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Complete Guide To Planning Your Next Tour

Complete Guide To Planning Your Next Tour

Once your band is practiced up and you've got a solid set of songs together, it's time to go on tour. Touring can be a great way to broaden your network and find new fans, plus it gives you and everyone in your band valuable experience, but it is essential to  plan ahead. Guest post by Maryn Mcdonnell Ready to hit the road and show off your music across a planned route, which could be across many countries, cities, or ...

8 Tips To Make Your Email Newsletters Mobile Friendly

8 Tips To Make Your Email Newsletters Mobile Friendly

Whether you're an artist or producers, sending a regular newsletter is the best way to stay in touch with fans, clients, or both. Given that so much of email is now consumed smartphones, we're looking at eight tips to make sure your newsletter is mobile friendly. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Every band, artist, producer and engineer needs to stay in touch with clients and fans, and the best way is with email newsletter. I’ve covered newsletter ...

What Artists Need To Know About Songtrust

What Artists Need To Know About Songtrust

In order to get paid from the mechanical royalties generated by your song's plays, you need to some kind of publishing administrator to collect it for you. In this article, Brian Hazard gives us feedback on his recent experience using Songtrust, one such publishing admin. Guest post by Brian Hazard of Passive Promotion Did you know that each time your song is streamed, it generates a mechanical royalty that is not paid through your distributor? You need a publishing administrator like Songtrust to collect ...

The EPK: An Updated Look

The EPK: An Updated Look

Here W. Tyler Allen revisits the idea of Electronic Press Kit, or EPK, and how recent shifts in the music industry have precipitated the need for artists and managers to update their offerings for the era of social media and streaming. Guest post by W. Tyler Allen of TuneCore [Editor’s Note: This article was written by W. Tyler Allen, and it’s an updated piece from his 2016 “Common Mistakes To Avoid When Building an EPK”.] Every few years a new “trendy concept” ...

Music Marketing Platform Beatchain Adds Distribution

Music Marketing Platform Beatchain Adds Distribution

Music promotion and fan building platform Beatchain has added digital distribution powered by FUGA. The full direct to artist platform will launch in early 2020. FUGA’s platform will allow Beatchain to distribute their users’ content to hundreds of digital services for 100% market reach. Artists can upload unlimited tracks for only $1.99 per month. “Our ultimate vision is to use today’s most advanced technology, along with data and analytics, to give independent artists the ability to manage their entire careers, ...

7 Inspiring Musical Quotes, Why They Resonate

7 Inspiring Musical Quotes, Why They Resonate

While the music industry has undergone a massive transformation over the past decades, music itself remains an incredibly powerful tool capable of sparking intense emotion in the consumer. Here, Ellisa Sun shares seven inspiring musical quotes by artists from the last hundred years, and why they resonate with her so much. Guest post by Ellisa Sun of Soundfly's Flypaper The music business in 2019 has obviously changed immensely from what it was in 1919, but one thing about music hasn’t ...

What It Means To Make It In Music Today: Redefined

What It Means To Make It In Music Today: Redefined

Whether you're working to be a performer or producer, everyone wants to 'make it' in the music business, but as the entertainment landscape shifts along with cultural and technological advancements, what exactly does that success look like? Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Everyone wants to ‘make it’ in music. What does that mean, and how has the definition changed with recent changes in the entertainment industry? “How do I make it in the business?” That is the number one ...

How To Pull In More Money At Your Merch Table

How To Pull In More Money At Your Merch Table

In addition to acting as an important representation of your band, the merch table is also an important source of income for any touring artist, so maximizing your earning potential there is key. Here we look at ten ideas for increasing your take. Guest post by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan of Disc Makers Blog Your merch table, along with the stage, is the place in the music venue representing you and your music. It’s also a key source of ...

Why Discovering Your Genre Is Similar To Establishing A Business Niche

Why Discovering Your Genre Is Similar To Establishing A Business Niche

In this piece, Kayleigh Alexandra explains how the struggle of the modern aspiring musician is, in many ways, similar to the the challenge of the a fledgling business, and how the tactics for carving out a business niche can be employed to help grow your career as an artist. Guest post by Kayleigh Alexandra of MicroSartups.org for TuneCore Life is full of odd little parallels. You’ll notice them out of nowhere, suspect that you’re conjuring connections out of thin air, ...

How To Copyright Your Original Music and Why You Need To

How To Copyright Your Original Music and Why You Need To

As a creator of original music, it is essential that you take the necessary steps to properly protect your work, particularly given what a litigious environment the music industry tends to be. Here we look at the proper channels to follow in order to ensure your compositions are secure. Guest post by Christine Elise Occhino of Soundfly's Flypaper As music creators, one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and our careers is to protect our intellectual property. Every ...