Linda Chorney tells all about her one-off social media Grammy nod; Texas singer laments industry tunnel vision; Ed Lover would like you not to get in trouble with the IRS

Today’s roundup of music business news and opinion from around the web:

  • Linda Chorney wrote a book about her experience becoming the first artist to get a Grammy nomination via social media. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, Linda used the Grammy365 platform (think LinkedIn, but only for NARAS members) to basically spam members into listening to her record and nominating her for Best Americana Album. It worked, mainly because so few NARAS members actually use Grammy365 for anything, that Linda’s message was the only thing in most of our inboxes. Of course, after that, the floodgates opened, and the Grammys now prohibit members from using this technique. [Corning Leader]
  • Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer of Texas, recounts her band’s experiences after 25 years in the music business. “Tunnel vision” from music executives threatens creativity, Spiteri tells Metro, but her recent accident and her guitarist’s recovery from a stroke have put their creative work front-and-center in the band’s lives again. [Metro]
  • Eli Kooris peeks behind the curtain at StageIt, where artists produce “fan experiences” instead of “online concerts.” [Blackbook]
  • Rocco Pendola thinks that bringer shows like those at the Troubadour threaten artists’ earning potential far more than Pandora ever could. [The Street]
  • Ed Lover drops some wisdom on young musicians who earn too much money, too quickly, without the wisdom or guidance to manage cash wisely. []