Posted on 12 Sep 2023

Collaboration with Peers and Other Musicians/Creatives on Social Media to Identify and Build Your Core Fans

As a musician or creative, you know that building a strong fan base is essential to your success. But how do you go about doing that? One of the best ways is to collaborate with other musicians and creatives on social media. How Collaboration Can Help You Identify and Build Your Core Fans Collaboration can […]

Posted on 07 Sep 2023

The Future of Music: What Musicians Are Saying

The music industry is constantly evolving, and musicians are always looking ahead to the future. In this blog post, we will explore what some musicians are saying about the future of music and how technology is shaping its evolution. What Musicians Are Saying In a recent interview, Guy Berryman, bassist of Coldplay, said that he […]

Posted on 05 Sep 2023

Technology and Music: The Future of Creation and Sharing

Technology has always played a role in music, from the invention of the printing press to the development of the digital recording studio. In recent years, technology has become increasingly sophisticated, and musicians are exploring new ways to use it to create and share their music. One of the most exciting developments in music technology […]

Posted on 31 Aug 2023

Mental Health in the Music Industry: How Musicians Can Cope and Thrive

The music industry is a demanding and often stressful environment. Long hours, travel, and the pressure to succeed can take a toll on mental health. As a result, musicians are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. However, there are things that musicians can do to […]

Posted on 29 Aug 2023

The Future of Music: How Streaming Services Are Changing Everything

How Streaming Services Are Changing the Music Industry The music industry has been through a lot of changes in the past few decades, but none have been as significant as the rise of streaming services. Streaming services have made it easier than ever for people to listen to music, and they have also had a […]

Posted on 09 Aug 2023

5 Key Techniques for Mixing Music for a Release

Mixing music is the process of combining multiple audio tracks into a single, cohesive sound. It is an essential part of the music production process, and it can make or break the overall quality of a song. If you’re looking to mix your music for a release, here are five key techniques you need to […]

Posted on 27 Jul 2023

Tips for Setting Up a Home Recording Studio on a Budget

Creating music or audio content from the comfort of your own home is a dream for many aspiring musicians, podcasters, and voice-over artists. However, the perception of setting up a home recording studio often comes with a hefty price tag, making it seem like an unattainable goal for those on a budget. But fear not! […]

Posted on 20 Jul 2023

Collaboration in Music: How to Work Effectively with Other Musicians and Creatives

Music is a universal language that has the power to connect people across cultures and boundaries. Throughout history, we have witnessed the magic that can happen when musicians and creatives come together to create musical masterpieces. Collaboration in music is more than just a mere coming together of individuals; it is a collective effort that […]

Posted on 18 Jul 2023

Navigating the Music Industry: How to Network and Connect with Industry Professionals

The music industry is a dynamic and competitive field, and establishing meaningful connections with industry professionals can significantly impact your success as a musician or music professional. In an age where networking has become an essential skill for career advancement, it’s crucial to understand how to navigate the music industry’s intricate web of relationships. In […]

Posted on 13 Jul 2023

How to Tour Like a Pro: Tips and Tricks for Surviving Life on the Road

Touring can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience for musicians and performers, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. From organizing logistics to managing the technical aspects of live shows, touring requires careful planning and execution. In this blog post, we will explore valuable insights from experts in the music industry, citing […]

Posted on 11 Jul 2023

How to Build a Fanbase: Creating a Strong and Loyal Following

Building a strong and loyal fanbase is essential for musicians looking to succeed in the modern music industry. In an era of fierce competition and easy access to music, artists must employ strategic approaches to stand out and connect with their target audience. This blog post will delve into three influential books on the subject: […]

Posted on 06 Jun 2023

Mental Health for Musicians: Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

The world of music is often perceived as glamorous and exciting, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges and pressures. Musicians are susceptible to stress, anxiety, and burnout due to the demanding nature of their careers. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of mental health for musicians and discuss […]

Posted on 01 Jun 2023

Music Production 101: Techniques and Tools for Creating Professional-Sounding Recordings

Unlocking the secrets of music production, mastering the art of techniques, and utilizing the right tools are essential steps toward creating captivating and professional-sounding recordings. Whether you’re a beginner diving into the world of music production or an experienced producer looking to refine your skills, understanding the core principles and leveraging expert insights can elevate […]

