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Band promotion can be a challenge even with a well funded label at your back, but for just getting started, financial restrictions often make effective marketing next to impossible. Here we look at five stealth tactics for promoting your band with minimal expense. ____________________________ Guest post by Ged Richardson, founder... Continue reading
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Many artists bemoan the transition from paid digital downloads to the fractions of a penny artists earn from streaming, but some artists are adapting to this shift, and in fact have made selling less work to their advantage. Here we look at how Buffalo-based electronic musician Spruke is selling his... Continue reading
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Having been welcomed into the world way back in 2005, YouTube has naturally undergone some changes over time, but of all these changes, the evolution of its feed is perhaps the most important, particularly when it comes to being a artist looking to reach fans via the platform. ___________________________ Guest... Continue reading
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Venues come in all shapes and sizes, and choosing the wrong venue in the wrong place can be a sure setup for a disastrous live experience. Here we look at five questions musicians should ask themselves when deciding on a venue. _________________________ Guest post by Adam Young of the TuneCore... Continue reading
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Recently introduced to the House of Representatives, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" has buried within its pages legislation that could, depending on how the bill develops, dramatically impact the careers of artists and musicians - potentially for the worse. ____________________ Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of Nova Southeastern University... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Making money in the music industry is no easy task, and it's rare that creators are able to make a living off their music alone. That said, while artist should certainly take every opportunity to profit from their music, working for free has its place. ___________________________ Guest post by Jaclyn... Continue reading
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The idea of hitting the road on your first major tour is an exciting prospect for any new band starting out, but it's important to remember that while a potential thrilling adventure, touring brings with it many hazards for your health and wellbeing. Here we look at how such problems... Continue reading
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For do-it-yourself artists, solid photography is important for promotion and marketing, and the wrong equipment can have a drastic negative impact on the quality of your photos. Here we look at some affordable, quality photography equipment that can help you take your pictures to the next level. ______________________ Guest post... Continue reading
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Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Zach Carothers of Portugal, The Man about the value of hard work in a tough industry, and how the group recently jumped from mid-level indie rock group to the crossover stars of 2017 with their chart-topping hit "Feel It Still". _______________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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While it may be a sought after role in the industry, being an artist manager is no cake walk, and such a career brings with it a number of trials and tribulations, and can often make a person feel very isolated. __________________________ Guest post by John Mathiason and Antony Bland... Continue reading
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Facebook's massive user base makes it an incredibly powerful tool for reaching people, but it can be difficult to use effectively. Here we look at how two features, Custom Audiences and Lookalike Audiences, can be used to better market your next show or concert series on Facebook. __________________________ Guest post... Continue reading
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70 year-old musical legend Elton John has never stopped changing his sound since he began making music in 1969, exploring genres from blues to gospel to synth. Here we look at the legacy of the living legend, and the personality behind the music. _____________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music... Continue reading
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As a band or artist, getting a tastemaking blog to express interest in your music can be both exciting and affirming, and the right mention on the right blog can go a long way towards launching a career. That said, giving exclusive debut rights to a blog can have definite... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Press is a key part of growing and getting attention paid to your music and, when it comes knocking, dealing with that press appropriately can make or break whether an interview will help or hurt your career as an artist. We look at three tips for making sure you crush... Continue reading
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Here long-time recording veteran Chris Gilroy pulls from years of experience in the control to offer artists advice on how they most effectively maximize their time often costly time in the studio in order to see the kind of results they want. ________________________ Guest post by Chris Gilroy Just about... Continue reading
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For years the FCC instituted a rule that any radio station needed to have a main studio accompanied by a full-time staff member during business hours. Formerly beneficial, this regulation has become an unnecessary burden in many respects, causing the FCC to vote for its elimination. _________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer's performance, more than halving its stock price in a single day. But Pandora's loss appears poised to become Sirius XM's gain, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. The successful satellite broadcaster... Continue reading
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Here we look at a recent Q&A with American music executive and co-founder of Lollapalooza Marc Geiger who shared his message on the importance of eliminating consumer frustration, and smoothing out the process of getting music into the hands of said consumers. ____________________________ Guest post from IEBA’s 47th Annual Conference... Continue reading
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The simplest kind of business entity, registering your band as an Limited Liability Corporation can offer a number of advantages, both when it comes to taxes and if your band should ever be sued. It's a litigious world out there, after all. _________________ Guest post by Peter Vaughan Shaving of... Continue reading
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In an effort to capture maximum Swift Dollars, the popular singer's legal team has been outdoing themselves by attempting to to copyright multiple key phrases from Taylor Swift's lyrics, and "swiftly" bringing down the hammer on any unlicensed fan made goods which feature them. __________________________ Guest post by Tim Cushing... Continue reading
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Releasing albums on antiquated formats has become a common occurrence in music industry, but one artist has taken things a step further, releasing their latest album on the long outdated floppy disk. _____________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Releasing albums on long outdated formats has gone from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at hypebot
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It's release day for Taylor Swift's new album "Reputaion," but all is not right win Swift World, after a blogger wrote a post concerning her "unofficial position as a white supremacist hero." Although said post didn't go so far as to suggest Swift has encouraged the belief, it was enough... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at hypebot
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In the latest develop of the ongoing Flo and Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM, the State of Florida revealed that it did not recognize performance rights in sound recordings made before February 15, 1972. Unfortunately this means the duo will lose out on another $5 million from their settlement with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at hypebot
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Social listening, the process of monitoring digital conversations around your music as you release it, can help give artists insight into how your fans feel about your work, as well as helping to boost your engagement and, potentially, revenue. ___________________________________ Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of the Symphonic Blog Your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at hypebot
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In 2006, congress reclassified songwriters income from the sale of a catalog as "capital gains" as opposed to ordinary income, giving artists an important tax break. Under the newly proposed tax reform bill, however, artists are at risk of losing this big break. ___________________________ Guest post from Royalty Exchange Songwriters... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at hypebot