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% in the first nine months. As we approach the end of 2023, it is worth […]

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, easy peasy.” Well, yeah, you’re right. But the last bit? Not so much. As someone […]

17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

Ho ho ho! Christmas is just around the corner. It’s already that time of year where people all around the world are thinking of gifts. Two of the top items on their list would unquestionably be hoodies and sweatshirts. They definitely deserved their spots too because they’re not just cozy and warm, they’re stylish as […]

VIP Tour Box Sets of Taylor Swift and 10 other musicians (they’re all incredibly insane!)

Now that we’re back to artists physically touring the world, VIP tour box sets and merch bags are returning too. To help out new musicians planning their own tours and releasing VIP merch, here’s a list of them that you can get inspiration from. First one’s Taylor Swift’s, of course, the mother of high quality […]

10 Essential tips for pre-selling your vinyl

Pre-selling your vinyl album is an art form in itself—a dance between generating excitement and managing the logistics of production. It involves careful planning, smart marketing, and a deep understanding of your audience. So how do you do it right? These ten essential tips will guide you through the intricacies of setting up your vinyl […]

10 ways to add more buzz to your album release

Recording an album is daunting. But you have to take your vitamins and gather more energy because it’s just the beginning! After that comes mastering, manufacturing, and last but not the least—marketing and promotion. Marketing is definitely a must and you should have started it months before recording. You see, even if you release the […]

16 winter merch items that sell like hot cakes

Want to sell more merch this winter? Make sure you match the right items for the season. In this article, I’ll be presenting to you 16 different merch ideas you can choose to include in your music release. #1. UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATSHIRT If we’re talking about band merch ideas for the holidays, sweatshirts would be […]

10 smart ways to analyze your fans

If you’ve read our previous article on getting to really know your fans, we’ve quickly talked about the benefits of utilizing analytic tools. Now, we’ve got you a whole article dedicated to it. So aside from talking and interacting with your fans, you can also try using quantitative data from different analytical tools. You might […]

Zines: Albums released in CD+Magazines combo

Album releases in CD+Magazine combos have been around for several years. This release is known as the “Zine Version” of an album release. This usually comes with a zine book with tons of pictures, sometimes it also has the songs’ lyrics as well as some words from the artist. This CD combo may have been […]