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With streaming now the dominant form of music consumption, labels and artists have been adapting their promotional strategies. Here we explore how to run a Presave/Pre-Add campaign for your next release. _________________________ By Jorge Brea, CEO of Symphonic Distribution from the Symphonic Blog With Streaming now being the most popular... Continue reading
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Music copyright is an incredibly important concept for musicians to have a firm handle on, however it can also be confusing. Here we detail why copyright is so important, and exactly how to go about copyrighting your own music. _________________________ Guest post from Landr Music Copyright is one of the... Continue reading
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Fred Jacobs explores a recent compelling tweet from one of the music's more controversial figures, Yoko Ono, who recently and somewhat unexpectedly took to Twitter in support of radio. ________________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies If you want to make a hardcore Beatles fan go absolutely... Continue reading
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In this piece Chris Robley breaks down why planning your release doubt matters more than ever, even as the way in which listeners find and consume music continues to change. _____________________________ By Chris Robley of CD Baby's DIY Musician blog Release dates matter MORE (and less) than ever before. On... Continue reading
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From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage. ______________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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By this point Spotify has become a ubiquitous part of the music industry, but as with so many programs, there's more to it than what's on the surface. Here we look at five less well known Spotify features that can help you get the most out of the platform, whether... Continue reading
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Every band and artist wants a clean profile look on their profile. Whether you've fired your old bassist or simply need a fresh look, this guide provides step by step instructions on how to update your image on all the major streaming platforms. _____________________________ Guest post by Bo Turner of... Continue reading
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If you're an artist or band who's even somewhat serious about your career, then you likely have a brand/image that you're working to cultivate. In this piece we look at how to effectively extend that brand into your social media presence. ________________________________ Guest post from Sunny Stuart Winter Follow Sunny... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset, particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist. ____________________________ Guest... Continue reading
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In this piece music industry veteran and experienced music publicist Jamie Roberts shares her knowledge of the world of music PR, and looks at exactly what the role of publicist is, and what to take into account when considering hiring one. __________________________ Guest post from indie.ninja. There are many different... Continue reading
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While the growth of your audience has in the past typically been a linear progression, but changes in technology and the ways in which we access music now mean that international growth can occur simultaneously to regional growth. Here we look at how to tap into and monetize your international... Continue reading
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Commentators inside the music industry this week called out Tim Cook on his anti-Spotify rhetoric, revealed how Amazon's Twitch.tv is cheating music creators, looked at how embracing difference can benefit a label, and more! Calling 'Bulls**t' On Tim Cook's Anti-Spotify Rhetoric How Amazon’s Twitch.tv Cheats Music Creators Industry Giant Brian... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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We offer solid advice to the music industry's scrappy self-starters on the pros and cons of releasing an EP, how to draw more people to your merch table, what to expect when DJing abroad, and so much more! The Downsides Of Releasing An EP Free Online Tools For Crafting Your... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how to shift your band's equipment, accommodating fans at outdoor festivals, the top ten online resources for female musicians, and more! Emma Sturgis | 4 Tips To Moving Your Band's Equipment To A New Storage Location Rachelle Wilber | How To Accommodate Fans... Continue reading
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For any organization using social media (buts bands and artists in particular) every post represents an opportunity to tell your story and engage with fans, with compelling content that is either amusing or engaging. Here we look at four tips for writing solid social media copy. _______________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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After recently looking at some of the major benefits to releasing an EP, we hear couch those pros by exploring some of the downsides to releasing this shorter album format. _____________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre for the TuneCore Blog In a post that went up last week on this... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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The artwork on album can, for some artists, be something of an afterthought, but album artwork is hugely important when it comes to selling your music. That said, getting album artwork can also be hugely expensive, so here we look at five free online tools for creating your own. __________________________... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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While the majority of fan eagerness involving releases is focused on 'the album' an EP can represent a more easily managed for getting new music to your listeners. Here we look at five benefits associated with the release of an EP. ___________________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre for the TuneCore... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Partying and dancing are popular pursuits the world over, making it possible for DJs to continue to pursue their careers abroad. Some things will change however, and here we look at how to prepare and what to expect. _________________________ Guest post from Trilltrax For the past year I’ve had the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Capturing an audiences attention for any meaningful amount of time has become the challenge of the age, with attention spans now at an all-time low. Here we explore how more recent technological developments like augmented reality or fan-focused direct messaging can be harnessed for just such a purpose. __________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Collecting and listening to vinyl can be a delightful hobby for music enthusiasts from all walks of the industry, but the nature of the medium can often make getting into vinyl financially intimidating. Here we look at how to become a vinyl enthusiast on a budget. _______________________ Guest post is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at hypebot
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In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Billboard has assembled a list of its all-time greatest hits from over the past six decades. Even factoring in changes in chart methodology and ranking, the chart contains more than a few shocks for anyone even vaguely familiar with the music industry. _______________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at hypebot
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Major labels have for some time been excited by the prospect of being able to use the DMCA to get Internet Service Providers to boot users from the internet, and suing them if they failed. The most prominent victim of this strategy has been ISP Cox, who is now the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at hypebot
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In this piece Patrick McGuire details the importance of a solid pre-release program, and how it's necessary for building hype and excitement, growing your audience, and ensuring your release makes the biggest splash possible. _____________________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire from the Landr blog Promoting your new music shouldn’t start... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at hypebot
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[UPDATED] In this piece, Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. reveals how both music creators and music rights' owners are both being cheated out of a significant new source of potential revenue when their music is used by Amazon subsidiary Twitch in its live streams. ___________________________ Guest post by Erin M. Jacobson,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at hypebot