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How Many Fans Do You Need To Make A Living In Music?

How Many Fans Do You Need To Make A Living In Music?

While reaching a point where you can live off the money made from your music and fans is the end goal for many artists, most musicians are forced to work some kind of additional job in order to fund their creative exploits. Here we look at some numbers regarding exactly how many fans an artist really needs ...

3 Stages Of A Successful Music Launch

3 Stages Of A Successful Music Launch

While an artist may have created wonderful music, how they launch it can make or break the success of the material. Here Yann Ilunga discusses what he learned in his conversation with Music Launch Summit founder Steve Paolfreyman about the right way to release new music. Guest Post by Yann Ilunga on The Jazz Spotlight I ...

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke Included In Smithsonian's New NMAAHC Museum And Gives Free Bass Workshop Opening Day

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke Included In Smithsonian's New NMAAHC Museum And Gives Free Bass Workshop Opening Day

The opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) September 24 in Washington DC will be particularly exciting for legendary bassist Stanley Clarke. Not only is one of his Alembic basses and archival photos included in the museum exhibit, but he is participating in the opening festivities, Freedom Sounds: A ...

Time Management: A Musician's Guide

Time Management: A Musician's Guide

In many ways, time is like money, meaning it's important to develop a system through which you manage and budget your time. This can be especially true for artists, so in this piece we look at how musicians can structure their days in such a way as to avoid constantly running out of time. Guest Post ...

5 Critical Things To Add To Your Monthly Email Newsletter

5 Critical Things To Add To Your Monthly Email Newsletter

Social networks are essential for promoting music and shows, but their popularity can rise and fall.  Remember MySpace? There are just two constants in your marketing plan, your web site and your email list. In this post, the smart folks at CyberPR share some musician newsletter essentials. This guest post comes from CyberPRMusic.com Your newsletter is number one thing that ...

10 Tips To Make Your Album Release A Success

10 Tips To Make Your Album Release A Success

While some artists may think that once and album is finished, they kick back and relax, they should actually be taking steps to build fan interest, increasing the likelihood of the album actually selling. Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Many musicians look at the mastering and manufacturing of their CD as a ...

5 Tips For Email List Building

5 Tips For Email List Building

While it takes a good amount of work to populate, building an email list is one of the best things a band or artist can do when it comes to promoting themselves online. Here we look at five tips for growing an email list into a powerful marketing weapon. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Your ...

5 Things To Do When You're Stuck In Your Music Career

5 Things To Do When You're Stuck In Your Music Career

For artists who feel stuck, one of the best solutions can be to reach out to other in the industry and work to build relationships with artists and music business professionals. In this piece we look at five ways artists can get out of a rut through working with others. Guest Post by Steve Palfreyman on ...

Why Indie Artists Should Invest In Vinyl

Why Indie Artists Should Invest In Vinyl

Though making it as an indie artist can certainly be a struggle, merchandise still provides an excellent source of revenue. Here Michael Moore makes a case for why independent artists should take steps to invest in stocking their merch table with vinyl. Guest Post by Michael Moore on Tunecore [Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Michael L. ...

4 Steps For Boosting Your YouTube Channel's Performance

4 Steps For Boosting Your YouTube Channel's Performance

When it comes to increasing the performance and view count of your YouTube channel, ensuring that the content is packaged and organized properly cannot be overlooked. Here we look at four techniques for improving your channel's performance. Guest Post by Mike Baldo on The Daily Rind of The Orchard Metadata and SEO can often seem trivial for busy ...


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