5 Reasons It Pays To Collaborate

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinksi, an artist consultant with over 10 years in the music industry and owner of The Rock/Star Advocate.]   They often say, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” but what does that actually mean? Sure, we all know the benefits of growing our own team to carry out our […]

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Music Sampling: Breaking Down the Basics

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.] With advancing technology and the development of new digital musical techniques, it has become even easier for […]

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6 Essential Tools for Indie Artists

By W. Tyler Allen Being a DIY musician in today’s industry requires, work and hustle — but it’s possible. Straight up, it’s completely possible to become a successful independent artist in today’s digital landscape. How exciting is that?! You can make it, but like any profession or task, you need tools. Throughout my career working […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Local Shows More Successful

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by David McMillin, singer, songwriter and frontman of Fort Frances (check out their latest release, “Alio“). He holds several songwriting awards and has helped to soundtrack shows on PBS, NBC and The CW.] Every band wants to experience the glory of the road—seeing new towns, meeting new people and feeling the thrill of a […]

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Interview: Bobaflex Turns 15 and Reflects On Working Hard

Celebrating their 15th year as a band, Mason, West Virginia-based hard rock five-piece Bobaflex show no sign of slowing down. With seven albums under their belt and a 40 city tour on the way, the group has continued to release their music independently after forming their own label, BFX Records, in 2010. The earliest carnation of […]

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The Holiday Checklist: 5 Plans for Musicians for the 2014 Holiday Season

[Editors Note: This is blog is written by Chris Mooney, TuneCore’s Senior Director of Artist Promotion & Strategic Relationships.] Artists are people too and around the holidays, they also have families to visit, gifts to buy, eggnog to drink, etc. – but artists can’t ignore their craft and career during this time. As the temperature drops, I wanted […]

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5 Ways Research Can Help You Connect with Your Fans

[Editor’s Note: We work with SoundOut to offer our artists insights and analytics with TuneCore Fan Reviews reports. Check out this post from SoundOut’s CEO and Founder, which describes how music research with fans can complement your music creation and marketing efforts.] David Courtier-Dutton is the CEO and Founder of SoundOut, the market leading research and audience […]

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