New Music Friday: June 1, 2018

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it […]

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The Power of Community in the Music Industry: How To Make It Your Key To Success

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: “the music industry is a cut throat business.” I’m sure you’ve all heard that (and felt it) since your entry into the industry. Is it valid? Sure. It really can be an unforgiving, selfish place. But […]

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Digital Marketing Tools & Resources for Independent Musicians [Part 1]

[Author: Raj Shah *]  Part One of a two-piece article that aims to break down tools that independent artists can utilize in their digital marketing strategies – all available at their fingertips! The hard truth about success in music is that the modern artist must be 51% marketer and 49% musician. In today’s world, the […]

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Why Playlists Are More Important Than Ever

[Author: Patrick McGuire *]  In 2017, the playlist has become an integral part of not just music but our culture at large. While radioplay and the blogosphere still have the power to bring attention to an artist, playlists are becoming a steadfast way for more and more listeners to discover and consume music. This isn’t […]

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Mix Buss Compression Made Easy!

[Author: Scott Wiggins *]   How many of you are completely terrified of doing anything to the mix buss, aka “stereo buss” “2 buss”? It is real easy to mess up an entire mix with too much processing, in particular, mix buss compression. Over the years of searching the internet creeping on my favorite mixers […]

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November Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Adds More Artist Friendly Features As “Spotify For Artists” evolves and continues to set the tone for streaming platforms and how they allow artists to control their profiles, this month marked another update that most who distribute their music there should be happy about. Spotify introduced “Artist’s Pick”, a new feature aimed at allowing […]

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4 Music Theory Techniques To Help You Write a Great Chorus

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira of New Artist Model.]   I want you to think of some of your favorite songs. You know, those choruses you could sing over and over for hours and still not be sick of them. How do you think those songwriters stumbled upon something so seemingly perfect? Was […]

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Opening Band Etiquette

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the Director of Public Relations and Creative at NGAGE.]   I’m currently reading Meet Me In The Bathroom; an excellent oral history of the rock and roll resurgence in NYC at the turn of the century, written by Lizzy Goodman. […]

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Thoughts On How To Approach Music Bloggers

[Editors Note: This article is derived from the “Question and Answer” format found over at MusicPreneurHub.com, a site that connects artists and music industry experts. It was written by Jack Ought, a musician, freelance writer and digital artist from the UK.]   1. Start With Empathy I’d say start with empathy. Empathy is a vital skill for dealing […]

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How To Advertise Your Music on Instagram

[Author: Lisa Occhino *] Instagram is one of the best ways to build your brand and showcase your personality as a musician. But now that the social media platform boasts 700 million monthly active users, advertising your music on Instagram has become more competitive, so you need to be savvier than ever before to reach […]

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