26 ways musicians can make money
by Dave Cool on October 22, 2019 at 11:30 am
With streaming music payouts measured in fractions of pennies, it’s important to find other sources of income to build a sustainable music career.
Singles Vs EPs Vs Albums: What Is Your Release Strategy?
by 60 Second Music Marketing on October 22, 2019 at 9:06 am
As a DIY musician should you be concentrating on singles, EPs or albums? Let's find out!
29 ways to market your music right now
by Chris Robley on October 21, 2019 at 7:11 pm
Right now CD Baby’s Standard Album Distribution is just $29. To celebrate, we came up with this list of… … quick ways to promote your new music today. Make a lyric video. Create a playlist of artists who influenced the new album or single. Pin the release as your Artist’s […]
The Politics of Music, Part 2: Being Environmentally Friendly
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on October 21, 2019 at 10:00 am
Image via Shutterstock Recently, we brought you the first in a two part series about combining two of the most incredible gifts you have to offer the world: your music, and your voice. In the first article, we talked about artist advocacy — how to get involved with different organizations […]
5 Reasons To Start A Band (Other Than Fame And Fortune)
by Adam Mezzatesta on October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Let’s be honest - we’ve all had ‘the dream’. Millions of adoring fans singing every word back to us, an army of teamsters at our beck and call, an endless supply of money and every other vice under the sun, never having to deal with the daily grind, the 9 to 5, or the Man […]
MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Streaming Success, Touring & More
by Music Think Tank on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 am
Juri Kobayashi | Streaming Success Stories From Musicinfo And China Casey Barker | Don’t Forget The Other Half Sam Bowman | How Touring Musicians Can Run A Business From The Road Mary Ivanova | 5 Cutting Edge Music Startups Up For First Ever Music Innovation Prize By Web Summit
Streaming Success Stories From Musicinfo And China
by Juri Kobayashi on October 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm
Streaming Success Stories From Musicinfo and China Cinthya Garcia As children music was a wonderful game. It made you move, dance, sing and caressed you to sleep before dreamy time. Music is deeply personal and the charged emotions it evokes can often only be […]
Funding for musicians: music grants in Australia
by Dave Cool on October 18, 2019 at 11:25 am
If you’re a musician based in Australia looking for funding, here's a list of grant programs that provide financial assistance for music projects.
Don't Forget The Other Half
by Casey Barker on October 17, 2019 at 7:32 pm
Can you see that in the distance? That “thing” that keeps getting further and further away in the rear-view mirror? That’s the shrinking visibility of a distant entertainment microcosm that forced amateurs and professionals alike to be aligned with financially […]
Just in CASE: the bill every musician needs to know about
by Jessica Sobhraj on October 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm
What the CASE Act means for you This summer, a major artist sampled one of our artist’s songs, even after the artist rejected the original sample request. The major artist sampled the song anyway and over 100,000 physical copies of the record containing the sample were sold. Our artist wanted […]
Artists may qualify for Napster/Rhapsody class-action suit
by Greg Majewski on October 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm
In March 2016, musician David Lowery filed a class-action lawsuit against music streaming company Rhapsody International Inc., now known as Napster after their purchase of the older music service. The suit alleged Napster/Rhapsody had unlawfully reproduced and distributed certain copyrighted […]
Funding for musicians: music grants in the UK
by Dave Cool on October 17, 2019 at 11:13 am
If you’re a musician based in the UK looking for funding, here's a list of grant programs that provide financial assistance for music projects.
How Touring Musicians Can Run A Business From The Road
by Sam Bowman on October 16, 2019 at 9:29 pm
Over the last few decades musicians have had to become more savvy regarding the business aspects of the creative endeavours that they’ve dedicated their lives to. Whether it’s due to the myriad examples of how unsuspecting creatives have been taken advantage of, or the industry shifts […]
Help is Here: Mental Health and Wellness in the Music Industry
by Backline on October 16, 2019 at 8:58 pm
15 Topics Of Conversation For Your Band Newsletters
by 60 Second Music Marketing on October 16, 2019 at 6:14 pm
Here are 15 ideas for things you can talk about in your upcoming newsletters.
New website template: Filter
by Melanie Kealey on October 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm
Customize your website with the Filter website template, perfect for your images and music.
5 Cutting Edge Music Startups Up For First Ever Music Innovation Prize By Web Summit
by Mary Ivanova on October 16, 2019 at 12:17 pm
Will the 2019 Web Summit discover music industry’s next big thing? Five up-and-coming tech startups will compete for the first Music Innovations Prize at the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first time the competition is held by the Web Summit as part of the […]
Funding for musicians: music grants in the USA
by Dave Cool on October 16, 2019 at 10:34 am
If you’re a musician based in the United States looking for funding, here are some grant programs that provide financial assistance for music projects.
