How To Begin Booking Your Own Local Gigs

Moving from creating music in your bedroom or garage to playing in front of live audience can seem like a massive leap to make, both emotionally and logistically, but is nonetheless an important step to take. Here we look at some important tips for artists looking to book a local… Continue Reading

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It Bears Repeating: Why Repetition In Music Is A Good Thing

While on of the main complaints about satellite and broadcast radio is that the same songs get played over and over again, numbers suggest there’s a major disconnect between what people say they don’t want, and what they actually enjoy listening to, and that musical repetition is actually a good… Continue Reading

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4 Steps Songwriters Should Take Now To Prepare For The Music Modernization Act

In 2018, the Music Modernization Act was passed into law. Hailed as a harbinger of justice, songwriters hoped the law would help restructure the digital music economy in such a way as to make things more equitable for artists. The reality is a bit more complicated, but change is coming,… Continue Reading

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Apple Music Has Team Of People Writing Down Song Lyrics

Apple is known for its attention to detail, but this revelation takes that to a whole new level. Instead of using less-than-perfect lyric services to provide lyrics alongside its music streams, Apple Music has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the lyrics." The full quote from a… Continue Reading

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Power Of Music Reinvention

While tenacity and an ability to stay the course are often thought of as essential values for succeeding in the music industry, the ability to reinvent and adapt is perhaps even more important. Here Patrick McGuire explores the importance, for artists, of embracing new ideas. ________________________________ Guest post by Patrick… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Stand-Out Music Biography, How It Can Help Your Music Career

If you want to make it as an independent artist in the music business, it’s important to diversify. One avenue many may not consider is to go into publishing. Not music publishing, but actual publishing of artist bios. Being able to thread the PR needle and craft a well-written bio… Continue Reading

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RIAA Releases “Notorious” Copyright Offenders List

Copyright violation remains an ever-present issue in the music business, affecting not only an artist’s ability to make money, but also that of labels. Consequently, the RIAA annually drops a list of the top offenders. Here we look at who this year’s guilty parties are. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby… Continue Reading

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How To Increase Email Open Rates: 4 Tips

Email marketing is a key component of developing an artist’s brand and cultivating a dedicated following, but for it to work, you need find a way to ensure your fans are actually taking the time to open and maybe even engage with the content you’re putting out. In this piece,… Continue Reading

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How My Ears And The World Have Changed

In this piece, Ellisa Sun takes us on a trip down memory lane and back again as she compares the music of her youth with more modern compositions, and looks how much both music and the way we consume it has shifted over the years. ______________________________ Guest post by Ellisa… Continue Reading

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Back To The Past: Why The Vintage Sound Is Becoming So Popular In Indie Music

While nostalgia in entertainment is nothing new, the indie music scene has been witnessing a particularly large wave of it recently with a number of bands adopting an audio aesthetic heavily reminiscent of the 70s/80s and even earlier. Here we explore why, and where the trend is headed. _____________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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