Posted on 30 May 2023

The Business of Music: Understanding Contracts, Royalties, and Revenue Streams

In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of music, understanding the intricacies of contracts, royalties, and revenue streams is essential for aspiring musicians and industry professionals alike. These elements form the backbone of the music business, shaping the financial landscape and determining the success of artists and their ventures. In this blog post, we will delve […]

Posted on 25 May 2023

Music Promotion 101: How to Get Your Music Heard by More People

The music industry is more accessible than ever before. Artists can create and share their music with a global audience, allowing for unprecedented opportunities for exposure and success. However, with so much competition, it’s crucial for musicians to understand the fundamentals of music promotion to ensure their work reaches the right ears. In this blog […]

Posted on 23 May 2023

How to Build a Strong Brand as a Musician: Strategies for Marketing Yourself

In today’s competitive music industry, having exceptional talent is just one piece of the puzzle. To truly succeed, musicians must also understand the importance of building a strong brand and effectively marketing themselves. This blog post will explore key strategies for musicians to create a powerful brand identity and promote themselves in a crowded marketplace. […]

Posted on 04 May 2023

Navigating the Music Industry: How to Network and Connect with Industry Professionals

  Networking plays a vital role in the music industry. It is through connections and relationships that opportunities arise, collaborations form, and careers can flourish. However, for many musicians, the thought of networking can be intimidating. Fortunately, there are strategies and techniques that can help you navigate the music industry’s networking landscape with confidence and […]

Posted on 20 Apr 2023

The Art of Songwriting: Tips and Techniques to Improve Your Skills

Songwriting is a beautiful and complex art form. It is the process of creating music and lyrics that can communicate emotions, ideas, and stories to an audience. It is a way to express oneself and connect with others. However, it is not an easy task to write a great song. It takes a lot of […]

Posted on 22 Mar 2023

The Mastermind Behind the Music: The Vital Role of Music Producers in Creating Hit Songs

In the world of music production, there are few people who are more important to the success of an artist than the music producer. These professionals are responsible for a wide range of tasks, from helping to craft the overall sound of a recording to providing guidance and support to the artists they work with. […]

Posted on 10 Mar 2023

Cracking the Spotify Algorithm: A Guide to Landing on Discover Weekly and Release Radar (2023 Update)

Have you ever stopped to ponder the intricacies of your Discover Weekly or Release Radar playlists on Spotify? It’s no small wonder that these personalized mixes are a musical lifeline for so many. But did you know that they’re also a key player in the game of getting your music heard by a fresh audience? […]

Posted on 07 Mar 2023

Unlocking the Power of Visual Media: A Guide to Music Synchronization Licensing for Artists

Music is an integral part of many different types of media, from movies and TV shows to video games and commercials. If you’re a musician or composer looking to license your music for use in one of these contexts, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with something called a music synchronization license. What is a music […]

Posted on 03 Mar 2023

The Power Behind the Artist: 14 Key People Every Musician Needs on Their Team!

Being an artist is not just about creating music. It also involves a lot of business-related tasks, such as negotiating deals, managing finances, promoting oneself, and organizing tours. To make an artist’s career successful, they need a team of people who can help them with these tasks. In this blog post, we will discuss the […]

Posted on 01 Mar 2023

The Power of Spotify’s Algorithm: How to Get Featured on Release Radar and Algorithmic Playlists

Are you an aspiring musician looking to gain more exposure on Spotify? With over 345 million monthly active users and 70 million tracks, it can be challenging to get your music heard on the platform. However, with the power of Spotify’s algorithm, you can increase your chances of getting featured on algorithmic playlists like Release […]

Posted on 24 Feb 2023

SoundExchange: Everything You Need to Know as an Independent Artist

For independent musicians, the world of music royalties can be confusing and overwhelming. There are several organizations that manage and distribute royalties, and each has its own rules and requirements. One of the most important organizations for independent artists to know about is SoundExchange. In this blog post, we’ll explain who SoundExchange is, what they […]

Posted on 23 Feb 2023

Will Spotify try to copy TikTok verticals scroll feature?

