The Introvert’s Guide to Networking: 5 Tips To Make Things Less Awkward

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] Some people are born extroverts. They find comfort in large groups, talking to strangers, and showing the world who they are – without any fear of being disliked, made fun of, or forever thought of as in some way inadequate. As a born introvert, I envy […]

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How to Nurture Those Relationships You Just Made at SXSW

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] First of all, congrats on surviving another chaotic (but no doubt amazing, inspirational, and productive) SXSW! Once you’ve had a chance to take a breather and recoup, odds are you’re going to feel pretty excited about following up with all your new connections. And while the […]

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Join Us At SXSW 2019 For Our #MusicMadeMe Mixer!

Heading to SXSW 2019? Swing by Javelina on Friday, March 15th for the #MusicMadeMe Mixer It’s that time again! Each year, thousands of independent artists descend upon Austin, Texas to perform, network and learn during the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) conference. Whether they’re ‘official’ showcasing artists or simply showed up to perform wherever they […]

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Build Your Network in 15 Minutes Per Day

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] Let me guess – you’re working on new music, but you keep hearing about the importance of having an engaged, growing fanbase and solid connections within in the industry in order to get ahead. But with a demanding day job and the time spent on that […]

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Beginners Guide to Building an Audience

[Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform.] Branding Basics Branding is the process of clarifying who […]

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3 Essential Tips For Navigating the Music Industry Like a Pro

[Editors Note: This article was written by Brittany Brave and was originally featured on Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] Understanding the politics of the music industry can often take an artist from “doing alright” to “successful.” It’s the deciding factor between working musicians and budding superstars. In addition to writing, producing, and performing, there are certain […]

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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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Getting Ready For Your SXSW Showcases

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. We published this article in advance of SXSW 2018, but the valuable advice ahead will help you get ready for SXSW 2019!]   SXSW  is just around the corner and, if you’re performing at the conference this year, it’s time to start preparing. While a lot of […]

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Networking At SXSW: Keep Those Connections After the Festival Ends

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Flash forward to a couple of weeks from now: you’ve made it through the brilliance and chaos of another SXSW, and you between all the showcases, panels, and parties, you managed to make a few strong connections that you’d like to hang onto. So, how do […]

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How to Successfully Build Relationships in the Music Industry

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   When you first entered the music industry, you may have expected that your talents would be enough to carry you. While talent is an important part of creating a lasting career, there’s another piece that’s just as, if not more, important: who you know. While some might […]

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