Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?

One musician’s dilemma highlights the need for
decentralized social media platforms 

By Rebecca Day

 On Friday, March 13th, 2020 I sat at my kitchen table and I confronted an unprecedented dilemma. I had just arrived home from filing my taxes, and as I poured a cup of coffee, emails began pouring in. Due to the threat of COVID-19, my entire live music calendar for the foreseeable future was being wiped out by a tidal wave of cancellations. Continue reading “Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?”

Crazy Daysies trio to hit the ‘road’ with ‘Live from Ja’Ville’ on GetAMPED

*PLEASE SEE update below. 6/8/2020

Bands know what it’s like to be on the physical road, traveling from city to city for shows. With many cities canceling live music events, musicians are now traveling a different kind of road.

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Copyright algorithms ensnare indie musicians doing livestreams—what to do?

I predicted this weeks ago as the COVD-19 shutdown began. My daughter is among the musicians whose livelihood was sledge-hammered, reducing her income stream dramatically. She and her sister work fulltime as musicians, so they knew they had to act quickly to downsize a gigantic loss. The answer, as many have found, was obvious. Livestream shows on Facebook, and maybe, just maybe they could hang in there long enough to keep the business alive.

The first words out of my mouth had to do with algorithms and social media flags on sites like Facebook. Continue reading “Copyright algorithms ensnare indie musicians doing livestreams—what to do?”

Jason Evans Band Live: Slick production, tight performance from Whiskey Jax

Jason Evans Band Live from Whiskey Jax Beaches April 11, 2020
Jason Evans Band Live from Whiskey Jax Beaches April 11, 2020 (Still shot from Live Show)

The Jason Evans Band hopped on the livestream circuit with a tight performance on Saturday. The show was broadcast live to Facebook from Whiskey Jax at Jacksonville Beach (Florida). Fans tuned in, and for a donation, you could hear a favorite. The production was very slick, with an emcee and the feel of a public education fundraiser. I personally loved it. Continue reading “Jason Evans Band Live: Slick production, tight performance from Whiskey Jax”

Will Facebook music licensing give indies short end of the stick?

Cheers to Getting Sober The Crazy Daysies
Originally released by Sonorous as part of an anthology album, “Cheers” was released by the same company as a single in November, 2017. (Snip: Sonorous Records)

It’s been awhile coming, but Facebook’s music licensing contracts appear to be baked. Not much is available about pop culture contracts. But according to Digital Music News, it’s likely, “If you’re an indie publisher or songwriter, you’re probably going to hate Facebook’s music publishing contract.”   Continue reading “Will Facebook music licensing give indies short end of the stick?”