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Are Music Demos Still a Thing?

If you’re a new musician trying to build a career in music, you must wonder if sending music demos still work. The answer is YES! You still need to send demos in 2020 and beyond. Yes, even if there’s an abundance of content and everyone is doing digital, even if you think you can do […]

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15 Ways to Stay Financially Afloat If You’re a Musician

Who says you’re meant to be broke and insecure because you’re pursuing music? Well…almost everybody. That’s why you have to prove them wrong. There are hacks on how you can earn a good income while you’re still making it in music. Here are some of the tried and tested ways you can increase your income […]

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Musician Productivity Hacks That Really Work

Even if you’re the most talented musician there is, you’d still need some musician productivity hacks to get your career rolling. Aside from talent, hard work is what separates successful musicians from those who are still waddling at the bottom. Sure there are many reasons why some musicians are taking too long to achieve their […]

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List of COVID Relief Funds for Musicians

We compiled a list of COVID funds for musicians because we know it’s always tough being a musician but there’s no other time the phrase “It’s tough being a musician right now” is more apt than right now. COVID-19 has shaken our world and this pandemic has put the music industry in a big question […]

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Releasing Music: Physical Album Versus Streaming

Last year, Best Buy decided to stop selling CDs and physical albums partly due to record labels’ increasing reluctance to even issue them. Both choices are symptoms as well as causes of a seemingly inevitable trend: Buying music is now going out of style nearly as fast as streaming music is rising. We kinda know […]

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Music Career Advice: How to Stay Creative

Most of the time, we look for music career advice and techniques on how to improve our chances of success but we forget that what’s more important is how to create really great, inspired music. There will be days when you won’t have a single drop of creativity left in our system. Sometimes, these days […]

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Things To Do Before Sending a Demo CD

Sending a demo CD to a record label for a slim (less than 1% ) chance of getting signed is…well, still worth it. After all, all you have to do is send your kit or email blast to these labels, right? Easy peasy? Kinda, but not really. Let me explain. Record labels get hundreds of […]

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Best of the Best: Our Top Advice Articles for Indie Musicians

We decided to compile the best articles for indie musicians we’ve posted over the years so it’s easy for you to find them. Do check out some of them. You can pick a nugget of wisdom or two on making merch, releasing an album, marketing your music, and more. Happy reading! ON MERCH: Tips From […]

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6 Essential CD Packaging Tips for Every Designer

It’s your first time to design a CD packaging and you thought it’s easy to pull off. After all, you’re too familiar with the CD artworks of your favorite 90s boy bands. How can it be hard, right? Well it can be pretty tough because we don’t want a CD packaging just to contain the discs anymore, […]

Artist Money & Passion

How Artists Can Achieve Balance Between Money & Passion

This has been a perpetual problem of every artist: getting the right balance between money & passion. Do you find that your life is so full of meaning (and you love it that way) but then when the bills arrive, you totally get a head splitting headache because you’re too broke you can’t even buy […]