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Friday
Jun012018

Digital Music Distribution To China

Musicinfo advocates independent musicians by connecting them to digital distribution and social media services in China.

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Wednesday
May302018

Brand New Book - How To Succeed With Self-Produced Concerts

For musical artists who are just breaking in, or experienced performers who have been at it a long time, this book is a helpful tool to manage the new era of independent music: This guide will show you how to take control of your ability to find or create new places to play, book venues on your own, be your own agent, manager, promoter and publicist. This means taking control of all aspects of the touring business and having a system in place that will greatly increase your proficiency to make it work.

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Tuesday
May292018

How To Promote Your Demo Online Without A Budget

In 2018, it’s much easier for up-and-coming creative artists to find their way to their audience with zero promotion budget and not being contracted with monopoly labels. Along with streaming services and indie labels, a completely new phenomenon is being introduced into the music industry: a community label named Younk.

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Monday
May282018

Are You Treating Your Production Cost Like A Business Would?

One of the best parts of taking your passion project to the next level and treating it as a business is that you are able to take advantages of the tax write off that goes into running your business. Yet many new entrepreneur-musicians struggle to fully benefit from this. Especially shocking given the equipment that goes into production is one of the largest cost to your business. Write that new mixer off baby!

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Saturday
May262018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Music PR

Friday
May252018

It's Time To Reconsider Our Approach To Music PR

Earlier this year we wrote an article urging unsigned bands to stop wasting their money on radio pluggers. The article might have annoyed a few pluggers but hey! more importantly it resonated with artists who unanimously agreed that their financial outlay was not returned by direct promotional value. In the article we proposed an alternative approach that focused on fans, social media and Spotify.

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Thursday
May242018

Making Sense Of A Song By Richard Strauss Via Botany

Guest post by Erica Ann Sipes. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Yes, you read that correctly. In the course of this one blog post, I am going to attempt to use a brief study in botany to unravel an issue I am having in the accompaniment to a song by Richard Strauss.

Ready?

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Tuesday
May222018

8 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns We’ve Got Our Eyes On And Why

Guest post by Jeremy Young. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

It’s all about the story. Fundraising experts will say this time and time again: “People fund people, not ideas.” In other words, when asking for money, what tends to get through to your audience the most is having a compelling and personal story, and a drive to succeed, not necessarily a great business idea.

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Monday
May212018

5 Steps To Helping Your Band Relocate To A New Rehearsal Venue

Moving your band to a new rehearsal venue may seem overwhelming but it does not have to be. You can take steps to make the move less stressful. The following are some steps you can take to avoid some of the pitfalls of moving.

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Saturday
May192018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: New Era Of Janelle Monáe

Friday
May182018

“Dirty Computer” Ushers In New Era of Janelle Monáe

In the era of Cardi B, Beyoncé, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Tiffany Haddish, and many others, we bask in the glory of Black womxn. No longer are we afraid to show our thick thighs, curvy curls, and infectious attitudes.

And why should we be? Black womxn have been told to sit down and shut up, stand up but stay quiet, and be subservient for far too long. But it never works for long.

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Wednesday
May162018

How To Promote Your Product Or New Project On A Budget

When a product or service promises consumers greater bang for their buck, it’s a powerful motivator. Getting the highest value from spending the least amount of money is what most people want from the products they buy. It’s no different for the marketers themselves. Marketers are always looking for ways to strengthen their return on investment when it comes to promoting a new product or service. Not every business has the promotional resources of Apple or Microsoft, of course, so most businesses won’t be able to use a multimillion-dollar media blitz to advertise a new product or service.

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Tuesday
May152018

How To Keep Yourself Safe And Secure At A Music Festival

With longer summer days comes plenty of music festivals held across the country. Whether you are a lover of alternative, rock, country or Christian rock, there is a fun and vibrant festival calling your name. However, not everything at a festival is fun and games. Instead, you must actively take steps to keep yourself safe and healthy while there. Here are five ways that you can do this while still having plenty of fun.

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Monday
May142018

Top Ways To Promote Your Music That Actually Work In 2018

No matter which field you choose in life, marketing has become an integral part of every field. Whether you cook food, paint or make music marketing is something you should keep yourself updated about. If you’re an up an coming musician, the first thing that you will need is to increase your fan base. You need to make sure that you can woo the hearts of those who take your music to another level.

Here are some marketing  techniques to promote your music in 2018:

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