Lessons in Music Marketing From 2018

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] For those of us who make their living in the music business, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate as of late. The industry jumped from roughly $16.1 billion dollars generated in 2016 to over $43 billion in 2017 and 2018 has already enjoyed another […]

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End of Year Guide To Launching Your Career

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] So here we are. We’ve reached the end of another year, and odds are you’re either celebrating the major wins that 2018 brought, scratching your head at some of the hiccups you ran into or, if you’re like most of us, doing a bit of both. […]

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Why Faking Your Fanbase Never Pays Off

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] In 2018, the practice of buying fake social media followers, likes, comments and even song streams is a popular one not just with musicians but also with politicians, business leaders and non-famous people alike. For musicians, it’s something usually done in the hopes that the purchased […]

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6 Live Performance Tips For Drummers

[Editors Note: This was written by Gideon Waxman.] Performing live is a lot of fun! But it can also be stressful if you are not prepared, as things can often go wrong when you least expect. Besides having all your equipment in check, your mindset on stage might be holding you back from reaching your […]

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A Look At Co-Publishing, Sub-Publishing, and Administration Agreements [Pt. 2]

[Editors Note: This article was written by Justin Jacobson, Esq. This is the second in a two-part installment reviewing different types of publishing agreements. To catch up on Part 1, click here.] In Part 1, we examined administration agreements and began looking at co-publishing deals. We will now look at additional matters related to co-publishing […]

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How One Bad Day Turned Me Into a Fraud

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] You ever get that feeling when things are gliding along smoothly, you’re elated things are going your way, but you just can’t shake that feeling that things are about to fall apart? And then, in the blink of an eye, all the confidence you were riding high […]

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5 Quick Psychology Hacks to Improve Your Cover Art

[Editors Note: This article was written by Berta Melder.] Some people say you should never judge a book by its cover. However, the cover is the first thing we see so there’s no surprise it actually affects our decision. When we look for music online, we also see dozens of different album covers. We look […]

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How To Overcome Vocal Fatigue Before a Recording Session

[Editors Note: This article was written by Gavin Whitner and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] Vocal fatigue is one of the most compromising conditions a singer or vocalist can face, and when it comes to recording, anything less than your best performance just won’t do. Some describe vocalists and singers as athletes, and you […]

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The 4 Best Facebook Practices for Artists in 2018

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Be sure to read his takes on the ‘4 Best Twitter Practices for Artists in 2018′, too!] At this point, Facebook can feel like something of a joke in the social media world. Sure, it’s still the biggest platform, but it almost feels like it’s going […]

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A Look At Co-Publishing, Sub-Publishing, and Administration Agreements [Pt. 1]

[Editors Note:This article was written by Justin Jacobson, Esq. UPDATE: Check out Part 2 of this series here.] In a prior two-part series, we examined the traditional songwriter and music publisher relationship, including reviewing some standard clauses that an artist would find in many publishing arrangements. In this first installment, we will explore a few […]

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