5 Emails Publicists Love Getting From Bands

[Editors Note: This article was written by Amy Sciarretto and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] Sometimes, unsigned and up-and-coming bands will reach out and ask about rates and packages for them. When they do so with politeness, general curiosity, via a recommendation from an associate, and with good business sense, I will vet it […]

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5 Collaboration Opportunities You’re Missing Out On

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] When it comes to career growth, I’m a firm believer in two things: community and collaboration. In each instance, you’re arming yourself with a support system that not only gives you insight into creative ideas, methods, and approaches you may not have thought of, but it […]

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The ‘Musicpreneur’ Mindset

[Editors Note: This article was written by Carlos Castillo and it originally appeared on Schwilly Family Musicians.] “Before one can embark upon ANY journey, one must enter into a state of mind that best facilitates that journey” ~Every Zen Master Ever The very first lessons I teach any of my students are the ones that […]

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How To Combat Post-Holiday Grogginess and Kickstart Musical Momentum in the New Year

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] The holidays are rough on musicians, even if they’ve got a penchant for rich food, parties and lots of time with family. By the time I realize the holidays are about to happen in late fall every year, it’s usually too late for me to do […]

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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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