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    Today's Links: October 22, 2012

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    Artists: Is This Your SoundCloud Strategy?


    Attention All SoundCloud Artists:

    if this looks like something you do, please stop it.

    "yes"
    "hot"
    "nice"
    "dope"
    "killer"
    "wicked"

    your comment-spam is awful.

    quit the one-word comments.
    it's annoying, fake and distracting.

    CONTINUE READING HERE




    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) What’s The Story? The Value Of Storytelling In Music Promotion
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    2.) What to Do After Your First Show: A 10-Point Checklist for Success
    READ MORE

     


    3.) I love this list... 9 Habits of Super Positive People
    READ MORE

     


    4.) It's nice to see Behyped has returned and is blogging again. Read this: "Drinking Brain Espresso with Nikola Tesla"
    READ MORE

     


    5.) Digital Music News - Copyright: It's Corroding Musical Creativity In America... (what do you think?)
    READ MORE

     


    6.) When Success is Born Out of Serendipity: "Your... life can change in a single moment. Make sure to seize it."
    READ MORE

     


    7.) Great tips... 6 Infallible Ways to Earn Respect
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    8.) Instagram's Kevin Systrom: 'We Haven't Won'
    READ MORE

     


    9.) Are Facebook Pages Experiencing Less Reach With Revised EdgeRank?
    READ MORE

     


    10.) Grooveshark Gets a Makeover... (do you use it? if not, what's your go-to music streaming player?)
    READ MORE

     


    11.) 4 Simple Ways to Get More Mileage Out of Your Press Release
    READ MORE

     


    12.) Songza signs up 1-million Canadian users in 70 days. Are you using it yet?
    READ MORE

     


    13.) Why And How You Should Properly Name Your MP3 Files
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    14.) Have you noticed this new feature yet? Instagram Shrugs Off Twitter Snub And Finds Feature Work-Around...
    READ MORE

     


    15.) Top 3 Lessons to Learn from Pro-Bloggers
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    16.) HOW-TO: Targeting Facebook Posts
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    17.) Interesting to see the science behind this peculiar, inescapable trait of ours, The Science of Why We Blush
    READ MORE

     


    18.) Musician Lindsey Stirling Finds Her Audience via YouTube After Total Industry Rejection
    READ MORE

     


    19.) Are Childhood Dreams Possible? Here's 10 Ways To Revive A Childhood Dream
    READ MORE

     


    20.) Apparently If You Explain Many Ways That Artists Can Make Money Outside Of Copyright, You're Against Them Getting Paid?
    READ MORE

     


    21.) Sad: A 75 Year Old Explanation For Why Copyrights Are Bad... Is Unaccesible and Locked Up Behind Paywall
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