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The idea of crowdfunding

The idea of crowdfunding isn’t a new concept; it existed long before the dawn of the internet. rowdfunding occurs whenever a network of individuals pool funds together for a cause. Think back to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts of 2005, […]
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The branding effect

Portland musicians like to experiment with their sound and style. Many of our local musicians prefer not to be grouped into a specific genre, or affiliate with a musical stereotype. There’s nothing wrong with that, I guess, but let’s take […]
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You're the local music investor

I think that it’s time to take a step back and speak to local music fans once again. Last time, I encouraged Portland music fans to support local musicians against the unbalance of influence the mainstream music industry has due […]
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Oh, you have a new record? Are you going to tell anyone about it?

Yeah, lately I’ve been thrashing the mainstream music industry, but there’s a reason the few successful companies at the top have the ears of millions. he major record labels have deep pockets and have been around for decades. If we […]
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Getting down to business

We all want to make a living doing what we love. ost people only dream of doing the thing they love to pay their bills, as well as establish residual income. Others are persistent, tenacious and driven to make the […]
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Does it matter where I perform?

The simple answer is yes, but there’s more to it. Typically, when your band is young, you take whatever gig you can get, which means that you may end up performing in the not-so-great venues. Who cares? Who cares if […]
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This one is for Portland music fans

  I’ll be the first to admit, I listen to a lot of mainstream music. 
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One thing to do if you plan on making it in Portland music

One thing I really enjoy is talking to bands about their thoughts on the Portland music scene.
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What's up with the Portland music scene?

Portland, Oregon is known for rain, microbrews and promiscuity. I’m going to add another thing to that list –the Portland music scene.
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