Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our tips and advice for the independent self-starters out there this week covered whether or not its mastering your music to match different digital platforms, five out-of-the-box promotion ideas for your next album you might not have tried, why indie venues on the chopping block need to be saved. Is… Continue Reading

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Why Fans Are More Important Than Listeners

It’s impossible to please everyone, and trying to winner every casual listeners is a futile effort. Instead, artists are better off focusing on their core diehard fans – an overall more easily targeted, easier to keep happy group. _________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix You will never please… Continue Reading

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5 Ways Fans Can Help Music Chart

Getting your music to rank on one of the Billboard charts can often be the big break that helps kick an artists career up to the next level, and if you have a single or new album headed for release, there are a few things your fans can do for… Continue Reading

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Building Community Inside Your Fan Base

In this piece, Angela Mastrogiacomo delves into the importance of creating community within a fanbase, and how to go about building a space for your fans, creating commonality, and showing them proper appreciation. ____________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo for TuneCore Back in 2014, there was something worth setting my… Continue Reading

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Creative Ways Of Engaging With Your Fanbase

The accessibility of social media has made it easy for artists to fall into to much of routine when communicating with their fans and get lost among the herd of other bands and artists out there trying to make their mark. Here we look at some creative ways that artists… Continue Reading

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No More Genres: Making Your Musical Niche Work For You

Yesterday, top music industry analyst Mark Mulligan wrote that Niche Is Music’s New Mainstream. But how do you find your own unique niche and connect with what Mulligan calls "a passionate cluster of fans?"Tarryn Meyers says that it is by building a brand that is uniquely you, but can also… Continue Reading

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Building Passionate Clusters Of Fans: Niche Is Music’s New Mainstream says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan

In an increasingly fragmented music landscape where algorithms and streaming emphasize songs over albums and artists, success – even on a global scale – is found in the niches, says top music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. "Fandom is fragmenting," says Mulligan, "but it may be the best thing… Continue Reading

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5 Ways You Don’t Understand Your Fans and Why They’re Tuning You Out

As an artist, it’s important to take a step back and ask yourself: do you really know who your actual fans? Here Chris Robley of CD Baby explains why communicating with, and having a fundamental understanding of who your fans are is essential to capturing their loyalty and fueling your… Continue Reading

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How To Build, Nurture Your Community On And Offline

Community can be a dangerously nebulous word, and taking the time to develop one as a band or artist can be an intimidating prospect, particularly when there are so many other aspects of your life as a musician to keep track of. Here we look at some the best ways… Continue Reading

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7 Ways To Promote Your Music And Grow Your Fanbase

In the modern music industry, being talented and unique isn’t enough to help you stand out from the crowd of other artists, and gaining the kind of recognition you want in a competitive market requires careful strategizing, and a good understanding of your strengths. ________________________ Guest post by Becky Holton… Continue Reading

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