The Best Free Marketing Tools For DIY Musicians
by 60 Second Music Marketing on October 15, 2019 at 2:21 pm
Need to promote your music but don't have a lot of money? Today's show is just for you!
Funding for musicians: music grants in Canada
by Dave Cool on October 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm
If you’re a Canadian musician looking for funding, here's a comprehensive list of grant programs that provide financial assistance for music projects.
How to Build Your Music Brand
by Rick Goetz on October 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
The words “brand” and “branding” are so ubiquitous that it is hard to even remember their real meaning. According to Wikipedia, a brand is “a name,... Read more »
YouTube Engagement: Getting More from Fans
by View Maniac on October 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm
YouTube Engagement: Getting Started It doesn’t matter how successful you are as a musician. In order to stay relevant, you have to go with what the masses are into. This doesn’t mean to change your sound or to copy others, in fact, it would help you more or less if you didn’t. […]
Why You Should Only Take Music Advice From Trusted Sources
by Caleb J. Murphy on October 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
Image via Shutterstock Why should you only take music-career advice from legit sources? Because your music career depends on it, at least partially. If you get bad advice, you could end up wasting years of your life chasing a facet of your music career that wasn’t working and was never […]
MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Broadcast Tech & More
by Music Think Tank on October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
Jordan Calvano | APPIX Broadcast Tech That Creates Immersive Live Experiences Jessica Higgins | The Soundtrack To A Better Night’s Sleep Scott Huntington | How To Get Your Music To Stand Out From The Crowd Tracy Arbon | How To Be An Excellent Singer
APPIX Launches Broadcast Tech That Creates Immersive Experiences And Audience Engagement At Concerts, Events
by Jordan Calvano on October 11, 2019 at 11:53 am
APPIX, a revolutionary new audience engagement and lighting effects tool, recently got the chance to prove their expertise at creating memorable moments on The Mixtape Tour with New Kids On The Block, which saw the iconic 80’s and 90’s act reuniting in large-scale venues throughout […]
Promoting Yourself: Grow Your Fan Base
by View Maniac on October 9, 2019 at 10:21 pm
Promoting Yourself: Getting Started As a musician, every artist wants to see their name in lights. Hearing themselves on the radio or the music video played on a popular music channel is a dream. While this could be a reality for some, many will find themselves wondering how to get their music […]
Your music now available in China
by Chris Robley on October 9, 2019 at 2:57 pm
How to get your songs onto streaming platforms in China, the world’s largest music marketplace. Wondering if your music can be heard by hundreds of millions of streaming subscribers in China? Here’s the short answer: Yes, if you’re distributing your music through CD Baby. CD Baby […]
When is the Best Time of Year to Release an Album or EP?
by Rick Goetz on October 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Regardless of the time of year, getting people to pay attention to the music you release is very difficult, but we have found that there... Read more »
You Can Make a Professional Song with $0
by Caleb J. Murphy on October 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
Image via Shutterstock This article originally appeared on Soundfly. It’s true. You can make a song that can hang with Charlie Puth’s or Avicii’s on a Spotify playlist. And you don’t have to spend a single penny. That’s right, I said no money. Zippity. Nada. […]
What Goes Into A Tour Announce?
by 60 Second Music Marketing on October 9, 2019 at 6:19 am
I've just put a new tour on sale. In today's post I show you the marketing steps I took to announce it.
The Soundtrack To A Better Night’s Sleep
by Jessica Higgins on October 9, 2019 at 1:20 am
Mattress Online studied 1,098 songs from 8 official Spotify ‘Sleep Playlists’ to create the ultimate soundtrack to a better night’s sleep. Data was gathered from 6,576,512 listeners, meaning millions of people are turning to music to get some shuteye. The songs were analysed to […]
How To Get Your Music To Stand Out From The Crowd
by Scott Huntington on October 8, 2019 at 7:01 pm
Today, it seems like technology and the internet have drained all of the uniqueness of the music industry. All you need is a computer and a few sound clips to churn out song after song. They don’t even need to be good sound clips. Anyone can create music. However, when everyone with […]
10 principles of great musician website design
by Melanie Kealey on October 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm
Engage your fans with a beautifully designed music website. Make it cohesive and mobile ready with these tips.
Do It Yourself Or Do It Together?
by 60 Second Music Marketing on October 8, 2019 at 8:44 am
Musicians: What happens when you get too busy to 'Do It Yourself'? Today we look at the people you might look at bringing on board.