According to Bloomberg, Spotify is set to introduce some significant changes at the Stream On event in Los Angeles in March, and one of those changes could be a vertically scrolling homepage similar to TikTok’s Discover functionality. This feature has been in development since it was previewed at an investor day in June 2022. Spotify […]

Posted on 21 Feb 2023

10 Essential Tools for Musicians to Build a Successful Career: From Social Media to Tour Booking and Merchandising

As a successful touring musician, I have found that utilizing technology and social media can greatly aid in building a fan base, selling merchandise, and planning tours. Here are 10 tools that I have found to be particularly useful for these purposes: Music distribution platforms: Platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp allow you to […]

Posted on 16 Feb 2023

The Importance of Recording and Mixing Your Music Properly

Recording and mixing music properly is essential for ensuring that your songs sound their best when released on digital streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. In this article, we will explore the importance of proper recording and mixing techniques and how they can elevate your music to a professional level. Recording music […]

Posted on 14 Feb 2023

How to Transfer Your Favorite Spotify Playlists to MP3 in 3 Easy Steps

  Transferring your favorite Spotify playlists to MP3 format is a great way to enjoy your music on any device, even without an internet connection. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of converting Spotify playlists to MP3 using several methods. Method 1: Using a Spotify to MP3 Converter There are […]

Posted on 10 Feb 2023

BMI vs ASCAP vs SESAC: What PROs Do?

A Performance Right Organization (PRO) is a non-profit organization that represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers by collecting and distributing royalties for the public performance of their copyrighted works. These organizations are responsible for monitoring public performances of music, including those on radio, television, live venues and streaming platforms, and then distributing […]

Posted on 06 Feb 2023

Utilizing Tik Tok and Spotify in your music marketing

  TikTok and Spotify are two of the most popular social media and streaming platforms in the music industry today. As an aspiring musician, it is crucial to understand the importance of utilizing these platforms for marketing and promotion. By understanding how to effectively use TikTok and Spotify playlists, you can expose your music to […]

Posted on 03 Feb 2023

Do I Need Spotify Playlist in 2023?

Spotify playlists have become an essential part of music marketing in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue in 2023 and beyond. In this blog post, we’ll explore why Spotify playlists should be an intricate part of your music marketing strategy, and how you can use them to reach new audiences, increase your […]

Posted on 01 Feb 2023

Top 15 ways to market your music in 2023!

  Social media: Utilize platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter to connect with fans and promote your music. Collaborations: Collaborate with other artists, both in your genre and outside of it, to reach new audiences. Streaming services: Make sure your music is available on all major streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and […]

Posted on 29 Mar 2021

Buying Guaranteed Playlist Streams: Is It Worth It?

Buying Guaranteed Playlist Streams: Is It Worth It? Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming platform, and with more than 280 million active users, independent artists are searching for ways to tap into its lucrative market. As they look for new opportunities, Spotify marketing companies are offering guaranteed playlist streams for artists and music labels […]

Posted on 22 Mar 2021

3 Things To Look For In A Spotify Marketing Agency

3 Things To Look For In A Spotify Marketing Agency With more than 280 million active users, Spotify has become the world’s most popular music streaming platform. Thousands of artists have published their music on Spotify’s app – but only a fraction of them have made a living from their royalties. Approx. 40,000 tracks are […]

Apple, Spotify, More Streaming Services Pay $424 Million in Unmatched Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers
Posted on 15 Mar 2021

Historical Unmatched Royalties; Streaming Services Pay $424 Million For Songwriters and Publishers

Historical Unmatched Royalties In early February, the Mechanical Licensing Collective announced that it had received $424.38 million in unmatched royalties from streaming services. This included Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and other various streaming platforms. This “black box money” was reportedly paid by the streaming services to the MLC in order to get these royalties […]

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Posted on 08 Mar 2021

The Best Way To Make Money On Spotify

The Best Way To Make Money On Spotify For millions of listeners, Spotify is the best platform for discovering new music. The average user listens to 41 unique artists per week, from Billboard 100 musicians to up-and-coming bands who released their albums at just the right time. That means that there are people who are […]

Posted on 22 Feb 2021

When and How to Schedule Your Next Music Release

When and How to Schedule your next release… So you’ve just finished a track, an EP or maybe even a whole album. You’re excited and eager to get it into the hands, or more likely the ears of many. But then reality sets in and you think, when is this right time to do this, […]

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Posted on 15 Feb 2021

Music Marketing Strategies From Famous Artists

Music Marketing Strategies From Famous Artists The music business is one of the most difficult industries to break into – less than 1% of all recording artists will ever find a mainstream audience; the other 99% will fight to claim a portion of the remaining market share. If you want to succeed, you need to […]

