Build Your Network in 15 Minutes Per Day

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] Let me guess – you’re working on new music, but you keep hearing about the importance of having an engaged, growing fanbase and solid connections within in the industry in order to get ahead. But with a demanding day job and the time spent on that […]

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Songwriting Tips: Embracing Boundaries and Scarcity To Unleash Creativity

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Though most people know that more doesn’t necessarily translate to better in life, it’s a notion that still somehow weedles its way into the psyche of many songwriters. If you’ve ever found yourself waiting to create the music you know you’re capable of making, one of […]

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4 Phases To Hitting the Billboard Album Charts

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chris Greenwood aka MANAFEST. MANAFEST is an award-winning songwriter and artist who has been using TuneCore to distribute his music for years. In this excerpt from his free book, MANAFEST breaks down how he utilized the tools available at his fingertips to build excitement around a release and […]

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4 Ways to Make Instagram Stories Work For You in 2019

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. This article is part two of Hugh’s Instagram Tips article earlier this month.] By this point, everyone on social media should be aware of how important Instagram is when it comes to promoting yourself and your product, whatever it may be…but what about Instagram stories? In […]

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The 5 Common Denominators of Successful Songwriters, Composers and Producers/Engineers

[Editors Note: This article was written by Gary Gray.] In music, success can seem very elusive. Some songwriters, composers, and producer/engineers just seem to attract success, while others struggle along, fighting an uphill battle, going nowhere but down. The truth is, success in music comes to those who are working HARD and SMART, and from […]

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What We Can Learn From Some Nasty Show Mishaps

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Whether you’ve been a musician for decades or are practicing for your first show, there’s always an unavoidable level of uncertainty when it comes to live performances. I’ve played hundreds of shows, but I still experience a tinge of panic every time I play, and for […]

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3 Reasons It Pays To Be Selfish

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] So many times in this business we default to the “pay your dues” mentality – that voice that tells us that if it doesn’t hurt we’re not working hard enough. We turn ourselves into pretzels to ensure we don’t miss an opportunity that may lead to […]

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4 Best Instagram Practices for Artists in 2019

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Stay tuned for a follow-up article focusing on Instagram Stories best practices!] If you’re still thinking of Instagram as nothing more than that app that lets you share snaps with your friends and you’re trying to become a full-time musician, you’re really missing out. In less […]

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What Should You Do With All These Great Songs?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] So you wrote and recorded your best work to date and you want to make sure you give it the best opportunity to reach as many new ears as possible. It sounds like it’s time to put a proper release plan together! You just have one […]

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A Guide to Securing Partnerships

[Editos Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] How many times have you thought “if only I could secure that sponsorship, it would get me one step closer to being considered a legitimate artist?” or “If I could just land that partnership, I know we could do incredible things together and really grow our […]

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