Labels is an environment dedicated to the ideas and solutions that are going to carry indie artists to where they want to be: in complete control, and with as many options as possible to further their careers.

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Google Exposes Government Data Requests

Yesterday, Google announced the launch of an app entitled, the Government Requests tool. It represents a global map with blow-up text boxes over each country providing the given country’s data and removal requests. All recorded data on the app dates from July 1 to December 31, 2009. There is also a list of the sites in which data had been removed, along with the amount of data. Some requests made have been from government agencies or often court ordered.

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Linkedin A New Class???

Linkedin has been an increasingly successful business network of over 65 million users, connecting them to exchange information, ideas, and potential business opportunities. This network allows users to connect with other professionals within three degrees of separation (a friends, friends, friend). This gives those who don’t know you the ability to see some of your posts, activity, or ask you questions.

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Indie Artist Promotion Priority # 1: Reduce Clicks


It’s simple common sense..the more clicks it takes to get to your music, the harder it will be for people to hear it, and without people hearing it, there’s absolutely no chance at making a sale.

The biggest problem here really lies in the way that the internet is structured. The web is a very visual thing in it’s nature. Photos or Artwork can be posted up almost anywhere, and once seen, the damage has been done. With music this is not the case. People mostly have to rely on links to attract people to their music. There’s nothing to distinguish 1 link from any other link. There’s not even a special kind of link for music. It sounds weird, but the web is just not set up to handle music yet.

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The Top 12 Reasons Not to Sign to a Label

1. Loss of Rights – If you’re a new act, almost 95% of the time, if you want that big label contract, you have to sign over your publishing rights. This is a HUGE problem. Basically, anything you write, which by just the pen touching the paper, or finger touching the key, is automatically copyrighted, you are giving directly to the Label so they can go make more money off of it than you do. Now some people may make the argument that without the label you couldn’t make any money at all, but with the internet getting more and more sophisticated, this will get less and less true, which is already the case for some. ie: Lisa Lavie

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