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Video Game Music: An Art And Business In Its Own Right

Video Game Music: An Art And Business In Its Own Right

While musicians have been cozy with the video game industry for some time as another supplementary source of revenue, but some indicators suggest that game music could be growing into an entire business all its own. Guest post by Cherie Hu of Forbes Musicians have been drawing inspiration from video games for decades—whether as a simple ...

Add A Booking Section On Your Music Website

Add A Booking Section On Your Music Website

When it comes to landing gigs for you band, it's essential to have a booking section on your website that provides any potentially interested promoter with answers to all their booking inquiries, from basic info to average crowd size. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 One of the things that’s vital to getting your ...

How Free Music Giveaways Make Money Over Time

How Free Music Giveaways Make Money Over Time

Given everything that the music industry's been through, it's understandable that the word “free" can often evoke a negative reaction when dropped in music business circles. That said, however, judiciously applied giveaways can yield decidedly positive results in the long run. Guest post by Ben from Subreel To some musicians, “free” is a curse word. It’s ...

How Musicians Can Survive The Facebook Apocalypse And Thrive In 2018

How Musicians Can Survive The Facebook Apocalypse And Thrive In 2018

For artists who had worked tirelessly to cultivate a following on Facebook, the blowing up the popular social network's algorithm has industry marketers spooked. Here we look at how musicians can continue to maintain a successful Facebook strategy. Guest post by Amber Horsburgh, SVP Strategy at Downtown Records on Medium On Thursday Jan, 11th 2018, Mark Zuckerberg announced a ...

How To Find A Music Career Mentor

How To Find A Music Career Mentor

Trying to make it on your own in the music industry can often lead to isolation and burnout, neither of which is particularly beneficial to your career. Here we look at how to find a mentor who can share their wisdom and help you make the right decisions for achieving maximum success. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of ...

10 Important Question To Ask BEFORE Hiring A Music PR Agency

10 Important Question To Ask BEFORE Hiring A Music PR Agency

While bands or artists may be inclined to jump ahead to hiring a PR company in hopes of having their career made, they are often disappointed by the results. Here we look at ten essential questions to ask yourself before making the decision to have a PR agency take you on. Guest post by Maddy Raven of ...

Musician's Guide To Facebook Live

Musician's Guide To Facebook Live

Facebook Live has become an excellent way for artists to connect with fans via impromptu video sessions. Here Chris Robley details how artists can take their Facebook Live presence up a notch, with minimal tools tools needed. Re-post from CD Baby's DIY Musician blog, by Chris Robley  Here’s the thing about Facebook Live: you can go live with nothing more ...

Tech, Data, Music and Unintended Consequences

Tech, Data, Music and Unintended Consequences

In this piece, Bim Ditson looks at the collision of the life a musician with the harsh realities of capitalism, the consolidation of power online, and the dangers of life on the road. Guest post by Bim Ditson from CASH Music I was asked to write about the consolidation of power online. After a number of ...

YouTube Launches Official Artist Channels

YouTube Launches Official Artist Channels

For a long time official artist channels were found only on label-owned Vevo, but all that is about to change, much to the delight of Google-owned YouTube, which will now allows artists to upgrade their channels to “official" artist channels. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Up until now, official artists video channels were ...