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What are your favorite "True Music Facts"?

As a creative outlet, I have started writing up "True Music Facts" to write to a friend once a week. (I turned one of them about the Steve Miller Band into a post on the blue last week.) My supply is running out much more quickly than I imagined, because I want the fact to be a fun story. So, a TMF isn't something like "the Beatles had the most number 1 hits" or "Boston's debut album sold X million copies." It's more like the story of the Beatles' "Butcher Cover" or Jethro Tull's odd Grammy win for best hard rock/heavy metal performance, or the etymology of a strange band name like Three Dog Night or a song like Cracklin' Rosie. So I ask of you: what are your favorite "True Music Facts?"
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 19, 2013 - 29 answers

Hope I keep playing before I get old...

Looking for general advice about finding my band gigs at small local venues. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Jul 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Was Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend Album Nearly Thrown Out By the Record Company?

Is it true that Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend album was rescued from the trash and/or "discovered" by a record label administrative assistant? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Feb 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Who are your favorite pop songwriters that don't perform their own songs?

Who are the greatest behind-the-scenes songwriters/producers? Give me your favorites! [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Nov 7, 2011 - 44 answers

Rock & Roll Reading List

What is it really like to be in a band? Please recommend reading material! [more inside]
posted by unsub on Jun 22, 2011 - 38 answers

Blacklist for Radio DJs?

Music Industry question: Is there such a thing as a "Do-Not-Send-Download Links-or-Free-CDs" blacklist for radio DJs? Many Details Within. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Feb 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Does 50K a verse pay for anything beyond bandwidth?

I'm in my early 30s and somehow I have completely lost the pop zeitgeist. Is there something on the web that explains how the U.S. music industry (especially with respect to hip hop, and even more especially re Nicki Minaj) works nowadays? [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on Nov 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Should a band go to SXSW at all costs?

Band is invited to play SXSW, it's a pricey proposition from England. Should they go? If so how do they make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by terrortubby on Jan 30, 2010 - 17 answers

How to go from a little girl with a guitar to a professional?

No one tells you how to be a musician in high school. What should I be doing? I feel like playing open mics and blindly sending out demos isn't the right way to do it. I can't even play at bars because I'm under 21. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jul 13, 2009 - 42 answers

Pop idle

Apologies in advance, this is a question about the X-Factor [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Dec 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Getting into the music management industry without experience.

My friend is interested in getting into the music management industry without experience. [more inside]
posted by junesix on Jul 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Do you have experience jobseeking in the UK Music Industry?

please help me help my girlfriend get a job in the UK music industry [more inside]
posted by snailer on Apr 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Where can I find the most comprehensive attacks on RIAA/DRM/Music Industry

What are the most frank, telling criticisms of issues like RIAA/DRM/Music Industry that you've read before? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Apr 3, 2006 - 13 answers

sorry, we have detected you live in another licensing area

I'd like to understand more about how music licensing works (especially for online music downloads, which seems particularly maddening), how it relates to traditional pre-internet music licensing, and if there's any chance the system may change in the near future. [more inside]
posted by funambulist on Dec 6, 2005 - 8 answers

Why are CD/DVD releases always on Tuesday?

They're talking today about "Super CD Tuesday" on MSNBC...Why are CD/DVD releases always on Tuesday?
posted by clgregor on Jun 7, 2005 - 11 answers

How much does it cost to release an album that's already been recorded?

How much does it cost to release an album that's already been recorded? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Mar 17, 2005 - 11 answers

Demo Tape Policies

Have you come across any funny demo policies lately? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by soundofsuburbia on Sep 2, 2004 - 4 answers

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