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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UK Artists: 4 Tips For Getting Your Music Heard

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog, written by Louise Dodgson, Editor at The Unsigned Guide, an online music industry directory. Since 2003 The Unsigned Guide has been used by emerging bands, artists, producers and music managers to search over 8,500 UK music contacts across 50 sectors of the industry.] So, you’ve recorded some great tracks and now it’s […]

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The Most Overlooked Elements In An Artists' Digital Presence

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written for us by music marketing strategist Tyler Allen. Learn about his consulting services and follow him on Twitter here.]  10 years ago you wouldn’t have been reading this blog. Because even just a decade ago, the digital landscape that we use daily was an entirely different place. While […]

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7 DIY Tips For Making That First Music Sale

By Dwight Brown Your music is being distributed independently.   You want to get it heard and sold.  Now what? The process for selling music isn’t an exact science. But, if you follow these 7TIPS you stand a great chance of methodically making that first sale. And once you’ve done that, you can build on […]

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Cam Meekins on Starting His Own Label, Raising Money for Suicide Prevention

Boston-based MC and producer Cam Meekins has gained a lot of music industry experience in a short amount of time. By 2012 he had dropped his third mixtape, signed a deal with Atlantic, and racked up over a million YouTube views. While Cam used TuneCore to distribute prior to his signing, we were psyched to have […]

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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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BandsInTown Announces New Direct Messaging Option

If you haven’t already been using it as a fan or an artist, BandsInTown is the #1 concert discovery app on the market. When fans follow a band or artist on Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud or numerous other platforms, BandsInTown alerts them ahead of time that the band or artist will be playing near their location. It’s win/win for […]

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Getting Social: 7 Tips for Tweeting a Live Event

[Editors Note: This article is written by Bob Owlsinski and was originally featured on his Music 3.0 blog. As an artist, tweeting at live events – whether it’s a peer’s show or your own – is a great way to engage with your fans who follow you, connect with others at the event, and show […]

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Should You Post The Same Content On Facebook & Twitter?

[Editors Note: To keep up with our ongoing “Getting Social” series, here’s a great read about the pros and cons of sharing the same content across Twitter and Facebook. It was written by producer/singer/songwriter and music journalist Sam Friedman, and it was originally featured on the Sonicbids Blog.] We’ve all seen it: Twitter feeds with incomplete sentences that […]

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Getting Social Series: Tyler Allen Discusses Social Strategy & Digital Presence

We understand that when you’re writing, rehearsing, recording and eventually distributing new music, social media isn’t always a top priority. However when it comes to building excitement around and promoting that new release, it should be one the first things that comes to mind! Think about it: people who follow you on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, […]

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