Why a Concise, Cohesive and Sustained Brand Image is Necessary

[Editor’s Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Throughout the years I’ve been working in the music industry, I have spoken to countless musicians at every level of their careers, from those just getting started with only a handful of songs to the biggest names in the business. Two things seem to separate the top figures in […]

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5 Things Musicians Have To Stop Doing On Twitter

[Editor’s Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Twitter isn’t just one of the biggest social media platforms out there, it’s also an incredibly important vehicle for connecting with fans, forming relationships with people in the music industry and for spreading news about your career. It can be a time suck, but it can […]

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12 Music Industry Scams: Everything You Need to Know

Navigating a complicated, ever-changing industry such as the music business is difficult for everyone. But because a tiny percentage make it look easy, it’s no surprise others will stop at nothing to gain a competitive edge, or think shortcuts are the fastest route to fame.

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How to Write an Engaging Artist Bio

[Editors Note: This article was written by Erica D’Aurora.] Having started my career in the music industry as a blogger, and then finding my way into the world of PR, I’ve read—and written—my fair share of artist bios. I’ve seen it all, really. Long ones, short ones, and some that don’t even make sense. What […]

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The Songwriter’s Toolbox: A Few Words on Words

[Editors Note: This article was written by Neal Gomberg and is part two of his series, “The Songwriter’s Toolbox”. Be sure to read part one here!] It’s been said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It’s so subjective and analysis-defying, it’s pointless. But I’m writing about lyrics, not music, so here goes. […]

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Benefits Of Employing A Pre-Save Campaign On Spotify

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] All musicians should also go out of their way to claim their artist page on Spotify. If you don’t know what this means, or you aren’t sure how to get started on this process, Tunecore has you covered! A few years ago, Spotufy unveiled its latest […]

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Release Strategy: The Pros and Cons of Releasing New Music Midweek

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Sometimes in the entertainment world, breaking from the norm can be a good thing. In fact, it usually is…though there are calendars and structures in place that are very tough to fight, and doing so can come with just as many drawbacks as benefits. One such […]

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Affordable Tools on Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written by Darla Ardolf.] The web boasts of some unbelievable online tools that can be used by music producers. These tools are meant to improve your output, raise the quality of music you are developing, spark some creativity within the music creation, and even aid in managing the marketing efforts. […]

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5 Strategies to Release New Music in 2021

[Editors note: this article was written by Alper Tuzcu.] 2020 was a year when the music industry changed forever, and releasing music has too.  When the pandemic started in early 2020, things were still unclear and many album releases were postponed. By fall 2020, major and indie artists were releasing music again and they focused […]

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5 Things You Can Give Away To Get People To Sign Up For Your Mailing List

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] With social media platforms taking over the planet and becoming hubs of all sorts of information, some musicians have recently decided not to invest in things like EPKs, proper websites and even email newsletters. Sure, there is an argument to be made that these are somewhat […]

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