Are you looking for the perfect music release strategy? This guide will help you choose between a series of singles vs. albums.
Posted on 01 Feb 2021

Singles vs. Albums: The Best Release Strategy For New Artists

Singles Vs. Albums: The Best Release Strategy For New Artists One of the biggest challenges that new artists face is choosing the right music release strategy. Is it better to start off with a series of singles? An EP? Or to promote all of your music at once with a full-blown album? Unfortunately, there is […]

Posted on 25 Jan 2021

New Technology For Songwriters to Help Detect Plagiarism: Developed by Spotify

New technology for songwriters to help detect plagiarism, developed by Spotify. Music Business Worldwide shared that Spotify filed a European patent for new technology that will detect plagiarism for songwriters. The patent, titled “Plagiarism Risk Detector and Interface” will be able to track down plagiarism on musicians lead sheets. If you’re not familiar with a […]

Posted on 12 Jan 2021

How Two Musicians Are Overcoming Live Concerts Being Cancelled

Per Songtradr’s “Happy Hour’ livestream event, Touring’s Out. Now What?, CXO Victoria Wiltshire welcomed on two musicians to share their story on how they are navigating today’s world with live concerts being cancelled. The 60 minute session featured insight on cancelled concerts and the music industry’s plans moving forward. More on how Covid-19 will change […]

Posted on 12 Jan 2021

Social Media For Musicians: What You Need To Know To Be Successful

Social Media For Musicians: What You Need To Know If you want to build a loyal fan base, social media is the best way to go. MusicWatch found that social media users are more likely to follow a musician than any other celebrity or public figure –  57% of social media users follow at least […]

Posted on 05 Jan 2021

4 Reasons You Need A Music Marketing Agency

4 Reasons You Need A Music Marketing Agency Are you searching for a better way to promote your music online? You’re not alone – millions of indie artists are trying to tap into the $15 billion recording industry, even though the top 1% earns more than 75% of all recorded music income. That means that […]

Posted on 22 Dec 2020

Our Spotify Marketing Tips for The Holiday Season

The holiday season is a special time for millions of Spotify listeners – and a great opportunity for indie artists to gain new fans! Christmas songs accounted for more than 5% of all Spotify streams from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve 2017, and received 22% of all streams on Christmas Day. With the right Spotify marketing […]

Posted on 18 Dec 2020

Spotify Wrapped 2020 Is Out and Here’s What You Need To Know

In the midst of this crazy year, we find some normalcy and comfort with Spotify’s release of their 2020 Wrapped Stats. This year’s most streamed artist was rapper Bad Bunny with more than 8.3 billion streams. Additionally, his album, YHLQMDLG, was the most- streamed album of 2020.  Most Popular Artists on Spotify – Spotify Wrapped […]

Posted on 03 Dec 2020

Spotify to offer Promotion to Artists and Labels for “No Upfront Cost”

Recently, Spotify announced a new strategy, offering to promote artists and labels through their algorithm into user’s recommendations in exchange for a “lowered promotional recording royalty rate.” This is spiking many opposing views and opinions on whether this yields a negative or positive change. For artists already struggling to make a profit off their music, […]

Posted on 27 Aug 2020

Playlist Additions: The New and Fundamental Way to Build an Independent Artist’s Career

In the age of digital streaming, playlists have become a crucial component of how artists have grown their fanbase and spread their music. Whether it be Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, or any other digital streaming platform, playlists bring new music to the ears of listeners that would not have come across it otherwise. […]

Posted on 11 Aug 2020

How Will COVID-19 Change the Music Business?

To say we are living in unprecedented times would be an understatement. COVID-19 has truly not only changed the way billions of people around the world live their lives on a personal level, but it has also altered the manner in which all businesses, including the music industry, function in some material form. Before the […]

Posted on 11 Aug 2020

Music Mix and Master: Why Both Are Important

Any song or produced track that you may hear on the radio or on a music streaming app is the product of hours of work. Not everyone understands the level of difficulty of producing a high-quality track, as this is a niche skill only individuals in the music production industry possess. Typically, the artist works […]

Posted on 03 Aug 2020

Bot Streams vs. Organic Streams: Why Earning Real Streams is a Winning Formula

With how prevalent digital streaming platforms are in the music industry today, there is no question that streams are a crucial component and determinant of an artist’s success. Consequently, the market has become infatuated with services that give artists the opportunity to buy streams on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and much more. […]

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