The Seven Deadly Sins of Home Studio Mixing

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Award-Winning Producer Gary Gray.] I’m very fortunate in counting among my personal mentors some of the greatest legends in the music industry; Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, and Phil Ramone. Without their help and guidance, I would not be where I am today.  I was very lucky to also […]

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Defining Successes (And How that Affects your Next Career Move)

[Editor’s Note: this article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo, founder and CEO of Muddy Paw PR.] When it comes to success, everyone has their own idea of what that looks like. If I asked you what yours was, maybe you’d say it was touring full time. Maybe you’d say signing to a label or playing […]

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First Time Releasing Music? (How To) Make Sure You Do It Right

[Editors note: this article was written by Justin M. Jacobson.] Once all the blood, sweat, tears, time, and money are invested into a musical work, it is now finally time for the artist to distribute the track. However, before a musician releases their song, they must be aware of a variety of matters to ensure […]

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Beating Writer’s Block

Everyone runs into a little writer’s block from time to time (it’s why we’ve written tons of articles about this topic over the years!). It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, the waxing and waning of creative energy is an important part of the process, and everyone experiences a lull in creative flow at least once […]

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5 Ways to Market Your Music Video

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] Music videos are an artist’s visual key to sharing their story. Think about it. You put all this time and effort into creating an incredible song—one that you hope will touch people, or get them dancing, or in some way make their lives better. And then, […]

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Best Practices: Transferring Music to TuneCore

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Daniel Iammatteo, Content Specialist on TuneCore’s Entertainment Relations team. Be sure to check out his previous piece, Best Practices: Pitching in Spotify For Artists.] There are a multitude of reasons why you might be thinking about moving a release (or a catalogue) over to a DIY distributor such as TuneCore. […]

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How to Make Your Mixes Sound Great in Every System (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series written by Gary Gray. You can read part one here.] What Is an Industry Standard Recording? After thousands of hours of research, I have formulated the following workable definition for an Industry Standard Recording: Any recording which has been purchased or consumed by a large […]

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6 Marketing Tips for Artists on TikTok

TikTok is probably the biggest ‘buzzword’ floating around the music industry thus far in 2020. Everywhere you look, people are preaching the importance of breaking on TikTok for young artists. As is usually the case, it’s not as easy as people seem to think it is.

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Producing & Mixing as an Artist: How to Get Started (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Sirma Munyar, and is the second in a three-part series. Be sure to check out part one and stay tuned for part three!] In the first part of the series, I offered some pointers about how you can get started with your demo-making process in the comfort of […]

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Is it time to expand your team? Ask yourself these 5 questions

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] Maybe you have a team of 5 already. Maybe you’ve never even thought about team members. Maybe you aren’t even sure what I mean when I say “expand your team” and you’re wondering how that’s possible when you don’t even have a team to expand. Don’t […]

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