Release Strategy: The Pros and Cons of Releasing New Music Midweek

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Sometimes in the entertainment world, breaking from the norm can be a good thing. In fact, it usually is…though there are calendars and structures in place that are very tough to fight, and doing so can come with just as many drawbacks as benefits. One such […]

View Post

Affordable Tools on Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written by Darla Ardolf.] The web boasts of some unbelievable online tools that can be used by music producers. These tools are meant to improve your output, raise the quality of music you are developing, spark some creativity within the music creation, and even aid in managing the marketing efforts. […]

View Post

5 Strategies to Release New Music in 2021

[Editors note: this article was written by Alper Tuzcu.] 2020 was a year when the music industry changed forever, and releasing music has too.  When the pandemic started in early 2020, things were still unclear and many album releases were postponed. By fall 2020, major and indie artists were releasing music again and they focused […]

View Post

How and Why I Never Gave Up With My Home Studio Despite Feeling Totally Overwhelmed (A Personal Journey of Trial & Terror)

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Award-Winning Producer Gary Gray.] One year ago I came up with the idea to write this article. It was before the pandemic hit.  It was before the lockdowns began.  At that time I made a note to self.  “Self,” I said out loud as our three home studio dogs […]

View Post

The Don’ts of Building an EPK

[Editors Note: This article is part two of the series, “The Do’s and Dont’s of Building an EPK by Hugh McIntyre. Be sure to read part one here.] When you’re creating your EPK (electronic press kit, for those not familiar with the acronym), or any promotional materials, for that matter, there are a lot of […]

View Post

The Dos of Making Your EPK

[Editors Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre– stay tuned for part two, “The Don’ts of Making Your EPK”.] Some musicians feel that in 2020, an EPK (electronic press kit) is unnecessary…but for the most part, they’re incorrect. Sure, your fans and those in the industry can usually find most of the information they […]

View Post

Why The Popularity of Live-Streamed Concerts is Here to Stay

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Nothing like 2020 has been usual for the world, and the music industry hasn’t been an exception. By now, we’ve all grown accustomed to the mass cancelation of in-person events like festivals, shows at venues, and even local open-mic nights, but it’s important to remember just […]

View Post

How to Transform What You Think About the Most Into Meaningful Music

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] What’s on your mind? On the surface, it’s a question that seems to have nothing to do with making music, but your thoughts are actually what should be shaping your music the most. We talk a lot about how important authenticity is in music, and it […]

View Post

How to Build Your Music Career in Under an Hour a Day

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo, founder and CEO of Muddy Paw PR.] I get it, you’re strapped for time. And yet, in between the  9-5, the gigs, the daily little curveballs life throws at us, you’re trying to figure out how to make time to actually grow your career. Not just […]

View Post

3 DIY Beliefs You Should Ditch Right Now

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo, founder and CEO of Muddy Paw PR.] How many times have you seen the words “DIY musician” thrown around? It’s kind of become a “thing” in the music industry hasn’t it? A sort of badge of honor. And fair dues, it is impressive to be doing […]

View Post

Our Playlist