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When it comes to making music time is one of the most valuable (and most misused) resources available. Here Jesse Cannon describes how "phased check-ins" can be used in place of deadlines to get the most out of a creative, whether they're an obsessive or an underachiever. _______________________________ Guest post... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at hypebot
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In the hope of providing assistance to curious artists in search of answers, George Howard has here assemble a list of the ten things every musician should do in order to achieve success in the industry, as well as mapping out the order in which to do them. _________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at hypebot
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This article explores the new ins and outs of Sparkplug, a resource which allows artists to make money by renting out instruments and space to fellow artists, as well as save money by renting space and gear from same said artists. ______________________________ Guest post by Jennifer Newman Sharpe, CEO and... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at hypebot
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As the future of video continues its move into our pockets, all artists and musicians should keep in mind how their videos will play on a mobile platform. Here we look at four different tips for optimizing your video to make sure it will hold up to a phone or... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at hypebot
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Liz Pelly of Cach Music breaks down the secret world of Spotify playlists, delving into who owns what, and who decides what you see when you launch the streaming service, and its unique position of power when it comes to how artist's music is distributed and what listeners discover. ______________________... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Spotify's overall popularity has made the streaming service a go-to for engaging active music fans, and now Spotify's discovery algorithm has enabled artists to promote shows and festivals to their fans directly through the streaming service, at no additional cost. _______________________________ Guest post by Dana Tom of Eventbrite If you’re... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Although Apple has been historically consistent about keeping the price of its streaming service at $9.99, it looks as though the company has just launched a new option of $99 annually, although this new price tier has been accompanied by little to no pomp and circumstance. _________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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From the Austin Music Foundation's June DIY marketing panel, we learn some of the insights shared at the event regarding marketing tools and techniques available to artists seeking success in a rapidly shifting marketplace. _________________________ Guest by Sarah of Wysidio On June 7th, the Austin Music Foundation hosted “Breaking Through... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Josh Solomon and The Empty Pockets been making a living from touring for several years, booked by Adam Davis of our sister company Skyline Artists. But a few weeks ago the band was able to chart on multiple Billboard charts with an indie album that is two years old -... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In this article we break down how artists can successfully build and grow their fanbase, outlining fifteen steps artists can follow in order to accomplish this goal, and why this new method for success is advantageous to artists over the traditional model. ________________________ Guest post from Make It In Music... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Sync licensing has become one of the most important ways for artists to earn an income off of their recorded music, but many artists are still in the dark as to what it is, or how it can directly benefit them. Here we look at the top five things all... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Although music publishers are turning up the heat on streaming services to add songwriting credits to their track listings, the nature of music collaboration makes this a difficult feat, however methods for untangling such multi-credit messes are emerging. ____________________ Guest post by Benom Plumb of Royalty Exchange The following is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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In a bizarre continuation of the court case that wouldn't die, the supreme court asked the White House to weigh in on whether the supreme court should hear the appeal on the infamous "dancing baby" court case and, although the White House agreed that the 9th Circuit's ruling was rife... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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In looking at how businesses are being changed by digital platforms, music is no exception. Here we examine how consumer expectations, participations and changing demographics will all impact the music industry moving forward. ______________________ Guest post by Michelle Aguilar of the TuneCore Blog It is probably no surprise that businesses... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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After being bought up by Believe Digital, there are rumors that TuneCore and its owner company could soon be up for sale to a major company. Chris Castle writes that a potential change in ownership could spell audit time for TuneCore and Believe. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Given its popular use as a music discovery platform, getting verified on Shazam can do wonder when it comes to connecting with more fans, as it frequently provides a space for fans to engage with artists before more mainstreams social networks. __________________________________ Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of Symphonic Distribution... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Once you've put in the effort to create and interesting and compelling music video, it seems only fair that you'd want to share it with the world. This can be easier said than done however, and sharing on you're own social media channels can only get you so far. Here... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Long the target of criticism from musicians for its unfair revenue split and complete failure to pay some artists and publishers, YouTube recently sign a deal with ASCAP wherebye the PRO will share songwriter information with the popular video sharing site, meaning ASCAP artists could see some, albeit it not... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Fresh from a full week at Midem 2017, Romy Harber shares some of the key trends and hot topics discussed during the event, including the role of chatbots, the future of playlists, what we can expect from blockchain tech, and much more. ______________________ Guest post by Romy Harber on MidemBlog... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Good news for artists, who may be savvy on a social media platform like Facebook or Instagram, those skills can be transferred to Spotify, a streaming service which requires a good deal more social interaction than one might guess. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Many musicians... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Here we preview 2017's upcoming DIY Musician Conference, an event curated specifically with independent, do-it-yourself musicians in mind, designed to assist with their careers and allow them to meet others in their field. ______________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician Tickets to the DIY Musician Conference are only... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Yesterday, we got word that losses at Spotify had more than doublded, and we've known for some time that Panora has its own money woes. Chris Castle takes an opinionated look at Pandora's current financial plight, and how far it has to go in order to extricate itself from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at hypebot
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Most modern music entrepreneurs are aware that constantly forcing your music on potential consumers is an ineffective way of selling it. Direct-response marketing offers a much more effective method of hawking your wares, by engaging fans to provide feedback. ______________________ Guest post from the Revernation Blog At this point in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at hypebot
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In our gradual transition from desktops to a more mobile-focused music industry, remix culture is also changing. In a lead up to C/O Pop Convention 2017, Bas Grasmayer provides a look at some of the industry innovators leading the way in mobile remixing. _______________________ Guest post from Medium by Bas... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at hypebot
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While many up-and-coming bands may believe that having a publicist is the key to their dreams of fame and fortune, the reality of the situation is rather different. Here we look three critical questions to ask yourself when considering if hiring a publicist is the right choice for your band.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at hypebot