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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Used to be, having a #1 hit in Billboard meant everything. Today being the #1 hit on Google means everything. HUH?

So much focus is put on increasing your SEO, and paying top dollar to your “web guy” to get you there. Sure, you can buy a slot at the top,…

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