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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 […]

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 […]

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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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6 Things to Do Before Your Indie Film Premiere

You’re finally done with the post-production of your film and it’s time for your indie film premiere. Time to rejoice and take a looooong break! You deserve it. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you still have to do some film marketing. The best time to market your film is during production, the next best […]

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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. […]

Networking in Music

Networking in Music: 5 Ways You’re Doing It Wrong

There are many friendly and talkative artists who seem like they’re experts at networking but in actuality, they don’t get the results they want.  They seem to be giving too many business cards and they seem to be always busy but there are just no good results. So what are they doing wrong? Here are […]

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5 Ways to Declutter Your Band’s Online Presence

As the internet has grown and expanded over the last decade, it has become much easier for musicians and artists to maximize their online presence. Making a website is so easy and there are just so many media platforms to choose from (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Linkedin, Tumblr, Google Plus, and a thousand […]

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How to Gracefully Handle Criticism About Your Art

Art is for anyone. It’s just not for everyone, says art critic Jerry Saltz. But according to his beautiful essay How to Be an Artist, making art is indeed tough and you have to be able to handle criticism because that’s part of art. Period. He says this in a self-deprecating way as he claimed to […]

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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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Music A&R Reps and How to Approach Them

Whether you want to be signed to a big record label or a more modest but equally awesome indie label, you gotta learn how to approach music A&R reps. These guys have been getting flocks of demo reels and e-mails a day that you really have to know how to sell yourself. Here are some […]