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This profile was last updated on 5/31/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Founder and Publisher

Phone: (818) ***-****  HQ Phone
2219 West Olive Avenue #136
Burbank , California 91506
United States

Company Description: is committed to providing accurate music business information and resources for readers at any level of the music industry, from the local to...   more

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Los Angeles, CA 5/31/14- will accept Bitcoin virtual currency as payment for its music consultancy services starting in June, Founder Randi Reed announced on the MusicBizAdvice Blog on Friday.
The move places in position to be one of the first, if not the first, music business consultancy firms to accept Bitcoin virtual currency, as well as one of the first music business service providers to accept it.
It also happens just as many independent artists on the road at the height of concert season discover the hazards of attempting to manage themselves, or realize the cousin they hired to be their tour manager doesn't know what he's doing after all.
Says Reed, "Creative people need a variety of solutions. Bitcoin is a great option for Indie Musicians who don't have a lot of immediate cash flow but need urgent advice about how to market their music or manage their band when something goes wrong on the road. A lot of them have Bitcoin they bought a couple of tours ago but never used because the services they needed didn't accept it. By giving artists the choice of using Bitcoin, helps them bridge that gap, which frees up more of their traditional cash for other things they need."
Bitcoin will not replace other forms of payment accepts, says Reed.
About Randi Reed: Randi Reed is an independent music business consultant who has worked in artist management, booking, and concert promotion from the local to Platinum level. She developed in 1997 while battling a chronic autoimmune disease, CFIDS (sometimes known as CFS).
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In early 1997, in the midst ..., 1 May 2014 [cached]
In early 1997, in the midst of a Platinum-level career in booking, artist management, and concert promotion, Founder / Publisher Randi Reed started an online magazine for unsigned and independent musicians while confined to bed battling the autoimmune disease CFIDS. That online magazine would later grow into what is now
Says Reed, "During my illness, musicians started tracking me down via IM to ask questions.
As Reed explains, "I'd been active on music forums and musicians' boards on AOL, Prodigy, and Compuserve since 1992 and could see the online music community was growing and that they had lots of questions and wanted to be heard. As I went along in the industry, I answered whichever questions I could. When I was an intern, I answered questions about how to get an internship."
Fast-forward to today, is read in more than 78 countries worldwide and is utilized as a resource by online and offline newspapers, magazines, and websites, as well as by E! News, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and Song U. was also featured on the News page on Bon Jovi's official website, and its This Month in Music History calendar was displayed at the Hard Rock Café Surfers Paradise.
Reed attributes this trust to high journalistic standards, along with well-informed writers and staff: "I'm proud of the fact that our current writers and staff have all worked at the Platinum level of the music business. I drive our writers crazy with fact-checking. Before I got into music, I was a journalism major and had instructors who taught thoroughly-sourced, objective journalism: Present both sides of an issue. Understand the difference between fact and opinion. Stick to facts whenever possible. And I'm a big fan of the FTC Blog Disclosure Act. (Reed is a former college journalism award winner, but admits to "breaking nearly every grammatical rule" to give and the MusicBizAdvice Blog their conversational tone.)
In addition to the website, Reed has the MusicBizAdvice Blog for opinion and commentary on music industry topics, and is active on Twitter @MusicBizAdvice (Reed writes the Tweets personally) and Google+. has also experimented with other social media over the years, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr, and earlier sites, MySpace, Ryze, and Friendster.
Looking Ahead: In May 2014, Founder/Publisher Randi Reed announced via the MusicBizAdvice Blog that as of June 2014 will accept Bitcoin virtual currency for its paid consultant services. This makes one of the first (if not the first) music business consultancy firms to accept Bitcoin. The move also makes one of the first music business service providers to accept virtual currency.
Also in May 2014, Randi Reed joined On-Demand Business Advice to give emerging musicians an easy way to obtain Platinum-level telephone consultations from the road at a discounted per-minute rate.
FAQs, 19 May 2010 [cached]
How can I hire Randi Reed as a music business consultant?
How can I hire Founder / Editor-in-Chief Randi Reed for a speaking engagement?
Follow our Editor in Chief Randi Reed on Twitter @MusicBizAdvice, Friend us at MuzBiz Advice on Facebook, Add our Editor in Chief as a Friend on MySpace at MusicBizAdvice, and check out our Editor in Chief's MusicBizAdviceBlog, which provides commentary on a variety of music industry issues from a personal point of view.
... was started in 1997 by our Founder / Editor-in-Chief, Randi Reed, a music business consultant who specializes in troubleshooting and short-term projects.
Other stuff (material such as lists, our music industry glossary, and other articles without a byline): These are usually written by Founder / Editor-in-Chief Randi Reed (who figured readers would tire of seeing her name blasted all over the site), or Webmaster / Researcher Extraordinaire Jinjer Hundley (who's a humble sort who really should take more credit for her work).
Notes our Editor in Chief Randi Reed, "As many a disgruntled PR person can attest, has never published articles for hire or 'product placement' pieces. Readers want the truth, not ads in disguise."
Q. Are you accepting management clients? At this time, is not taking percentage-based, long-term management clients. Our Founder / Editor-in-Chief, Randi Reed, is a music business consultant who specializes in troubleshooting and short-term projects for independent artists and music industry companies.
Q. How can I hire Randi Reed as a music business consultant?
Q. How can I hire Founder / Editor-in-Chief Randi Reed for a speaking engagement? Having worked at the Platinum level of the music industry since 1992, our Founder / Editor in Chief Randi Reed is available for speaking engagements and panel discussions on a variety of music industry subjects. Contact the office at (818) 487-9645 and tell the receptionist you're inquiring about hiring Randi for a speaking engagement, and your call will be directed. (Business hours: M-F 10:00AM-6:00PM Pacific.)
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