Streaming Income: How Sustainable Is It?

How much artists actually earn from streaming has been a popular topic of debate in the music industry for some time. Here, we look at a slightly different perspective on basic income forecasting, and exactly how the economics of streaming affect artists. __________________________________ Guest post from AWAL This article provides… Continue Reading

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5 Top Ways to Promote Your Event Via Eventbrite

Once you’ve poured the necessary blood, sweat, and tears into your event required to ensure your attendees will have a good time, how do you guarantee anyone will actually show up? Here we look at five key ways in which you can boost your next event to encourage maximum turnout…. Continue Reading

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PledgeMusic’s Winding Up Petition Is Now Public

PledgeMusic’s official Winding Up petition is now public and it shares little new information, including which assets are still available to be sold to pay off the failed crowd funders substantial debt to artists, labels and other creditors. Winding Up is the UK equivalent of a court controlled asset liquidation…. Continue Reading

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Last Day To Vote On SXSW PanelPicker, Including Our Data Driven Touring Panel

Friday is the last day to cast your vote using the SXSW PanelPicker to help choose which panels should be presented at SXSW 2020. Check out all the great panels and consider giving our own SMART TOURING: GUIDE BOOKING + MARKETING WITH DATA a thumbs up. Sign up and vote… Continue Reading

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Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Boost Your Chances For Success [Part 2]

In this second part of a breakdown on how to improve your odds for success when producing tracks for licensing, we look at what you need in order to ensure you have your organizational ducks in a row with respect to your digital audio workstation, your paperwork, and your network…. Continue Reading

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Why Songwriters Neeed To Embrace Authenticity Over Trends

While consumers often focus on an artist’s ability to perform and their technical expertise, there is significant evidence suggesting that having a unique, authentic creative voice is in fact more important than ability. ___________________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire of TuneCore Every time a songwriter sets out to create music,… Continue Reading

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Warner Music Licenses Music Discovery App Audiomack

Warner Music Group has entered into a licensing deal with fast-growing music discover app Audiomack. The partnership marks Audiomack’s first with a major label. The streaming service, which allows independent artists to upload an unlimited amount of music for free, says it has achieved 210% year-over-year growth in daily active… Continue Reading

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HostBaby To Transfer Accounts To Bandzoogle

Established as one of the biggest online distributors in the game, CD Baby has consistently provided a number of online features, including the option for artists to host their website through a company called HostBaby. No more, however, with the parent company recently announcing their plan to transfer all artist… Continue Reading

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How To Get More Fans On Instagram

As with most social media platforms, bands and musicians operating on Instagram often struggle with getting their posts to stand out on amidst a crowded field, even as the platform’s nuances become increasingly inscrutable. Here, we offer a helping hand in growing your follower base on the platform, and getting… Continue Reading

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3 Ways The Lines Between Songwriter, Music Producer Are Blurring

With technology advancements running rampant in the industry, it has become incredibly easy for any artist with a laptop to create and release their own music. In this piece, we look at three major ways in which songwriters are edging in on territory traditional held by producers. ______________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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