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Do You Really Need A Publicist, Or Just A Little Research?

Do You Really Need A Publicist, Or Just A Little Research?

While many up-and-coming bands may believe that having a publicist is the key to their dreams of fame and fortune, the reality of the situation is rather different. Here we look three critical questions to ask yourself when considering if hiring a publicist is the right choice for your band. Guest post by Rich Nardo of ...

SEO Checklist For Musicians

SEO Checklist For Musicians

Figuring out how to begin optimizing your band's presence within search engines can be a complicated and confusing process. This article makes it easier by breaking down the steps into a comprehensive and easily accessible checklist. In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Wes Walls offers up a complete checklist for bands and musicians looking to optimize ...

10 Fundamentals For Succeeding In Today’s Music Industry

10 Fundamentals For Succeeding In Today’s Music Industry

With the emergence of new technology, much has changed in the music business over the past few years. Here we look at ten fundamentals of business that any musician or producer must understand in order to find success in the modern music industry. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 So much has changed in ...

7 Tips For Musicians Prepping For Media Interviews

7 Tips For Musicians Prepping For Media Interviews

As an artist, media interviews provide an excellent means of informing the public about you and your music, but the prospect of an interview can be an intimidating one, particularly for those unused to such things. Here we look at seven tips for keeping cool and nailing your next interview. Guest post from Wysidio Media interviews ...

7 Tips For Maximizing Your Crowdfunding Success

7 Tips For Maximizing Your Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding campaigns that massively surpass their goals are impressive, and something any artist running such a campaign strives for, but achieving this kind of success is no easy task. These seven tips help you build a foundation for success, and make the most of your crowdfunding campaign while it's still running. Guest post by Jhoni Jackson ...

A Guide To Promoting Your Music On Pandora

A Guide To Promoting Your Music On Pandora

This year Pandora released several useful new marketing tools for use by artists, allowing them to create personalized audio messages, and make discovery by consumers easier, but the information on how to use these tools can be overwhelming to some users, with the result that we've put together this helpful guide. Guest post by Astra Dunbar ...

Finding & Maintaining Your Creative Hustle: Lessons From Gregg Allman

Finding & Maintaining Your Creative Hustle: Lessons From Gregg Allman

In a hard look at creative motivation, David Deal looks at the creation and inspiration through the lens of famous artist Gregg Allman, a master of the 'creative hustle' and how his philosophy can be applied by those seeking success in the music industry today. Guest post by David Deal of Superhype When an idea comes ...

A "Must Use" Tool To Market Your Music and Tours [The Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

A "Must Use" Tool To Market Your Music and Tours [The Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

Gogi from Gupta Media visits the Music Biz Weekly Podcast to talk about smartURL 2.0. You'll get the lowdown on the new Pivot smartURL and how it quickly builds a music landing page for you. Gogi also shares info on Events smartURL for marketing live shows. The Pivot smartURL creates a landing page where all users ...

Why Artists Shouldn't Trust Their Online Presence To Social Networks

Why Artists Shouldn't Trust Their Online Presence To Social Networks

While many artists are content to let their Facebook or Tumblr represent them online, doing so carries with it certain risks. In this excerpt from his book, Bobby Owsinski looks at why musicians should avoid limiting the scope of their online presence to social networks. Guest post by Bobby Oswinski on Music 3.0 Many artists are ...

Why You Should Incorporate Playlists Into Your Social Media Strategy

Why You Should Incorporate Playlists Into Your Social Media Strategy

When it comes to marketing and promotional strategies, artists tend to focus on how they can get their music on other people's playlists. This article looks at approaching it from the other end, with artists themselves acting the curator. Guest post by Bas Grasmayer of Music Tech Policy The emphasis of playlist strategy is usually placed ...


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