Dick Huey will present at SxSW 2016 with Creeper Lagoon’s Sharky Laguana, and Rasmus Rex Pedersen from the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory. Panel topic: Making Streaming Royalties Fair(er) Streaming royalties from subscription services like Spotify, AppleMusic, and others are distributed using the “Big Pool” (pro-rata) distribution method. There are questions as to whether this methodContinue Reading
YouTube Space LA and their THUMP Sessions are an opportunity for bands to present themselves. Toolshed client MNDR performs Go With It with TOKiMONSTA for the last song of this hour video, in THUMP’s first session. https://thump.vice.com/en_us/video/watch-tokimonsta-and-friends-live
Dick Huey presents a 5-minute “lightning presentation” at Digital Media Wire’s 2015 music day in NYC, explaining subscriber share (per-user) on demand music streaming.
8tracks, the San Francisco-based Internet radio service, announced on Tuesday the additions of Dick Huey, Bruce Flohr and Fred McIntyre to its advisory board. ”We are excited to welcome Dick, Bruce and Fred to our amazing group of Advisors,” said David Porter, 8tracks’ founder and CEO. “Our Advisory Board plays an important part of ourContinue Reading
In the dog days of summer we spoke with host Andrew Apanov of We Spin, a website that provides growth training for musicians. The topic was subscriber share on-demand streaming. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and think about different ways to slice existing income from on-demand streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio.Continue Reading
Larry Miller runs an excellent podcast called Musonomics. Recently, Dick Huey spoke with Larry about the rollout of Apple Music. Manager Emily White, and VC David Pakman, were also part of the podcast.
Two fun talks (if you’re into this kind of thing) at Midem in early June. Our first talk was a presentation of the concept of subscriber share on-demand streaming. Currently, most on-demand streaming services distribute income pro-rata, meaning the total number of streams are divided into the total money to arrive at a single rate.Continue Reading
Dick Huey will participate in two panel discussions at this year’s CMW (Canadian Music Week) Digital Media Summit event in Toronto, May 1-10. Thursday, May 7 – 2:30-3:30p – Chatbusters: Breaking An Artist via Social Saturday, May 9 – 12:05-12:50p – The Importance of Neighboring Rights
February 5, 2015 Musician-focused nonprofit founded in 2000 announces new Board members; executive leadership; incoming staff; advisory councils; physical location WASHINGTON, DC—Future of Music Coalition (FMC), the celebrated nonprofit resource for musicians and composers, has positioned itself for further success in its mission to equip today’s and tomorrow’s creators with the tools they need to beContinue Reading
https://medium.com/@dhuman/additional-discussion-about-per-user-on-demand-streaming-models-43afb4618472 I’m pleased to see discussion growing around per-user streaming models— my compliments to Sharky for putting together a strong presentation regarding this discussion. This model is one I and several others who do digital music strategy work have been kicking the tires on and discussing online in various newsgroups for quite some time. StreamingContinue Reading
Toolshed has had the good fortune to have worked with hundreds of incredible musicians throughout our fourteen years in the social media marketing and digital PR business. We try to pay it forward by helping to raise money and awareness for ROAD RECOVERY, a non-profit organization, by doing a hundred-mile Century bike ride each FallContinue Reading
Dick Huey is a founder and CEO of Toolshed, a US based music marketing agency. Throughout his career Dick has orchestrated over 350 digital campaigns, worked at Beggars Group and consulted various companies including Spotify. In this We Spin Recipes episode, Dick shared numerous tips on rocking your social media presence as a musician –Continue Reading
MARCH 9, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Syndicated Planet launches today, in the form of an LLC partnership between Michael Hausman (manager Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega) and Dick Huey (founder/owner Toolshed). Syndicated Planet is an idea incubator. Hausman and Huey plan to develop and bring to market great ideas that need to see the lightContinue Reading
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Curates Dogfish Head / Blurt Magazine Party Wednesday, March 12 1-7p @ The Ginger Man Featuring Amy Ray, Nicole Atkins, Basia Bulat, The Autumn Defense, Haley Bonar, Leah Mason w/ Brendan Benson, Future Monarchs w/ Pat Sansone and Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag Toolshed, Inc. bringsContinue Reading
Feb. 27 Interview with Swenyo room goods founder Ricardo Camargo Swenyo is a youth-oriented room goods brand based in Encintas, CA, that launched in 2014. Toolshed developed a social media launch strategy for the brand. The following interview appeared in the February 27th issue of Modern Luxury Riviera, San Diego Hip parents, rejoice. The Vapor Studio crew that lockedContinue Reading
Toolshed has been selected as the social media agency-of-record for Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia (Canada) for the 2013-’14 winter sports season. Toolshed has responsibility for social media strategy and growth across all social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Toolshed’s Dick Huey is on the steering committee for Amplitude, a yearlyContinue Reading
Toolshed worked with Red Bull Sound Select and Red Bull Music Radio to evaluate, reimagine, redevelop, and relaunch Red Bull Music Radio as a DMCA-compliant music website. The engagement involved working with teams from Red Bull Music Radio in Austria, as well as with Red Bull US Headquarters in Los Angeles. The finished product can be foundContinue Reading
OPENS SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 13, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toolshed, Inc. founder Dick Huey today announced that Peter Zimmerman has joined the firm as Head of Publicity. The company, which is a leader in social media marketing and grassroots outreach, is doubling down in its historical areas of strength toContinue Reading
January 1, 2013 Toolshed has been selected to project manage SoundExchange’s participation as a lead sponsor of the New Music Seminar in New York City, in June 2013 and also in June 2014. This engagement will involve ideating panels, obtaining speakers and panelists, and assisting with the composition of the keynote speech by SoundExchange CEO MikeContinue Reading
http://www.soundexchange.com/board-member-profile-qa-dick-huey-2/ May 15, 2012 SoundByte recently connected with SoundExchange board member and Toolshed CEO Dick Huey. Dick started Toolshed in 2001 and grew the business into one of the oldest and most respected digital marketing agencies in the U.S. Throughout the years, he’s consulted with such influential independent record labels as the Beggars Group, Merge Records, and Kill RockContinue Reading
FIX: THE MINISTRY MOVIE / Digital Marketing. Al Jourgensen – Ministry, Paul Barker – Ministry, Trent Reznor – NIN Maynard Keenan – Tool Jonathan Davis – Korn Dave Navarro – Jane’s Add.. Timothy Leary. Toolshed will assist Gigantic Pictures in developing a social media plan for the film release of FIX: The Ministry Movie.
