How Exactly Do People Make Money on YouTube?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.]   By now, everybody involved in music (and the internet, really) must be aware that there is money to be made on YouTube…but how is that done? How can somebody actually see their […]

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The Argument For Every Band Member Having Their Own Social Media Accounts

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.]   Every band on the planet must know by now how important it is to have a well-rounded presence on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and several others, and those who […]

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The Upsides to Releasing Music Often or Rarely

[Editors Note: UPDATE Catch the second edition of this series about the DOWNSIDES of different release schedules here. This week, columnist Hugh McIntyre explores what many independent artists often question: How often should I release music? In this installment, Hugh touts the benefits of releasing often as well as rarely. And just so we’re being […]

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December Industry Wrap-Up

By Hugh McIntyre 2016 has finally come to a close (or it will relatively soon, thankfully), but we’re not done just yet. December is always the busiest month for everybody, and the same is doubly true for the music industry. The biggest albums are released, year-end lists begin rolling out, the Grammy nominations are announced, […]

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Buying Social Media Followers – Should You Do It?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.]   These days, musicians aren’t just selling their art, they are selling themselves. Fans don’t just want to hear songs every so often and go see your live show, they want to […]

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November Industry Wrap-Up

By Hugh McIntyre The end of 2016 is close enough to touch, but we’re not there quite yet. November was a big month for music, if not the business, and a number of the most popular movers and shakers in the game made waves with new projects, changed history, and tried to push the boundaries […]

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