How to Build a Buzz on Spotify

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   The idea that streaming services, and in particular Spotify, are integral to a successful music marketing campaign no longer comes as a surprise to anyone who has been following the industry for the past few years. For a lot of artists, the idea of getting […]

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The #1 Music Theory Technique to Help Improve Your Live Sound

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira.]   Music theory is something that’s associated with boring lectures filled with outdated examples, and endless exercises lacking any practical application. For that reason, a lot of musicians skip it, opting to learn by ear or figure things out themselves. But here’s the thing – […]

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How and Why I Never Gave Up With My Home Studio Despite Feeling Totally Overwhelmed (A Personal Journey of Trial & Terror)

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Award-Winning Producer Gary Gray.] One year ago I came up with the idea to write this article. It was before the pandemic hit.  It was before the lockdowns began.  At that time I made a note to self.  “Self,” I said out loud as our three home studio dogs […]

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3 Ways To Handle Rejection & Take Action

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   The other day I stared at my computer, watching a cursor blink on a blank page in Microsoft Word for a solid 20 minutes. Have you ever experienced that? You set out to write a quick note and you just. can’t. get. the. words. out? […]

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Alternative Music Formats To Consider For Your Next Release

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   For the most part, people stream the music they love these days, but that doesn’t mean physical formats are dead! In fact, they still make up a sizable chunk of revenue when it comes to the music industry, and sales of CDs – either at […]

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The Don’ts of Building an EPK

[Editors Note: This article is part two of the series, “The Do’s and Dont’s of Building an EPK by Hugh McIntyre. Be sure to read part one here.] When you’re creating your EPK (electronic press kit, for those not familiar with the acronym), or any promotional materials, for that matter, there are a lot of […]

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How to Build and Connect With an International Audience

[Editors note: this article was written by Alper Tuzcu.] In the last few years, the music industry has transformed into a global platform for artists, listeners, and organizations. This exciting change in the industry is largely due to the widespread use of large platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music aiming to reach listeners […]

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The Dos of Making Your EPK

[Editors Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre– stay tuned for part two, “The Don’ts of Making Your EPK”.] Some musicians feel that in 2020, an EPK (electronic press kit) is unnecessary…but for the most part, they’re incorrect. Sure, your fans and those in the industry can usually find most of the information they […]

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Why The Popularity of Live-Streamed Concerts is Here to Stay

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Nothing like 2020 has been usual for the world, and the music industry hasn’t been an exception. By now, we’ve all grown accustomed to the mass cancelation of in-person events like festivals, shows at venues, and even local open-mic nights, but it’s important to remember just […]

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How to Transform What You Think About the Most Into Meaningful Music

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] What’s on your mind? On the surface, it’s a question that seems to have nothing to do with making music, but your thoughts are actually what should be shaping your music the most. We talk a lot about how important authenticity is in music, and it […]

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