Music Sampling: Breaking Down the Basics

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.] With advancing technology and the development of new digital musical techniques, it has become even easier for […]

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10 Best Fitness Exercises & Stretches for Musicians [Infographic]

[Editors Note: This awesome and helpful infographic first appeared on TakeLessons.com, written and created by Suzy St. George.] Musicians – how often do you think about your physical health? Do you take the time to exercise to keep yourself fit, strong, and healthy? The reality is, staying fit is just as important as practicing your instrument. Moreover, certain […]

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10 Kinds of YouTube Singles to Reach Fans

[Editor’s Note: This blog is written by Jesse Elmore and was originally featured on Hear The Music.] A good number of successful musicians’ careers are built upon hitting it big with a great single song. In today’s world of Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes the single has never been more important. The technology available to musicians today is incredible. Recording […]

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6 Essential Tools for Indie Artists

By W. Tyler Allen Being a DIY musician in today’s industry requires, work and hustle — but it’s possible. Straight up, it’s completely possible to become a successful independent artist in today’s digital landscape. How exciting is that?! You can make it, but like any profession or task, you need tools. Throughout my career working […]

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Why You Should Treat Your Music Career Like a Startup

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rory Seydel and originally appeared on the LANDR Blog. Remember – if you need your songs polished instantly, give LANDR a try!] The music biz is still the wild west — Here’s how to be an outlaw. Howdy stranger. Music promotion and growing your career as an artist is the most […]

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A Musician's Basic Guide to Business Entities and Taxes

[Editors Note: This guide is written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., a New York City-based entertainment and media lawyer, (therefore this article does pertain to New York State law). Read his last equally helpful piece on the TuneCore Blog about songwriter split sheets!] As an individual embarks on their chosen journey, a career in music and in […]

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UK Artists: DIY Day at The Great Escape – Brighton, Saturday 21st May

By Sam Taylor, TuneCore UK Taking place in Brighton from Thursday, May 19th to Saturday, May 21st, The Great Escape takes over the whole of Brighton, staging hundreds of gigs from more than 800 artists in dozens of music venues. Some of these gigs are part of the official Great Escape programme, and others part […]

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SXSW 2016: On Networking & Making Connections

Right now as I type this, thousands of indie bands, solo artists, and songwriters are gearing up for a trip to SXSW 2016. Also gearing up for this trip, though with slightly different goals and agendas, are tons of music industry professionals – from label folks and publicists to booking agents and managers. While these […]

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UK Artists: 4 Tips For Getting Your Music Heard

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog, written by Louise Dodgson, Editor at The Unsigned Guide, an online music industry directory. Since 2003 The Unsigned Guide has been used by emerging bands, artists, producers and music managers to search over 8,500 UK music contacts across 50 sectors of the industry.] So, you’ve recorded some great tracks and now it’s […]

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Two Monitoring Tips For Mixing in the Home Studio

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written exclusively for us by Scott Wiggins, founder of The Recording Solution, a website dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] I’m sure you’ve heard or read in audio forums, or books from professional engineers that you need the BEST monitoring or listening environment […]

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