Why the World Doesn’t Care About Your Music (Yet)

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.]   Making the decision to share your music with the world is essentially consenting to have your heart get broken again and again. Disappointment and frustration in music can come in many forms, but the worst of it is almost always centered around rejection for most […]

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The One Place Your Focus Should Always Be

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   With the ever-looming pressure to get as many followers, likes, and retweets as possible, it can be easy to lose sight and neglect the followers you already have. Josh Spector, a writer for Medium and founder of For the Interested, discusses the importance of mindset […]

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Independent Venue Week U.S.: Booking & Performing Tips

Since 2014, the U.K. has been annually celebrating the unsung heroes that make our enjoyment of local live music happen: independent music venues. Each year, bands, labels, venue owners and promoters kick off Independent Venue Week – a week of awesome shows at participating venues, and it’s been a major success for all parties involved. […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Member of Your Local Scene

[Editors Note: This article was written by Jhoni Jackson and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] We’ve stressed the importance of contributing to your local scene in so many prior posts: Like this guide to the many benefits of belonging to a music community, from mutual support to sharing gear or knowledge, or the illuminating […]

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Brand Sponsorship & Endorsement Agreements For Artists [PART 2]

[Editors Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. – read PART 1 here.]   In addition to the considerations we addressed in part one of this piece, there are some other clauses an artist should be aware of and include in a sponsorship agreement. We will now […]

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Tips For Getting Your Solo Music Career Started

[Editors Note: This article was written by Kenneth Estrada y Santiago and was originally published on Soundfly’s blog, Flypaper.] Over the last 15 years, I’ve been part of seven different musical projects. I’ve played in all kinds of bands: a shoegaze trio, an experimental metal duo, an electronic pop group, an indie rock band, an […]

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Brand Sponsorship & Endorsement Agreements For Artists [PART 1]

[Editors Note: This article was written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and is the first in a two-part series – read PART 2 here.]   With the evolution of the music business in today’s digital age of streaming and downloads; the ancillary income that musicians generate from brand sponsorship and endorsements have become of paramount importance […]

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5 Concepts Songwriters Should Always Keep In Mind

[Editors Note: This article was written by Joan Selby.]   Writing a song that captures our feelings and conveys them to an audience is often more difficult than it seems. Sure, it is easy for us to understand every metaphor and to relate to certain emotions that our lyrics describe, but will a perfect stranger […]

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Streaming Fraud and You: A Quick Guide

By Kevin Cornell   Over the past decade, we’ve watched music streaming rise as a prominent method in which fans consume their favorite songs and albums, and perhaps even more importantly, how they discover their new favorite artists. Once debated by artists big and small, there’s now an overall consensus that music streaming is not […]

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Building a One-Sheet? Use This Checklist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Janelle Rogers.]   Do you want to be taken more seriously by the music industry? I’m guessing the answer is yes if you’re reading this article. One of the simplest ways to convey a professional band/artist image is through the use of a one-sheet. So what is a […]

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