Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Managing Your Band • Music Magazines • Playlist Streaming • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared pieces on how you can help keep things organized when you find yourself falling into a managerial role, what music magazines are doing to stay afloat in the digital age, how playlist streaming is hurting artists, and more! Meghan Belnap | Manager For… Continue Reading

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Playlist Streaming: Is It Hurting The Artist?

Leaving downloads and CDs in the dust, streaming (and consequently playlists) is now the new normal for music consumption. But just how much is this style of listening harming artists, and how much value is there getting your song a coveted placement on a popular playlist. ___________________________ In this latest… Continue Reading

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5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Every artist and every venue is different, but when it comes to the two parties working together, there are some practices that are pretty much universally a good idea for making sure things going smoothly between the host and artist performing. ____________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, Owen… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Making Music Careers Accessible • Rest & Relaxation • Strengthen Your Image • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared several compelling articles on how to make music careers more accessible for parents, the best way to calm down after a show, how artists can strengthen their image, and more! Sam Bowman | Making Music Careers More Accessible For Parents Rachelle Wilber |… Continue Reading

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Creative Ways To Strengthen Your Band’s Image, Brand

While most musicians dream of achieving some level of success, the majority of artists aren’t lucky enough to also be natural entrepreneurs. Still, if you can’t cultivate an interesting enough image to attract new fans, chances are you won’t have much of a career in the music business. Here we… Continue Reading

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‘Success’ In Music: What Does It Mean Right Now?

In any industry, success is a nebulous concept, and perhaps doubly so in the music business. For one artist it could mean the ability to pay all their bills through their music, for another it might require getting a number one hit. Regardless, the modern music climate isn’t what it… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Indie Tour Tips • Self-Care On The Road • Pre-Show Jitters • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on what indie bands need to know before they embark on a tour, how artists on the road can maintain their personal health, some tricks for calming stage nerves before a show, and more. Dixie Somers | 5 Tips For An Indie… Continue Reading

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Self-Care On Tour: Musician’s Guide

For most artists starting out, touring represents a dream come true, and the idea of life on the road carries with it a colossally romanticized appeal. The reality, however, is that the touring lifestyle can be incredibly hard, challenging both your physical and mental health. Here we look at some… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: How To Write A Hit • Protect The Headliners • Getting Pumped For Your First Major Gig • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors broke down some of the reasons behind Old Town Road’s success, how you can keep the headliners at your summer festival safe, what you need to do to get your band sufficiently pumped for their first major show, and more. Sam Dawson | How… Continue Reading

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Preparing Your Band For Their First Major Show

When you land you first major show as a band, it’s a big deal, and a sign that your group could be moving towards bigger and better things – but it can also trigger some serious nerves and anxiety. So how do you guide your bandmates to make sure your… Continue Reading

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