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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. […]

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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 […]

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Music Career Tips if You Want to Level Up

If you want a music career that’s more than just weekend gigs at your local bar, then you gotta do the hustle and really treat this as your life’s calling. The brilliant rapper Kellee Maize wrote a list of tips on Huffington Post on how she “made it” in music. Here are the most important points from […]

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Branding Yourself as a Filmmaker

Filmmaking is not all about art. If you want to be a prolific filmmaker, you need to know how to pitch well, network, and you definitely must have a personal brand. It’s all about who you are and what you want to be known for. It refers to the way other people see you. A […]