The Dos and Don’ts of Stage Banter

[Editors Note: This article was written by Kira Grunenberg and was originally featured on Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] Some of the whole joy of hearing live music comes from witnessing those moments that make that particular night’s performance special. And that all depends on the band and their level of commitment to not only sing into […]

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5 Tricks For Writing YouTube Descriptions That Will Rank

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chloe Bennet.] YouTube video description boxes are an often-forgotten element of video marketing, but they can be very valuable. They’re like the third-string quarterback who rides the bench, until somebody realizes they’re actually one of the best players on the team. The description box’s contents are part of […]

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6 Ways To Be More Interactive With Fans on Instagram

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Read his recent Instagram-focused pieces on best practices and using Stories!] The conversation about how everyone with something to promote (including bands, companies, and beyond) should use social media platforms like Instagram typically centers around: what to post, when, and how to attract the most attention. […]

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What Are Artist Managers Looking For?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Dan Reifsnyder and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] Your band is playing a dive bar, and you totally kill it. The audience is small but into it, and it’s evident you’re meant to be playing arenas. After the gig, a guy in a three-piece suit walks up, […]

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Is the Music Industry Using Big Data to Discover New Artists?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Stefan Toren, an artist develop manager and founder of A&R Factory – a music blog that counts record label owners, publishers, radio stations, PR executives, and managers from all over the world as part of their readership. TuneCore is proud to be the preferred distributor for A&R Factory.] […]

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Heading to SXSW 2019? 4 Ways To Prepare For the Chaos

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo. Remember, if you’re a TuneCore Artist and you’re heading down to SXSW 2019, be sure to stop by our #MusicMadeMe Mixer on Friday, March 15th!] Can you feel the impending chaos? With SXSW 2019 right around the corner, most of us will find ourselves frantically trying […]

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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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