6 Things You Can Do To Get Your Fans to Take More Photos At Your Shows (And Why That Matters)
[Editors Note: This blog post was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.] These days, everybody is taking photos…of everything. Now that cameras are everywhere and anyone can upload their latest capture to the world wide web in mere seconds, there is no stopping […]
Celebrate TuneCore's $1 Billion Milestone on Social Media!
Back in June, we announced that within the coming months, TuneCore Artists will be hitting a MAJOR benchmark in its efforts to support the independent artist community: receiving over $1 BILLION collectively in streaming and download revenue! In an ever-changing industry, artists have had to ensure that their desire to create music can be sustained […]
How Musicians Can Take Advantage of Key Digital Trends Towards 2020
[Editors Note: This blog article was written by Michelle Aguilar.] It is probably no surprise that businesses are being transformed by digital platforms such as Facebook. The platform has recently released a report that looks at the different ways in which businesses are being reshaped. Out of the many insights from the report, there are […]
How Exactly Do People Make Money on YouTube?
[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.] By now, everybody involved in music (and the internet, really) must be aware that there is money to be made on YouTube…but how is that done? How can somebody actually see their […]
TuneCore's Social Media For Musicians Guide [Free Download]
With the recent launch of TuneCore Social Pro – a premium version of our free social media management tool, complete with a mobile app – we think it’s important for independent artists to take an educated approach to how they handle their marketing strategy on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. That’s why we’re introducing […]
April Industry Wrap-Up
Facebook Launches ‘Chat Extensions’ That Encourage Music Sharing As both streaming music and social media use has evolved over the years, it became pretty obvious pretty quickly that people love to share whatever new music they’re digging with their networks. Spotify was an early player in this arena by connecting social profiles to their platform […]
TuneCore Social Pro Has Arrived!
Last October, we announced the exciting launch of TuneCore Social – an all-in-one platform designed especially for artists who want to reign in control of their Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Mixcloud profiles and have an easier place to plan, schedule, publish and engage with their fan base. The service is free for any and all […]
The Argument For Every Band Member Having Their Own Social Media Accounts
[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.] Every band on the planet must know by now how important it is to have a well-rounded presence on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and several others, and those who […]
Is Posting Covers on YouTube the BEST Use Of Your Time?
By Carlos Castillo A lot of music biz teachers will tell you that you should commit time to releasing cover songs on YouTube because you’ll get all kinds of organic growth and attention. This is a proven strategy that has been working for several years. But, especially now that so many musicians are applying it, […]
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 […]