3 Easy Tips To Consider Before Pitching to Music Bloggers

[Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Janelle Rogers, the founder of  Green Light Go Publicity, a music PR firm which helps up-and-coming musicians reach their audience.]   You found a list online entitled, “100 Blogs You Should Contact Now.” You’re ready to start emailing those 100 blogs about your album right away, because like the list says, those […]

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Facebook’s New Reach Objective: A Game Changer for Touring Musicians

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Don Bartlett, owner of No Door Agency, an Austin, TX-based boutique management and marketing agency. Don also hosts a seminar titled “Facebook Marketing For Musicians“. Be sure to read his TuneCore Blog article on maximizing your Facebook ads on an indie budget.] From it’s earliest days […]

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The Music Industry Belongs to the Hypercreators

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Ryan Kairalla, an entertainment lawyer based in Miami, FL. He recently published Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry and also hosts the Break The Business Podcast.]   “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use the more you have.” […]

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Time at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. We published this article in advance of SXSW 2017, but the valuable advice ahead will help you get ready for SXSW 2019! ] 2017 seems to be a bit of an odd year for SXSW. Between the visa controversy and the fact a good number of […]

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5 Tips & Taboos to Remember at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Jhoni Jackson, a music journalist and Puerto Rico-based venue owner.] Planning is key to a successful SXSW experience, but there’s more to prepping than booking shows and finding a place to stay. Understanding what you could potentially get out of your time at the fest is equally important […]

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How To Generate Buzz Through Email Marketing

[Editors Note: This blog post was written by Michelle Aguilar, a writer and digital artist based in Los Angeles.] It’s been 45 years since the invention of the email (thank you Ray Tomlinson). Fast-forward 6 years later, the first “mass-email” was sent. The sender? His name is Gary Thuerk, and he was the Marketing Manager at Digital […]

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5 Things Artists Can Do to Build Their Network

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the co-founder of 24West a full-service creative agency focusing on music and tech.]   It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what aspirations you have for yourself professionally, at the end of the day you’re only […]

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The Sneaky Way to Promote Your Music Without Actually Talking About Your Music

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Dave Kusek and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] I know it sounds completely counterintuitive to promote your music and raise awareness for yourself as an artist without actually talking about your music – or your music career, for that matter. But it’s being done more and more and has become […]

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TuneCore’s New Refer a Friend Program Helps Artists Earn and Save

Anyone creating music in 2017 knows that collaboration is a beautiful thing. Whether it’s a featured hip hop verse, a bluegrass rhythm section, or two songwriters coming together in the studio, musicians working toward a common artistic goal can have incredible results. Heck, we’ve even talked about apps that allow artists to collaborate with greater […]

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