Parallel Compression: A Powerful Technique in Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written for the TuneCore Blog by our friends at SoundOnTime – a blog for music production enthusiasts.] In the world of music production, compression is a widely used technique. In order to raise the overall level of a certain signal to make particular elements pop out in the mix, it […]

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How To Write and Produce a Hit Song In 2018

[Editors Note: This article was written by Omar Zulfi of DeviantNoise.] Let’s be real – there’s not really a blueprint to writing a hit record. It’s an extremely tough thing to do. And of the thousands of songs put out every day, an extremely tiny amount manage to rise to the top. To be fair, […]

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The Importance of Diversifying Your Music Promotion Efforts

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] It’s a complicated time to be making music. Factors like music fans en masse increasingly favoring playlists over traditional albums, and our ever shortening attention spans, make the act of promoting a new single or album tricky business these days. However, one thing couldn’t be more […]

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3 Sites That Can Help You Determine Your Brand

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinksi.] It can be frustrating building a career in music when there are so many pieces to the puzzle that need your focus, and all you’d rather be doing is making great music. Thankfully, with modern technology, you can have a bit of an easier time creating […]

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The Power of Community in the Music Industry: How To Make It Your Key To Success

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: “the music industry is a cut throat business.” I’m sure you’ve all heard that (and felt it) since your entry into the industry. Is it valid? Sure. It really can be an unforgiving, selfish place. But […]

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Artist Manager

[Editors Note: This article was written by Maddy Raven of Burstimo.]   Recruiting a manager for your band is a big step, especially as on average, a music manager is paid 15% – 20% of your income. You have to be sure they are adding enough value to your career to justify these payments. Even […]

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U.S. Artists Touring Abroad: What You’ll Need & How To Procure It

[Editors Note: This article was written by Robert Lanterman and originally appeared on Soundfly.]   For many artists, it’s a dream to see the world through the windshield of their vehicle. Touring and making a living on the road is an exciting way to travel, meet people, develop deeper relationships with your cohorts, etc. And […]

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3 Tips For Getting More Fan Engagement From Your Posts

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   One of the biggest hurdles musicians face is finding the time and the right strategy to grow their following online. Bots and useless spamming tools may get your numbers up, but they’ll fail to bring you fans who will want to invest in your career. […]

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Thinking Locally: The First Step to Success

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   The internet is a fickle friend to an artist. On the one hand, a quick glance at success stories that span the genre spectrum – from Dua Lipa to Fall Out Boy to Justin Bieber – shows how the web can help get your career […]

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4 Tips For Saving Money on Studio Time

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   Writing great music takes a long time, but recording it is what can really hurt a band, as it can require every dollar a group has to their name. Recording a song or an album in a bedroom is a possibility for some acts, but […]

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