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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What’s the Deal with Streaming Fraud? Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

It’s no question that music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are dominating the digital world of music distribution. Streaming is a win-win for the artist and the listener: artists make money for every stream their music gets, while listeners can take their music on the go without having to download a thing.  Artists, […]

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6 ‘Different’ Albums That Will Entice Your Fans To Buy

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] People just don’t buy albums like they used to. In fact, so few music lovers opt to purchase a new release these days, some artists and bands just getting started opt not to have anything physical made at all whenever they have a new full-length to […]

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Why a Concise, Cohesive and Sustained Brand Image is Necessary

[Editor’s Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Throughout the years I’ve been working in the music industry, I have spoken to countless musicians at every level of their careers, from those just getting started with only a handful of songs to the biggest names in the business. Two things seem to separate the top figures in […]

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5 Things Musicians Have To Stop Doing On Twitter

[Editor’s Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Twitter isn’t just one of the biggest social media platforms out there, it’s also an incredibly important vehicle for connecting with fans, forming relationships with people in the music industry and for spreading news about your career. It can be a time suck, but it can […]

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How to Write an Engaging Artist Bio

[Editors Note: This article was written by Erica D’Aurora.] Having started my career in the music industry as a blogger, and then finding my way into the world of PR, I’ve read—and written—my fair share of artist bios. I’ve seen it all, really. Long ones, short ones, and some that don’t even make sense. What […]

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The Songwriter’s Toolbox: A Few Words on Words

[Editors Note: This article was written by Neal Gomberg and is part two of his series, “The Songwriter’s Toolbox”. Be sure to read part one here!] It’s been said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It’s so subjective and analysis-defying, it’s pointless. But I’m writing about lyrics, not music, so here goes. […]

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Benefits Of Employing A Pre-Save Campaign On Spotify

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] All musicians should also go out of their way to claim their artist page on Spotify. If you don’t know what this means, or you aren’t sure how to get started on this process, Tunecore has you covered! A few years ago, Spotify unveiled its latest […]

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