Beginners Guide to Building an Audience

[Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform.] Branding Basics Branding is the process of clarifying who […]

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How to Make Passive Income with Your Piano Skills (Even as a Beginner)

[Editors Note: This article was written by Jason Antoon.] Believe it or not, you can have a passive income playing the piano without booking any shows or gigs in bars. There are many ways to monetize your talent and support your musical progress financially. In this article, we will discuss the seven most interesting ones, […]

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The S.T.A.G.E.S. of Email Marketing [Pt. 5]

[Editors Note: This is the fifth volume in a multi-part series by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, singer/songwriter, composer, and the owner of the music career consultation site In The Key of Success. Cheryl will be breaking down the key S.T.A.G.E.S. of email marketing for independent artists – we invite you to follow along over the next few weeks, as […]

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3 Ways to Immediately Increase Crowd Participation

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] Have you ever been on stage feeling the blank stares from people in the audience, or – even worse, not seeing anyone look at you because they’re all on their phones or talking at the bar? It can feel pretty discouraging to play live, giving all […]

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The S.T.A.G.E.S. of Email Marketing [Pt. 4]

[Editors Note: This is the fourth volume in a multi-part series by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, singer/songwriter, composer, and the owner of the music career consultation site In The Key of Success. Cheryl will be breaking down the key S.T.A.G.E.S. of email marketing for independent artists – we invite you to follow along over the next […]

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The 4 Best Twitter Practices for Artists in 2018

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] In the decade or so since Twitter launched, exciting updates have come and gone and careers have been made and lost on the site, but the core of what makes it great and what ensures success remains essentially the same. Many of the best practices that […]

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How To Drive Your Music Home For the Holidays

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] As 2018 winds down, you’ve hopefully made some great strides forward in your career as an artist this year. You put out your first (or at least newest) release. You’re gigging regularly and your set is getting tighter and more engaging. Perhaps most rewarding, the fans […]

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Mastering Isn’t a Dark Art, It’s Just Misunderstood

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Steve Corrao, owner and chief engineer at Sage Audio in Nashville, TN.] Here at Sage Audio Mastering, we realize that for years, mastering has been viewed as ‘mysterious’. It has been described as a “Dark Art”, and some think of it as the “Wizard” behind the curtain. Most people […]

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The S.T.A.G.E.S. Of Email Marketing [Pt. 2]

[Editors Note: This is the second volume in a multi-part series by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, singer/songwriter, composer, and the owner of the music career consultation site In The Key of Success. Cheryl will be breaking down the key S.T.A.G.E.S. of email marketing for independent artists – we invite you to follow along over the next […]

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Making the Most Of Facebook Analytics: A Beginners Guide

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] When it comes to knowing your audience, you have a lot of tools at your disposal. Yet one that often gets overlooked despite its powerful diversity is Facebook analytics. When you can see how your audience interacts, where they thrive and where they drop off, it […]

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