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7 Tips For A Successful PledgeMusic Campaign

7 Tips For A Successful PledgeMusic Campaign

Barney has seen the PledgeMusic experience from all sides. Not only is he a valuable part of the PledgeMusic team, but he’s also a member of UK reggae rockers Sonic Boom Six. This means he’s uniquely suited to provide this helpful list of tips for a successful PledgeMusic campaign. Guest Post from Pledge Music News PledgeMusic sees ...

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Turning Artists Into Brands: A&R In The Digital Age

Turning Artists Into Brands: A&R In The Digital Age

The traditional music business model was based on selling physical copies of recordings. With the advent of digital technology and a sharp decline in recorded music sales, the focus is shifting slowly but surely into turning artists into brands.2 From an A&R perspective, the goal has become finding artists that have a great following–not artists that just ...

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3 Innovative Revenue Streams For Musicians

3 Innovative Revenue Streams For Musicians

With album sales nowhere near what they used to be (unless your name is Taylor Swift, who probably doesn't frequent indie artist advice columns), and streaming not yet a truly viable source of income for musicians, a lot of artists are looking for new ways to distribute their work that will both reach their fans and result in ...

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4 Productivity Hacks for Musicians (And Everyone Else)

4 Productivity Hacks for Musicians (And Everyone Else)

These days, everybody's looking for ways to be more productive than the day before, and being a musician doesn't get you out of getting work done. Squeezing the most out of every minute has become essential – and exhausting. With so much to do in the realms of recording, gigging, and promoting, and so many distractions (not to ...

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3 Lessons From The Indie Artist Summit

3 Lessons From The Indie Artist Summit

Today, the freedom that indie musicians have to build their own career from the ground up can also be a big barrier. Technology advancements mean that great recordings can be made on a budget, and the internet allows you to distribute your songs on your own and grow your fanbase. However, if you want to be ...

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3 Surprising Music Career Tips You Never Knew You Needed

3 Surprising Music Career Tips You Never Knew You Needed

Everyone knows the music business is tough, and with so much conflicting career advice out there, it's enough to make your head spin! There are, of course, the time-tested words of wisdom that apply no matter which path you embark on, but here are three surprising music career tips that you didn't know you needed.  Guest ...

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Data Is Power For Indie Musicians

Data Is Power For Indie Musicians

With no testing and no feedback during the creation process and in the end, artists spend their entire career hoping people will like their music. Indie artists can up their odds with a bit of strategic data analysis.  Guest Post by Dave Kusek, on The DIY Musician In the music industry, musicians create music in isolation and then release it ...

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6 Lessons Indie Labels & Musicians Have Learned About Streaming Music

6 Lessons Indie Labels & Musicians Have Learned About Streaming Music

With tighter budgets and thinner margins, the loss of revenue as music consumption shifts online is particularly concerning for independent artists and labels. But they're quickly learning to adapt. Organized by UK music trade organization AIM, the recent Music Connected conference brought together record labels, distributors and music marketers.  Here are some key takeaways, as reported by ...

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Reaching Music Industry Influencers The Right Way

Reaching Music Industry Influencers The Right Way

In today’s ultra-crowded and competitive marketplace, artists should use every tool they have to reach out to the influencers who can help their careers. Unfortunately, many go about it in the wrong way, coming across as naive and tone-deaf. Are you one of them? Guest Post by Cortney Harding, Director of Media Relations for Muzooka.com This article ...

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5 Types of Artists Good Managers Will Never Work With

5 Types of Artists Good Managers Will Never Work With

As a music business consultant, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from up-and-coming artists is, "Where do I find a manager?" And every single time, I tell them, “You don’t find a manager, a manager finds you."  Guest Post by Christine Occhino on Sonicbids Blog People tend to not like this answer, but it's the truth. Managers ...


 

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