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Everything I Know About Digital Entrepreneurship, I Learned from YouTube

Everything I Know About Digital Entrepreneurship, I Learned from YouTube

Here Peter Hollens outlines how YouTube can work as the perfect combination business school and incubator for the eager digital entrepreneur, as it allows artists to learn how to foster a community of fans while simultaneously allowing them the develop vital business skills. Guest post by YouTube artist and entrepreneur Peter Hollens  Everything I needed to know ...

How To Build A Spotify Playlist That Appears In A Search

How To Build A Spotify Playlist That Appears In A Search

If you're hoping to get your song on a major Spotify playlist, it's important to first cut your teeth on lower-level playlists, until eventually Spotify's algorithm picks up on what's going on down below and elevates your song to the top. One good way of doing this is to build your own playlists. Guest post by ...

Twitter For Events & Concerts: What You Need to Know

Twitter For Events & Concerts: What You Need to Know

The world of social media is tumultuous and ever-changing, and nowhere is this more true than on Twitter. This means that if you're planning on promoting an event on the social media platform, your marketing strategy needs to be able to evolve, and quickly. Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Social media moves fast, but nowhere ...

Tips For Creating Great Music Promo Items In The Music Business

Tips For Creating Great Music Promo Items In The Music Business

While marketing merch may not be most musician's favorite part of the business, it remains a critical aspect. Here we review some tips on how to create promotional items that will market the band independently. Guest post by Emma Miller True fans love to have and collect items with an imprint of their favorite band. It’s ...

Guide To Independent Radio Promotion: Why It Still Matters

Guide To Independent Radio Promotion: Why It Still Matters

The term radio has transcended the idea of terrestrial broadcast, and is now representative of connection through curation. That said, it remains an invaluable marketing tool, perhaps more now than ever before. Guest Post by D. Grant Smith on Soundfly's Flypaper What we mean when we talk about “radio” these days is so much more than ...

The Musician’s Guide To SoundCloud: Part 3

The Musician’s Guide To SoundCloud: Part 3

Welcome to the third and final installment of our Musician’s Guide to SoundCloud! Now that you have your brand-spankin’-new page all set up, it’s time to begin building a following.  This is crucial if you want to garner music publicity in the future as a page with no plays or following will not be appealing to ...

Spotify, Playlists and Profitability: On Playing The Long Game

Spotify, Playlists and Profitability: On Playing The Long Game

Lucas Gonze shares his response to Mark Mulligan's piece on why Spotify struggles with profitability, and takes a look at what the streaming service's most logical path forward may be if it hopes to make money down the road. Guest Post by Lucas Gonze on Medium Mark Mulligan asks why Netflix is profitable but not Spotify, ...

The Musicians Guide To SoundCloud: Part 2

The Musicians Guide To SoundCloud: Part 2

We’re back with part two of our “Musicians Guide to SoundCloud!” Today we’ll be tackling the issue of what you need to look for when submitting to playlists or accounts to be reposted on. If you have not read Part 1 (it’s good!) take a peep. While there are countless factors that determine weather or not ...

Why DIY Is The Best Way [Broken Raven's Kevin Clark]

Why DIY Is The Best Way [Broken Raven's Kevin Clark]

Here Kevin Clark of the Scotland-based rock band The Broken Ravens explains how the application of a DIY ethic, coupled with massive amounts of hard work has allowed the band to grow their success overseas in the US.  Guest Post by Kevin Clark on IQ Things changed for The Broken Ravens after our invitation to showcase ...

7 Tips For Tweeting Live Events

7 Tips For Tweeting Live Events

When attending a live event, be it a show or conference, one of the best ways to stay in contact with your fanbase is to live tweet the goings-on. Here we review seven of the best practices for live tweeting any kind of event. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 When it comes to ...


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