Music ‘Zines and Indie Promo Submissions. Slam dunk or no-go?

Old-school music store - Indie Promo Submissions

Music Marketing works both ways. Bands should excel at it when launching a record – and the RMR crew wrote about this often thorny issue pretty extensively already. It is after all the lifeblood running through the veins of that music business of theirs. And this is exactly what it truly is, a business. It needs to be managed, cajoled, and strategically administered. Apart from letting your artistic creativity run free, of course. Not an easy job description at best, and it is thus understandable that not many are really good at every facet of it.

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Unethical? Or pay Music Bloggers their Fair Share?

RockmusicRaider - Woman with money - Unethical, or pay music bloggers their fair share.

A lot of howling and bitching by self-proclaimed moralists lately echoed off the walls of the RockmusicRaider office suite. Deep questions galore about ethics, playing to theories that you should not take money for the work you do. That by doing so, your pure creative spirit as a blogger will grow the infamous mold of corruption. Specifically, in the music industry, this view lately became a problem.

Sigh.

Methinks that this is an age-old question that bothers many a journalist out there1). Is it – yes or no – unethical to take money? And if so, why?

But

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Blogger, mind your blog. Hints for the astute!

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Blog and Blogging

You have this urge. This unholy hunger, this need to tell the world your opinion. To put your point across, to share your passion. To be heard and understood.

Basically you want to have a voice, where others have none. Twitter does not really cut it for you, not everyone is Trump. And Facebook is downright creepy, if you start thinking about it. So, you need your own structure, and not have everybody and sundry tell you what to do all day long.

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10 Most Popular Posts @ RMR – Edition II

RockmusicRaider - Most Popular Posts

Howdy fans and friends!

A long while ago, the RMR deck crew issued that first attempt at glory. A list of most popular posts. Those that stuck with the audience, appreciation expressed through the sheer force of a great many clicks.

Since our last measurement, things changed dramatically and RockmusicRaider progressed further down that road to blog nirvana. In other words, from being totally on the outskirts of the metal music blogosphere, we find ourselves today at least somewhat more center stage. So, compared to our first attempt, there’s a tad more oomph behind our stats this time.

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