Why Physical Promotion and Release Formats Still Matter

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] In 2019, it’s tempting for musicians to put all of their promotion efforts into things that are purely digital, like targeted internet ads and sleek social media strategies. Conventional music industry wisdom states that investing money in things like CDs, posters, vinyl records, shirts, and stickers […]

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4 Phases To Hitting the Billboard Album Charts

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chris Greenwood aka MANAFEST. MANAFEST is an award-winning songwriter and artist who has been using TuneCore to distribute his music for years. In this excerpt from his free book, MANAFEST breaks down how he utilized the tools available at his fingertips to build excitement around a release and […]

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How to Make Passive Income with Your Piano Skills (Even as a Beginner)

[Editors Note: This article was written by Jason Antoon.] Believe it or not, you can have a passive income playing the piano without booking any shows or gigs in bars. There are many ways to monetize your talent and support your musical progress financially. In this article, we will discuss the seven most interesting ones, […]

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The Music Industry Belongs to the Hypercreators

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Ryan Kairalla, an entertainment lawyer based in Miami, FL. He recently published Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry and also hosts the Break The Business Podcast.]   “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use the more you have.” […]

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Interview: Ariel Hyatt Discusses New Book & Offers Crowdfunding Insight

Ariel Hyatt, founder and owner of Cyber PR in New York City, has been helping artists and entrepreneurs like herself for 20 years by offering public relations, social media and content strategy services. On top of being a entrepreneurial force in the music scene and beyond, Ariel is also an author. She’s written four books on […]

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Manafest Shares Crowdfunding Tips

Canadian songwriter/MC Manafest (aka Chris Greenwood) is already over $21,000 into his third crowdfunding campaign for his upcoming Reborn album. Contributors can look forward to everything from shirt-and-signed-CD bundles and personalized flash drives to custom hand-carved skateboard decks and even a full band house concert. Portions of his campaign will also go towards helping the Epilepsy […]

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