4 Reasons Why All Musicians Should Know Basic Recording and Mixing Techniques

[Editors Note: This is article is by Belinda Huang and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. On top of being a contributing writer for Sonicbids and The Berklee Groove, Belinda is also a production & engineering major at Berklee College of Music.] The process of recording music can seem quite daunting, and in many ways it is, […]

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Making That First Sale: 5 TuneCore Artists Sound Off

By Dwight Brown & Kevin Cornell Jay Z, The Civil Wars, Nine Inch Nails, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Sara Bareilles, La Santana Cecilia, Joan Jett, Hunter Hayes, Boyce Avenue… What do they all have in common, besides having had their music distributed by TuneCore at some point?  They all had to sell their first single or […]

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How Your SoundCloud Upload + Digital Distribution Can Work Together

Op-Ed piece by Kevin Cornell If your music is only available on SoundCloud, you should see iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer as parallel avenues of promotion for your latest projects. If you’ve distributed to these stores and haven’t uploaded to SoundCloud yet, now’s the time to jump on it. Think of it like you would think of […]

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6 Tips To Get Your Music To Go Live In Stores

By Dwight Brown You recorded your music. You mixed it. You mastered it.  Now you want it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music… and the sooner the better. Can you go from your creative process to music sales in an instant? Not quite. But you can put time on your side if you think […]

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TuneCore Artists Head Down to A3C Prepared!

It’s Day Two of A3C Festival 2015 and hip hop artists from all over have ascended to Atlanta to perform, shake hands, and, well, party! Before the festival kicked off, we reached out to some of our TuneCore MCs and producers to get a feel for how they’re planning on making the most of A3C this year, […]

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Shifting the Money Talk: 8 Pieces of Advice All Independent Musicians Need to Hear

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, and it originally appeared on her music industry blog, Living On Gigging. Cheryl is a singer/songwriter (with multiple releases via TuneCore!), founder of sonic branding company CBE Music LLC, and editor/founder of In The Key Of Success, a resource site for artists pursuing creative careers.] Shifting the […]

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How To Mix Bass Properly

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog by JP Remillard, and it originally appeared on the LANDR Blog.] After seeing millions of tracks come through LANDR, I’ve found a trending problem — Mixes that lack low-end. Think of your mix like a human pyramid. The lows are the sturdy bottom. They keep everything from falling apart. If […]

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First Steps in Email Marketing For Indie Artists

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog courtesy of Amanda Krebs (follow her on Twitter!), Client Services Community Manager at FanBridge. Email marketing is an oft-overlooked element of connecting with fans, so take note!] Email marketing can be a difficult tool to grasp in the beginning, but once you harness it, it can be a big part […]

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Manafest Shares Crowdfunding Tips

Canadian songwriter/MC Manafest (aka Chris Greenwood) is already over $21,000 into his third crowdfunding campaign for his upcoming Reborn album. Contributors can look forward to everything from shirt-and-signed-CD bundles and personalized flash drives to custom hand-carved skateboard decks and even a full band house concert. Portions of his campaign will also go towards helping the Epilepsy […]

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Getting Social Series: 7 Tips For Running a YouTube Channel

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post from TuneCore Artist Hannah Trigwell. The 24-year old singer/songwriter went from busking around her hometown in England to touring throughout Europe. Her YouTube Channel boasts over 350,000 subscribers and has garnered more than 35 million views!] Want to have your own channel on the most popular video sharing […]

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