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The Musician's Delicate Balance: Unbridled Self-Expression vs. Listener Alienation

The Musician's Delicate Balance: Unbridled Self-Expression vs. Listener Alienation

The motivation behind creating music varies wildly from artist to artist, with some doing so in hopes of fame and fortune, and others just because they feel like it. Here we look at how to strike the delicate balance between making music based solely on your own self-interest, and desperately trying to make music the world ...

5 Ways To Get Music Discovered In The New Digital Age

5 Ways To Get Music Discovered In The New Digital Age

While the ways in which people discover music have changed dramatically in many ways, some avenues remain the same. Here we offer advice to artists on how to get their music discovered in the digital age by consulting with industry experts on where they go to find new music. Guest post by Jeremy Young of Soundfly's ...

5 Small Business Tips For Music Industry Pros

5 Small Business Tips For Music Industry Pros

Small businesses make the music industry go round, and whether you're a record label, marketing agency, or management company, we here offer five essential tips for achieving success as a small music business in 2018. Guest post by Jeanette Keats of Symphonic Distribution and the Symphonic Blog Small businesses keep the music industry running. If you ...

Not Ready For A Music Manager? Try An Accountability Team

Not Ready For A Music Manager? Try An Accountability Team

While you may not yet be ready to employ a full-time music manager, that doesn't mean that, as a DIY artist, you need to totally go it alone. In fact, there are a number of ways you can expand your team and advance your career without having to fully invest in a manager. Here we look ...

Choosing The Best Font For Your Musical Brand

Choosing The Best Font For Your Musical Brand

Becoming a successful artist will, on some level, always necessitate a certain amount of branding, and a huge part of your visual identity comes from the font you choose. In this piece we look at how to determine which will work the best for you. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Everyone in the ...

How To Think, Act Like A Successful Music Entrepreneur

How To Think, Act Like A Successful Music Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur of any kind is hard work, and requires a certain set of skills to do well. Here we look at the top seven qualities of a successful musical entrepreneur, and how you can further develop any of the skill should you struggle with them. Guest post by Bree Noble of Soundfly's Flypaper One ...

Running Out Of Things To Say? Idea For Musicians To Write About Online

Running Out Of Things To Say? Idea For Musicians To Write About Online

While communicating with fans is important, simply posting for the sake of posting doesn't make a lot of strategic sense, and since everything you write online is on some level of form of marketing and establishing your brand, it's important to take some time to think about what you post. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of ...

How A Growth, Confidence Mindset Can Alter Your Career In Music

How A Growth, Confidence Mindset Can Alter Your Career In Music

D. Grant Smith digs into how transforming your mindset to one focused on growth and confidence can effectively reshape your career in music for the better. Guest post by D. Grant Smith of Soundfly's Flypaper It’s all in your mind: your success, your growth, your opportunities, your pathway forward. Sure, there’s work involved too. There are ...

5 Tips For Crafting A Captivating Newsletter

5 Tips For Crafting A Captivating Newsletter

Capturing (let alone keeping) the attention of your followers on social media has become and increasingly difficult task, particularly if you're unable to shell out the necessary cash in order to boost your posts. Luckily, the newsletter remains as reliable standby. Here we look at five ways to create the most engaging newsletter possible. Guest post ...

Email Is More Important Than Social Channels

Email Is More Important Than Social Channels

While it can be tempting to throw in your all with every shiny new social media platform that comes along, the stability and longevity of these platforms is notoriously unreliable, making a solid email marketing strategy with a good website to back it up the better way to go. Guest post by Jeremy Young of Soundfly's ...