Are You Guilty? 4 Ways Indie Artists Are Killing Social Media

[Editors Note: This post was written by Joshua Smotherman, co-founder of Middle Tennessee Music, and it originally appeared on the Cyber PR blog.]   In an ideal world I would wake up in the morning to a fresh cup of hot coffee. I would enjoy it as I check my e-mail and skim social networks to check up […]

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Drive Traffic With These 5 Social Media Hacks

[Editors Note: This post is written by Payman Taei and it originally appeared on Hypebot.] We use social media all the time; on our way to work, in our downtime, even early mornings.  Naturally, businesses can take advantage of this; having your own Facebook page or Twitter feed can increase interest in your company and […]

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How You Can Use ‘Instagram Story’ to Market Your Music

[Editors Note: This blog post was written by Michelle Aguilar, a writer and digital artist based in Los Angeles. Read her tips on how to maximize Instagram’s coolest feature rolled out in 2016 when it comes to connecting with fans! If you’re a TuneCore Artist, be sure to check out TuneCore Social in your dashboard.] Think about […]

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Engagement: Myspace’s Real Legacy for Indie Bands

[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.] I came of age in the world of independent music at a time when the key to launching a new band was a successful […]

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Buying Social Media Followers – Should You Do It?

[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.]   These days, musicians aren’t just selling their art, they are selling themselves. Fans don’t just want to hear songs every so often and go see your live show, they want to […]

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How to Maximize Your Music Promotion on Social Media Using a Simple Formula

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Dave Kusek, founder of New Artist Model, and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. As we continue to celebrate the launch of TuneCore Social, here is some helpful content for independent artists who are always on the look-out for social media strategy tips!]     As a musician, the last thing […]

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Top 10 Keys to Success For Independent Hip Hop Artists

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Hao Nguyen and it originally appeared on Stop The Breaks, a digital marketing and promotion platform focused on showcasing independent hip-hop artists.] The independent route is a tough, long grind, no doubt about it. People look at the top independent hip hop artists in the game today like Tech N9ne, Nipsey Hussle […]

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Maximizing Facebook Ads On an Indie Budget

[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 monthly seminar titled “Facebook Marketing For Musicians“.] Independent artists are constantly looking for ways to eke maximum value from very limited promotion budgets. As Facebook continues to […]

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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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