3 Tips For Getting More Fan Engagement From Your Posts

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   One of the biggest hurdles musicians face is finding the time and the right strategy to grow their following online. Bots and useless spamming tools may get your numbers up, but they’ll fail to bring you fans who will want to invest in your career. […]

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Creating an Album Release Checklist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve either just released a new album, or have plans to in the coming weeks or months to do so. So first off, congratulations! Getting to a place where you’re ready to bring your latest project into the world […]

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5 Tips For Making Your Email Newsletter More Visually Appealing

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Read the first installment in this two-part series here.]   Many people have all but given up entirely on email newsletters, and that’s a mistake for many reasons. They are still read by millions of people, and they can be a fantastic way to reach out […]

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Facebook Live and Tips For Indie Artists

[Editors Note: This article was written by Michelle Aguilar.]   Ever notice how the energy of a conversation – particularly about music – spikes up as soon as the word “live” comes up? Seeing an artist live is almost like saying you went to a party and bumped into them. You actually saw them…in real […]

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5 Reasons Why An Email Newsletter Is Still a Good Idea

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   UPDATE: Read the second installment of this series here. For many years, newsletters were the best way to reach a large group of people, as social media hadn’t exploded and taken over the planet yet. That is no longer the case, as now everybody seems […]

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5 Reasons Small Blogs Can Launch Your Career

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Everyone wants to get the major blog placements. The review on Pitchfork, the news post on Alternative Press, the feature on Stereogum. And while all of those are incredible placements to land, many artists seem to be missing a vital key in what can help […]

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4 Merch Items You’re Not Offering At Your Show (That You Should)

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   Making money as a musician has always been tough, but it’s harder than ever these days, so you need to put in the extra effort to sell what you can, when you can. Since physical record sales are down, most artists tour more often to make […]

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How Are People Finding New Independent Music?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   New music discovery is a highly personalized process. Fans of different genres tend to find music in different ways and, obviously, people of varying age and geographical demographics also tend to favor different manners of discovery. Unless you have a major label or an indie with […]

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Tips For Developing Your Artist or Band “Story”

[Editors Note: The following is an installment in our monthly 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.]   WWOD? […]

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The 3 Biggest Business Missteps DIY Musicians Make

[Editors Note: This was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   As the music industry evolves, more and more responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of independent musicians who wish to build a sustainable career in music. In order to do that, they must embrace their role as CEO of their own business. For many, this is a […]

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