Phillip Phillips Suing to Escape ‘Oppressive’ Idol Contract

According to a shocking new story by The Hollywood Reporter, American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is suing 19 Entertainment to get out of his “oppressive,” “manipulative,” and “fatally…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra & More Gypping Local Musicians

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to Denver and Colorado Springs … and local musicians contracted to play will receive about $560 below scale. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is hiring local musicians…

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Here’s a Big, Giant “Buyer Beware” Offer

[Presented exactly as received] Greetings from beautiful Costa Rica, I own an award winning four star hotel with several unique jungle venues for shows, Hotel Docelunas in lively Jaco, Costa…

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Musicians Are Often Exploited in Denver: Here’s What We Can Do About It

By Luke Leavitt | Westword: Many musicians are accustomed to playing for free, especially those who don’t have a large following. The joy of it, as well as the promise…

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Who Really “Discovered” Meghan Trainor?

We received the following e-mail from IAMA claiming to have “discovered” Meghan Trainor when she allegedly won one of their songwriting competitions. However, we find it interesting that Meghan attended…

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Are YOU Guilty of Libel or Slander — or Even Bullying?

We recently had a report of someone defaming a musician on Facebook. While you are entitled to your opinion, sometimes it can cross a line. Let COMBO remind you of…

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Response to Brian Farrish’s Post on Radio Airplay Offers

RESPONSE TO BUYER BEWARE ON RADIO AIRPLAY OFFERS Really, who is misleading who? I had never heard of the station before but I think what they are trying to say…

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Misleading E-Mails Promise Rotation of Terrestrial and Online Stations

Below is an email sent out by a large online music site about college station WKRB: “Rotation on Terrestrial and Online Station Reaching 1.5 Million” It’s our opinion that emails…

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Thoughts on Music X-Ray and similar sites

BUYER BEWARE: MUSIC X-RAY AND OTHER SIMILAR SITES Question: Hello everyone, my name is Lou and I’m new to your wonderful forum. I was wondering if anyone has any feedback…

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Don’t Waste Your Money Buying “Likes”

BUYING “LIKES” – Unbought “Likes” are a good way to gage how your band is doing. Phony “Likes” don’t help your band out at all. That’s like having that friend…

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Song Pluggers: Can They Help You?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song-plugger A song plugger or song demonstrator was a vocalist or piano player employed by department and music stores and song publishers in the early 20th century to promote and…

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BUDDY HOLLY SCAMMED . . .

This past week was the 55th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died” – when the plane carrying Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and Richie Valens went down…

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Watch out for “Radio Promotions”

We got another e-mail this past week on a website that promises to get your song “airplay”. For only $XXXX, they will send your song out to 100s of stations….

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2 MILLION MORE PASSWORDS FOR FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, TWITTER, OTHER SITES WERE STOLEN AND POSTED TO THE NET

| By Julie Bort A computer security researcher has stumbled upon another huge file of stolen user names and passwords that was posted on the ‘net for other hackers to…

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THIS WAS SENT OUT VIA LINKEDIN – MUSIC BIZ OPPORTUNITY

Group: MusicBiz | Subject: MusicBiz Opportunity! Hello All, Last month we sent out a message introducing Intel’s “Superstars” competition. This is a pretty amazing opportunity for musicians to submit their…

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