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Why it’s a must that you wear your merch in your videos

In this wild world of the music industry, artists are not just maestros of sound but are also the savvy captain of their own brand. And what's the hottest accessory right now in this musical marketplace? Merch, of course! And ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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Top ten reasons why lacquer is better than direct metal mastering

‘Tis the age-old vinyl conundrum, yet again, of whether to lacquer cut or to DMM for vinyl mastering. It’s like choosing between a vintage convertible and a sleek electric car. Both have their merits, but only one will make your ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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How to get your Shopify Store set up with youTube

How to get your Shopify store set up with YouTube A few months back, YouTube Partner Program (YPP) introduced the The YouTube Shopping feature. This is a game-changer for artists because it enables you to link your official merch store ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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10 influencer kits that totally rock

Nowadays, with social media blending into marketing strategies, there's this cool thing called influencer kits. They're these awesome packages that brands use to team up with influencers online. WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE ONE?  It gives a more genuine vibe than ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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The right way to market your music in 2024 and beyond

Ever feel like the online world is this never-ending stream of tweets, posts, and viral cat videos?  We get it, it's a digital jungle out there.  Now, imagine your favorite bands trying to be seen in this chaos. Even if ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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Bluray boxsets of the top 10 movies of 2023

The year is almost ending and we’re about to enter the year 2024. So before we say bye-bye to 2023, let’s backtrack and talk about the top 10 movies of this year and their blu-ray box sets. #10. MEG 2: ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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19 Scratch-and-Sniff Albums that made a mark

Want to surprise your fans? Give them scented albums! Scratch-and-sniff albums are a unique and fun way to experience music. By adding the olfactory dimension, artists can create a more immersive and engaging listening experience. Here's a list of 19 ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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15 ways to greatly reduce stress when releasing an album

So, you've finally decided to release an album. Wuhoo! But listen up – getting your album out there isn't just about tossing it into the world. It's more like planning a grand wedding for 1000 people – you need a ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2023 so far

You might have thought "Nah, vinyl's just a fad". We thought the same way, too. That's why we're very much surprised that vinyl is still alive and kicking up to this day. In fact, this year, vinyl sales rose 13.2% ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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Why customer (service) is king

In today's music scene, being a musician isn't just about making great tunes and belting out killer vocals. It's also about something more unexpected: customer service.  Yep, you read that right! And you might be thinking: “That’s just handling orders, ...
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/ Jon Ashford