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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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Are people still buying CDs?

If you’re a musician about to release an album, I’m sure you’re wondering if you really should still make CDs when fewer and fewer people are buying CDs. For the first time in history, global revenue from music downloads and subscriptions has overtaken sales of physical formats. Digital revenue grew nearly 7 percent to $6.85 […]

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Indie VS Major Record Label: The Major Differences

What truly sets the indie record label apart from the major record label? Here’s a list of differences from money, creative control, to focus. DEFINITION Record label artist: You are signed with the big companies which include: Universal, Sony-BMG, and Warner. Record labels are global in scale and are under the control of a corporate umbrella organization. […]

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Marketing Psychology Basics and How You Can Use Them

If you’re a musician (or any artist), you’re likely not that knowledgable in marketing or marketing psychology- unless that’s your day job. But today, it is a must for artists to do everything on their own including promoting your band page in Social Media, writing newsletters, designing merch…the whole shebang.  Before you do a thousand […]

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Music Publicity: Should You DIY or Hire Company?

You can be the greatest musician ever born but if you don’t have good music publicity, how would the world know? You need a strong force that can help you get your music out there especially today that it’s hard to stand out from the clutter. Here are some of the pros and cons of […]

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Why Musicians Should Use TikTok (Hear us out before you judge!)

Everybody and your grandma knows Tiktok so if you’re in a band, then you know Tiktok is for musicians. “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, said Andy Warhol. Well, let’s make that 15 seconds, Mr. Warhol, all thanks to TIKTOK. If you’re not living under a rock, then I’m sure you […]

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Record Labels: Know the Basic Terms

Do you know what a 360 deal means? What about mechanical royalties? It’s time to know the basic terms record labels use so you won’t look stupid and you won’t make stupid mistakes. This list comes from two great sources- The Unsigned Guide, a great site for DIY musicians with tips and marvelous tools; and Record Label Resource, […]

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Online Music Licensing Resources

Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. It also ensures that the creators of musical works get paid for their work. In layman’s terms it can be viewed as leasing your property out to someone for a fee, based on how and where they intend to use it, and for how long. What’s […]