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Friday
Jun232017

Being A Star - Between Diva Behavior And Imposter Syndrome

For people, being a star means that you are in the spotlights, that others notice you, that you are famous. We admire you, you inspire us. All the admiration does something to you and your ego. Your ego is blown up big way! Like a balloon. That’s how people with an imposter syndrome experience it. They still feel the same as they were before they became famous. They are anxious all the time, anxious that others might call them a fraud, that others deflate the balloon. The other side of the medal is, when you think that you have a right to all privileges that you get because of your fame. Often you don’t even know the name of the people surrounding you. You don’t seem to care, as long as they put you in the center of all attention. In psychology they call it ‘diva-behavior’.

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Thursday
Jun222017

3 Keys To Breaking Into The Industry As A Broadway Musician

 Fairbanks violinist Caitlin Warbelow wanted to grow up to be a scientist. Instead, she’s performing on Broadway in Tony-nominated “Come From Away,” a true story about the September 11 attacks. Warbelow earned degrees in violin performance, anthropology, cartography and urban planning before stumbling into success, which she says came to her unexpectedly. She was trying to make it as a musician in New York City when the opportunity came her way.

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Thursday
Jun222017

Why Your Home Recording Sucks (And How to Fix It)

Recording at home is a viable option for musicians now. Whether you just want to throw together a quick demo or you want to record a whole album from your garage, you can get a relatively affordable setup and set up something resembling a makeshift studio at home. Just because you are a musician or singer doesn’t mean that you are an audio engineer, and there are many reasons your recording probably sucks.

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Wednesday
Jun212017

4 Reasons Why You Should Focus On Small Music Blogs…Not Big Ones [Sonicbids]

Everyone wants major press placements. I get it. There’s a lot of clout that comes with a feature on Alternative Press, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, etc. However, in their quest to shoot straight to the top, emerging bands are missing a vital component to career growth: small, indie blogs.

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Tuesday
Jun202017

Everything You Need To Know About Getting Paid In The Music Industry

The music industry relies on royalties as a form of payment from licensed copyrighted songs and recordings. However, recording artists earn their royalties on the sale of their music while songwriters earn them mainly on public performances.

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Saturday
Jun172017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Getting Verified

Friday
Jun162017

Tips For Getting Verified On Shazam And Accessing Analytics

Join Shazam’s community of artists on the blue carpet! Getting verified on this platform is simple and can help you to connect with more fans. Shazam is the place where the world discovers music…and often where artists can engage with fans long before other social networks. Join the likes of Armin van Buren, Major Lazer, and more!

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Wednesday
Jun142017

Responsible Rock N Roll: 4 Tips For Your First Concert

Going to a rock concert can be one of the craziest experiences of your life. You’ll just need to make sure that it’s the good kind of crazy. If you’re headed to your first live rock’n’roll experience, here are a few tips for maximizing the fun and minimizing the drama.

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Tuesday
Jun132017

What Unsigned Bands Can Learn From Disney

Last weekend, I was speaking to a music manager who was bemoaning his band’s lack of new music. “We have no new story” he said. The band in question have 19 tracks on Spotify and a host of video content. If got me thinking, what can we learn from Disney?

Disney understands that a good story is always a good story. They also understand that once they have a good story, they have an endless new audience for that story. Disney marketeers ensure each new generation is exposed to the story by allowing them to see it in the format of the day.

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Monday
Jun122017

Judging An Album By Its Cover

“I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but I’ve found you can judge an album by its cover.”

My friend recently said this to me and while I kind of hate to admit it, I also have found a positive correlation between good music and aesthetically pleasing packaging. If nobody’s heard your music before, the artwork may be the difference between skipping over it or checking it out - especially in the digital age where there’s so much music available for free. Here are some tips I drafted up for creating and choosing the correct album art.

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Monday
Jun122017

Complete SEO Checklist For Musicians

This post was written by Wes Walls and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

It’s not easy figuring out how to start optimizing your band’s presence in search engines. So we took all of our SEO advice and broke it down into one handy checklist.

For details on how to do each of the things on the list, you can refer to our “Complete Guide to SEO for Musicians“ eBook.

Without further ado, here’s your checklist for optimizing your band for SEO:

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Saturday
Jun102017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Get You First Sync Placement

Thursday
Jun082017

High Note: How Musicians Can Be Responsible At Concerts And After Parties

Concerts and after-parties are part of the experience of being in a band and performing for live audiences. The experience could be overwhelming, and the social pressure might cause you to do things that are not healthy or safe. Consider these four ways in which you can take responsibility for your behavior at concerts and parties.

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Tuesday
Jun062017

How To Get Your First Sync Placement: Live Webinar With Cathy Heller And Lisa Occhino

Want to learn the secrets of a DIY songwriter who figured out how to earn six figures each year licensing her music for TV and film?

The early stages of your songwriting career can be both exciting and frustrating: you’re sitting on dozens of songs with lots of promise, but you have no idea what the next steps are to actually start earning money with those songs.

In this webinar on June 11 hosted by SongwriterLink founder Lisa Occhino, special guest Cathy Heller will share tried-and-true tips, advice, and action steps to start licensing your music and turn your passion into your career.

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