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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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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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 […]

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5 Ways To Promote Your Latest Feature

[Editor’s Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Promotion looks very different today than it did even just a few years ago in the music world. While traditional reviews and interviews at radio stations and on TV shows were once the only things that mattered, now social media, in-person events and so many more […]

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Amazon Music For Artists: Customize Your Profile & Engage Fans

Amazon Music continues to be an undeniable force in the world of music streaming and downloading. Just as the e-commerce giant did for books, home goods, clothes – and, well just about everything else – Amazon has established itself as a source of new music for its ever-expanding, global user base. With 55 million customers, […]

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Here’s Your Free Songwriter’s Toolbox: Part One

[Editors Note: This article was written by Neal Gomberg and is part one of his three-part songwriting series, The Songwriter’s Toolbox.] You know those articles that claim anyone can write a song? This isn’t one of them. Here’s what those articles should say: anyone can write a bad song. Because the truth is anyone can’t […]

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