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8 Advantages Social Media Has Over Traditional Media

While social media may receive a lot of criticism as a marketing tool, with many artists instead touting the virtues of old school methods of promotion, social media still holds a number of advantages over traditional media. Here we look at eight reasons why. _____________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski… Continue Reading

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Jemele Hill supporters take up the #NaziBucketChallenge

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As the fervor over anti-Trump comments made by ESPN’s Jemele Hill continuing to grow, her supporters are taking to social media armed with an incendiary hashtag to show solidarity.

Borrowing from the charitable “Ice Bucket Challenge” meme of a few years back, Hill’s supporters are standing by her Trump tweets by using the hashtag “#NaziBucketChallenge.”

I am the descendant of a World War II solider& a Korea solider & both would call Trump a White Supremicist & so do I #NaziBucketChallenge

— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) September 15, 2017 Read more…

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Facebook let advertisers buy ads targeting ‘Jew haters’

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Facebook is again finding itself in hot water over its ads.

The social network allowed advertisers to buy ads specifically targeting “Jew haters” and people who were “interested in” other anti-Semitic topics, according to a new report from ProPublica.

The publication found that Facebook’s advertising portal contained a number of anti-Semitic categories ad-buyers could use to help target their ads on Facebook. These categories, which have since been removed, included “Jew haters,” “How to burn Jews,” and “History of ‘why jews ruin the world,” and “Hitler did nothing wrong.”  Read more…

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Facebook wants you to check its new ‘Crisis Response’ feature when disaster hits

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Facebook’s emergency response features now include much more than just Safety Check.

The social network introduced a new “Crisis Response” hub that helps Facebook users learn about natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other events affecting people around the world. 

Think of the new Crisis Response sections as a sort of upgraded version of the Safety Check tab that was introduced last month. (The existing Safety Check section will be updated to “Crisis Response” in the next few weeks.) The new tab provides much more than just the tools and information associated with Facebook’s Safety Check feature. Read more…

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Facebook Live Toolkit For Musicians

With Facebook now more of a video giant than ever, Facebook live has now become one of the best ways for artists to reach their fans. Here we look at how to get the most out of these broadcasts using the example of singer/songwriter Dawn Beyer. ________________________ Guest post by… Continue Reading

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Watch Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding Record Her New Album In 77 Hours On Facebook Live

Making an album is tough, tough work and doing it in the spotlight is even tougher. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding is ripping the veil off the process by broadcasting it all on Facebook live and adding the extra pressure of a 77 hour deadline. WATCH: “Over just three days, we’re… Continue Reading

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Building An Online Presence – 7 Key Tips For Musicians

In 2017, having a professional looking website and an active presence on social media has become a key component of any band’s success. That said, there are a variety of ‘right’ ways to go about about building an online presence. Here we look at seven tips for doing so successfully…. Continue Reading

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Facebook Plays Money Card On YouTube

Further evidence that YouTube is doing its best to muscle in on YouTube’s territory, the popular social network has offered the music industry a truckload of cash in exchange for music licenses with the idea that it’s users can include popular music in the videos they upload without fear of… Continue Reading

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