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How Musicians Can Benefit From Creating Mobile Apps

How Musicians Can Benefit From Creating Mobile Apps

Encouraging industry creatives to embrace change and adapt to new technologies, Andrew Gazdecki here outlines several different ways in which mobile apps are changing things, and how artists can benefit from them. Guest Post by Andrew Gazdecki The music industry was transformed when the internet brought everyone online, and that transformation is still ongoing. There might be ...

MUST READ: Well-Being In The Music Industry

MUST READ: Well-Being In The Music Industry

In this follow-up to David Emery's must read post How To Survive The Music Industry In 2017. MD and music industry veteran Darren Hemmings looks at the impact that a life in the music business can have on a person's mental health; and why music companies must do more about it. Guest post by Darren Hemmings MD, Motive Unknown ...

Why Getting Signed To A Label Shouldn't Be Your Goal

Why Getting Signed To A Label Shouldn't Be Your Goal

Although many artists have shifted their focusing into making it on their own in the digital music space, a remarkable number of artists remain focused on the classic (and somewhat antiquated) goal of getting signed. Guest Post by Sunny Stuart Winter  One of the joys of being involved in the Music Industry is talking music careers ...

The Many Ways Of Accepting Payment For Your Music and Merch [HOW TO]

The Many Ways Of Accepting Payment For Your Music and Merch [HOW TO]

For DIY artists looking to monetize their creations, either through music, merch, or something else altogether, there are now more ways than ever to make it fast and easy to sell to your fans with just a single click. Here we walk through the many ways of making it happen. Guest post by Glenn Fleishman from Cash ...

YouTube Launches “Super Chat” To Help Musicians Make Money From Live Streams, But Discontinues "Fan Funding"

YouTube Launches “Super Chat” To Help Musicians Make Money From Live Streams, But Discontinues "Fan Funding"

YouTube today launched “Super Chat," a new way for musicians and other creators to earn money. With Patreon, Vimeo and others fighting to attract top YouTubers, finding ways to rewarded them financially has become a top priority. But alongside today's launch, YouTube discontinued another fan funding feature. Google's YouTube today launched SuperChat, a new tool that helps ...

Artist vs. Songs: Building An Identity In The Streaming Era (Part II)

Artist vs. Songs: Building An Identity In The Streaming Era (Part II)

Here Nick Susi further explores the impact which streaming culture will have on creators, managers, and others involved in the music business, particularly as the lowered barrier of entry has increased the volume of songs and artists crowding the industry. Guest post by Nick Susi, creative strategist in music & media on Rethink Music (This is ...

Your Marketing Resolutions For 2017: COLLECT

Your Marketing Resolutions For 2017: COLLECT

Here the FanBridge Team offers some advice on how to start off 2017 right by improving your mailing list by collecting more email subscribers and increasing the number of active fans regularly receiving your emails. Guest Post by Team FanBridge It’s a new year! Which certainly means one thing: new fans. Kick off 2017 right by improving ...

How To Release An Album – The Definitive Checklist

How To Release An Album – The Definitive Checklist

For almost any musician, releasing new music is essential to maintaining a career in music, but doing so correctly is important to said release being a success, and neglecting key administrative steps diminish the potential success of any release. This is a guest post from Nick Rubright, the founder and CEO of Dozmia. Releasing new music is an ...

Artist vs. Songs: Building An Identity In The Streaming Era

Artist vs. Songs: Building An Identity In The Streaming Era

As 2016 drew to a close, much of the industry animosity targeted at streaming seems to have been replaced with a largely favorable outlook. Here Nick Susi examines the state streaming today and what its long-term impact might be. Guest Post by Nick Susi, creative strategist in music & media on Rethink Music Entering 2017, a popular ...

Booking A Tour? Why Not Book Two?

Booking A Tour? Why Not Book Two?

Booking a DIY tour can be a painful and arduous task, but is a necessary one. Here Jeremy Young explains why, when doing so, it can actually be beneficial to go ahead and organize two at the same time. Guest Post by Jeremy Young on Soundfly's Flypaper For most independent artists out there, or any artists ...


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