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How much is your music worth?



Not so long ago music production was the playground of the minted. Without access to expensive equipment, studio time, engineers, manufacturing, and distribution there was no track. Now tracks can be released for less than the price of a… Read on…

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Music Promotion for the digital age with Kahua Music



Continuing Lost in Musik’s look at the various facets of music we thought it would be good idea to look at the black art of dance music promotion. In days gone by the artist made the tune, got it signed, the label distributed it and employed a promotion company to get it in the relevant tastemakers hands. Today with… Read on…

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The all new Beatport site is unveiled!


Just after writing a post on the mess Beatport was in regarding charts and genres (here), Lost In Musik gets some interesting news in our inbox – an update to Beatport. It’s been over two years since Beatport updated their website.  And here we have a sneaky peeky of what’s to come.  I’m still having […]

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Beatport charts gone crazy? Rumours of a new genre? Read on…


WE HAVE MOVED, PLEASE HEAD OVER HERE, THANKS!: http://www.lostinmusik.net/?p=1086 So Toolroom have worked out a killer strategy for dominating the Beatport charts – bundle 20-40 tracks into a compilation and sell them for a reduced price. (side note: supposedly this isn’t the first time they’ve employed ‘creative’ tactics to chart their tracks, crafty lot they […]

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Anatomy of a Beatport Release – The Real Deal


Last year the guys at Beatport did a piece called “Becoming One – Anatomy of a #1 hit”.  This showed how the Swedish House Mafia marketed their release “One” and the ensuing sales and fame the release achieved.  It was an interesting piece, but as a case study it isnt entirely useful seen as it […]

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Behind The Scenes Of XL Recordings


Here is a great piece on XL Recordings, the label that brought us The Prodigy and continues to bring us a stream of innovative and eclectic artists like Dizzee Rascal and Adele.  If only more record labels followed Richard Russell’s musical ethics… http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/16/richard-russell-xl-recordings-dizzee-rascal-prodigy

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The fast way to get your music on BBC Radio 1


BBC Introducing has been around for a while and was mainly orientated towards getting new bands on the air.  Now it seems they are pushing for electronic music producers too.  So get your stuff sent through their website and you may end up with a few bonus plays on your local radio, and the best […]

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