Facebook’s New Reach Objective: A Game Changer for Touring Musicians

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Don Bartlett, owner of No Door Agency, an Austin, TX-based boutique management and marketing agency. Don also hosts a seminar titled “Facebook Marketing For Musicians“. Be sure to read his TuneCore Blog article on maximizing your Facebook ads on an indie budget.] From it’s earliest days […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by W. Tyler Allen, a music and marketing consultant and contributor to the TuneCore Blog.] SXSW is one of those events that has become synonymous with the music industry. The festival and conference is one of the best known events in the US that centers around technology and music. […]

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Your Stress-Free SXSW Kit

With SXSW kicking off this week, we thought it would be cool to offer our friend Debbie Stanley’s “Stress-Free SXSW Kit” infographic, covering everything an indie artist or band will need during their time in Austin for health and comfort, communication, and overall preparedness. Debbie is the author of The Organized Musician and owner of […]

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Time at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. We published this article in advance of SXSW 2017, but the valuable advice ahead will help you get ready for SXSW 2019! ] 2017 seems to be a bit of an odd year for SXSW. Between the visa controversy and the fact a good number of […]

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5 Tips & Taboos to Remember at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Jhoni Jackson, a music journalist and Puerto Rico-based venue owner.] Planning is key to a successful SXSW experience, but there’s more to prepping than booking shows and finding a place to stay. Understanding what you could potentially get out of your time at the fest is equally important […]

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The Downsides of Releasing Music Often vs. Rarely

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Hugh McIntyre and is the second installment in a two-part series about how the timeliness and/or frequency of your release schedule can impact your career.]   Recently, I looked at the upsides that can come with releasing music either fairly often or rarely. There are plenty of good reasons to […]

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February Industry Wrap-Up

The cold weather is slowly on its way out and SXSW is on the horizon – must be the end of February! That’s why we’re here to wind down the month in music industry happenings. Just because it was a short month doesn’t mean there was no action – read on to catch the latest […]

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How To Generate Buzz Through Email Marketing

[Editors Note: This blog post was written by Michelle Aguilar, a writer and digital artist based in Los Angeles.] It’s been 45 years since the invention of the email (thank you Ray Tomlinson). Fast-forward 6 years later, the first “mass-email” was sent. The sender? His name is Gary Thuerk, and he was the Marketing Manager at Digital […]

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5 Things Artists Can Do to Build Their Network

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the co-founder of 24West a full-service creative agency focusing on music and tech.]   It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what aspirations you have for yourself professionally, at the end of the day you’re only […]

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Are You Guilty? 4 Ways Indie Artists Are Killing Social Media

[Editors Note: This post was written by Joshua Smotherman, co-founder of Middle Tennessee Music, and it originally appeared on the Cyber PR blog.]   In an ideal world I would wake up in the morning to a fresh cup of hot coffee. I would enjoy it as I check my e-mail and skim social networks to check up […]

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