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Guide To Writing A Press Release Music Journalists Will Actually Read

Guide To Writing A Press Release Music Journalists Will Actually Read

In a saturated marketplace like the music industry, writing a press release that anyone will give a second glance is an uphill battle. That said, by including all the key elements and a nice personal touch, you might just be able to get a music journalist to actually read it. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo for ...

Artist's Guide To Securing Partnerships

Artist's Guide To Securing Partnerships

In this piece Angela Mastrogiacomo walks us through the ways in which artists can grow their connections in the music industry, identify opportunities and secure sponsorships/partnerships in order to grow their brand. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from the TuneCore blog How many times have you thought “if only I could secure that sponsorship, it would ...

All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

For musicians, diversity of income is key, and you should pulling in revenue from a variety of sources, but some artists aren't even aware what all these sources are, much less how to actually cash in on them. By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician blog As a musician, you should be collecting money ...

Importance Of Putting Out A Single First, Even In 2019

Importance Of Putting Out A Single First, Even In 2019

In this piece, Chris Robley explains why it's essential for new artists getting their start in the industry to release a standalone single before diving headfirst into dropping a full album or event EP. By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician blog If you’ve never released music before, you have to start with a ...

How To Geo-Target Your Mailchimp Emails Automatically

How To Geo-Target Your Mailchimp Emails Automatically

Email lists are an essential marketing resource for artists but keeping them in tip top organizational shape can be next to impossible. That said, segmenting your email list based on geolocation is still something you can make happen, and doing so can do wonders for your open rates. Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician ...

UCLA Law School Offers Music Community Free Legal Advice

UCLA Law School Offers Music Community Free Legal Advice

UCLA's  Music Industry Clinic (MIC) is offering free legal services for qualifying musicians and other members of the music industry. MIC provides UCLA Law students with the opportunity to represent clients in real-life music transactional matters under the supervision of experienced music attorneys. MIC launched in the Spring 2018 semester, and after receiving an overwhelmingly positive ...

Why I Ditched Music Streaming Services (For Now) And Bought A 1-800 Number

Why I Ditched Music Streaming Services (For Now) And Bought A 1-800 Number

Here one innovative music biz self-starter explains how successfully he eschewed traditional streaming service in favor of an incredibly old-school marketing tactic using, drum roll, the telephone. Guest post from The One 800s A lot of you must be wondering, Why the hell is Josh trying to get me to call a 1-800 number? Or you’re not wondering ...

Event Marketing Will Change In 2019: Here's How

Event Marketing Will Change In 2019: Here's How

As 2019 gets underway, the public's appetite for live events shows no signs of waning. While this is great news for your next show or festival, a thriving live economy means it's more important than ever to make your event stand out. Here we look at some key strategies that will help you come out on ...

5 Tips For Preparing To Release New Music [Podcast]

5 Tips For Preparing To Release New Music [Podcast]

In this new episode of the Music Biz Weekly Podcast,  Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss an article that Jay wrote for Soultracks.com, 5 Basic Tips: Preparing to Release New Music. “Let’s assume that you’ve recorded great music. Pick a focus track. Ask people you trust which song it should be. You’re no longer competing against ...