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 […]

EPIC GUIDE-How to release an album without a record label

You’re an indie artist and wondering how to release an album without a record label? Don’t worry, we got you. In this article, we’ll discuss the steps you have to take to release your album without a record label. I. PUTTING TOGETHER AN ALBUM While there’s no right formula of how you prepare your album […]

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 Album 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 […]

Merch stats that show K-pop is killing it!

Can you hear Christmas bells ringing? The year is about to end but before it does, let us present some stats on this year’s MERCH side of the industry. And the winner for merch sales goes to (drumrolllll)— kpop. And it’s time we talk about it. MERCH SALES BY GENRE The graph above indicates the […]

Cool company swags from big brands

In a world full of business competitors wherever you turn, cool company swags are one of your essential ammunitions. They’re a must if you want your brand to survive in almost any industry. Swags make your customers feel special. A swags make your brand memorable. Swags can make you stand out from the crowd. But […]

Indie Artists who’ve released 7-inch vinyl singles

Before an actual album is released, artists pre-release tracks from their album. Some of them get a bit adventurious and release them on 7-inch vinyl singles. It’s like a test of how much fans would be willing to buy their music in an expensive format. This means that if their 7-inch vinyl records is not […]

Stans are all you need

Have you heard of Stan Twitter? No? Then you better dive into it or you’ll be missing out. You see, It’s where you’ll find and interact with the most enthusiastic, most dedicated fans of just about anything anime stans, music stans, movie stans, you name it! What’s even better is that they are also subdivided […]

Best 2022 Albums Released on Cassettes

Interestingly, the streaming era has resurrected old physical music formats. We’ve seen recent albums released on cassette and more physical formats. Even if digital music still accounts for the bulk of music sales, it cannot be denied that physical formats like vinyl records and cassette tapes are contributing well. For today’s article, we will be […]

Vinyl pressing: DMM versus lacquer cutting

If you’re pressing vinyl records, cutting your master is probably the most crucial (and most expensive!) step, so it’s wise of you to research your vinyl cutting options: DMM vs lacquer. And while in general, we don’t recommend one over the other (it all depends on the particular recording), I’ll give you a rundown on […]

Custom stickers printing: All the different kind of stickers to choose from

Stickers are a great (but ultra cheap) merch to add to any musician’s merch table. So you gotta have custom stickers printing for your next release. They’re a great add-on to the more expensive shirts and tumblers you’ll be offering to your fans. It’s something they can easily buy for their friends (and even to […]