Dick Huey of Toolshed Inc. talks to Loyola University New Orleans students about the perks of enhancing your web presence and how to make the most of it Music Industry Forum – Dick Huey from Loyola University on Vimeo.
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1179044/spotify-staffing-up-for-us-launch-whos-on-the-team Spotify may still be missing two key major label licensing deals needed to launch. But it appears to be confident enough in its progress to staff up a U.S. team in preparation for bringing the popular European streaming music service to domestic shores. In the past month, Spotify has hired a VP of engineering andContinue Reading
Toolshed has been selected to consult the European licensing team of global music streaming service Spotify. Toolshed will be responsible for independent label and artist license outreach in the United States, and will have responsibility to obtain music licenses for the upcoming launch of Spotify in the US projected for the summer of 2012.
HitQuarters interview. Interview with DICK HUEY, online promoter at Toolshed Media for Arcade Fire, Deerhoof, Kristen Hersh, Matador Records – Nov 8, 2010
CASH Music (Coalition of Artists and Stakeholders) is a non-profit organization based out of Portland, Oregon founded by Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, Donita Sparks of L7, and Jesse von Doom. The organization is run by co-executive directors Jesse von Doom and Maggie Vail. CASH Music takes an open source approach to music production andContinue Reading
Toolshed has been engaged as an exclusive digital licensing and marketing consultant by Berlin-based Morr Music. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to Morr Music.
Toolshed has been engaged as the exclusive digital marketing agency for Asthmatic Kitty, based in Lander, Wyoming. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital marketing services to Sufjan Steven’s record label.
Toolshed has been engaged as an exclusive digital marketing consultant by Nonesuch Records, based in New York, New York. Toolshed will provide digital marketing services to the Nonesuch label group.
June 01, 2005-present Toolshed was engaged by Merge Records to be their digital music service licensing representative, and to provide digital marketing services for all Merge Records releases. In 2008, Toolshed ceased providing marketing services, but retained digital music service licensing responsibilities. Toolshed has responsibility, in conjunction with Merge Records staff, to advise on digital strategy, andContinue Reading
The American Association of Independent Music today announced that Dick Huey will become a member of the inaugural new media committee. The new media committee will be responsible for vetting membership requests, and identifying and discussing issues in the new media space that are important to independent labels.
Today Dick Huey joined the advisory board of disruptive startup digital distributor Tunecore, focused on providing digital distribution services to individual artists.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Saddle Creek Records, based in Omaha, Nebraska. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to Saddle Creek.
Toolshed has been engaged as an exclusive digital marketing consultant by The Orchard, based in New York, New York. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital marketing services to the Orchard.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Touch and Go Records, based in Chicago, Illinois. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to Touch and Go.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Kill Rock Stars, based in Olympia, Washington. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to this venerable independent label.
Dick Huey will represent Matador Records on the SoundExchange board. SoundExchange is based in Washington, DC, and is responsible for collecting non-interactive webcast royalties from digital music services.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Play It Again Sam (PIAS), based in Brussels. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services for PIAS America.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Cooking Vinyl, based in London, England. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to Cooking Vinyl.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records, based in Buffalo, NY. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to Righteous Babe.
Toolshed has been tapped to provide North American sales services to UK-based digital delivery entity Consolidated Independent. Toolshed will be responsible for finding US-based independent record labels interested in using the service.
Dick Huey has joined the advisory board at digital distributor Digital Rights Agency, based in San Francisco, CA.
Toolshed has been engaged as a digital consultant by Daemon Records, based in Decatur, Georgia. Toolshed will provide exclusive digital licensing strategy and digital marketing services to this southern record label, run by Amy Ray, who also records with Indigo Girls.
Billboard article – Executive Turntable. Dick Huey is promoted to consulting VP of new media for the Beggars Group in New York City. He is also CEO/new media consultant for Toolshed in Nyack, NY. He was senior director of new media for the Beggars Group.
Beggars Group Head of New Media, Dick Huey, has launched his own venture, Toolshed, based in New York City. Toolshed will provide digital marketing and promotion services, as well as digital licensing and digital strategy services, for an independent label clientele. Beggars Group will retain its relationship with Huey, and with Toolshed, as its firstContinue Reading