Music Biography: Standing Out from the Crowd
by View Maniac on October 7, 2019 at 10:21 pm
Music Biography: Getting Started Making it as an independent musician within the music industry requires professionalism. In part, standing out from others by way of a strong music biography is a great set up for any public relation situations you may encounter. A well-written artist biography can […]
4 Types of Emails You Should Send to Your Fans
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Hugh McIntyre) on October 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
Image via Shutterstock Social media has taken over as the primary form of marketing in almost every field, but that doesn’t mean that email is useless. In fact, a smart artist utilizes everything they have, and a healthy mix of social and email may be the recipe you need to reach your most […]
Showcasing Value in your Brand
by Rick Goetz on October 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm
The following is a guest post from Chris Bianchi. Chris is an Artist Manager, Musician, and Entrepreneur and has over fifteen years of experience handling... Read more »
Music Marketing: How to Dominate in a Niche Market
by Chris Robley on October 3, 2019 at 12:54 pm
Finding more creative and focused ways to reach, impress, and engage your audience. Throughout his music career, Simon Tam has dominated not just one niche market, but many. It’s impressive, it’s inspiring, it’s frustrating (in a damn, I wish I’d thought of that kind of […]
How To Use Bandsintown To Send ‘Location Targeted’ Messages
by 60 Second Music Marketing on October 3, 2019 at 9:02 am
Bandsintown is now giving you the option to send messages to your followers based on their location. Neat!
Musician Artwork: Your Image Matters
by View Maniac on October 2, 2019 at 10:12 pm
Musician Artwork: Getting Started For many musicians, connecting with fans beyond the music can be what prevents a major breakthrough. However, while we will focus on musician artwork, make no mistake that the music should be the main focus for any musician. So, how can somebody with great music […]
Website design inspiration: best music teacher websites
by Melanie Kealey on October 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm
The best music teacher website examples use professional imagery and an organized layout.
20 Secrets Promoters Use to Book Bands
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on October 2, 2019 at 10:00 am
Image via subscribepage.com When it comes to getting booked, it’s no secret there are a couple of key ingredients that go into a venue’s decision to say “yes.” But for many, what those secrets are, remain largely a mystery. And the truth is everyone will have a slightly […]
How to choose the best headphones
by Greg Majewski on October 1, 2019 at 9:52 pm
Finding the right headphones for the job. One fine evening last June I sat down after a workout to eat dinner and enjoy a few episodes of Frasier. I plugged my headphones into my computer so as not to disturb my neighbors (thin walls in my old building), but when I clicked Play, only the … […]
What do you want from a vocal coach?
by Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter on October 1, 2019 at 6:09 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter interview Salt Lake City-based A-list vocal coach Mindy Pack to discuss vocal health, vocal technique, and various critical topics that relate to improving your vocals. Read the post. This Disc Makers post What […]
How to be wildly successful at licensing your songs to TV, film, and ads
by CD Baby on October 1, 2019 at 5:35 pm
The 3 things you can do right now to increase your chances of getting your music licensed for sync. This article was written by Cathy Heller, a singer/songwriter who has had great success licensing her music to hundreds of TV shows, commercials, and films. There are many factors that contribute to […]
18 CD Baby Artists Nominated for Latin Grammys
by Greg Majewski on October 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm
Congratulations to all the CD Baby clients nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy! CD Baby artists have made huge showings at the Latin Grammys in recent years, and 2019 is no different. This year’s ceremony in Las Vegas will see 18 Latin-language CD Baby artists nominated across 10 categories: […]
Should I change my artist name if my music changes?
by Chris Robley on October 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm
5 reasons you probably SHOULDN’T change your band name. Re-branding your music? It’s something you should consider carefully. When companies change their names, they can spend years sometimes figuring out how to do it right, working with consultants, running every decision up and down […]
Booking the right venue for your band: what you need to know
by Dylan Bartlett on October 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm
How to get the gig at a venue that fits your music. If you’re an up-and-coming musician, you’ve come to terms with an undeniable fact. Your art is also a business. The success of your enterprise depends on your marketing acumen just as much as your ability to make music. And if you want […]
Building Anticipation: Create a Buzz for Your Song
by View Maniac on September 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm
Building Anticipation: Getting Started For any musician whether new or already established, it is important to create a buzz for your new release. Building anticipation for a new song or album will get your audience excited for what you are about to release. This is great for connecting with your […]
The Politics of Music, Part 1: Advocating as an Artist
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on September 30, 2019 at 10:00 am
Image via pexels.com Now more than ever, it’s crucial we make our voices heard. We have the power to speak up to our beliefs and change the trajectory of not only our own lives, but the lives of those around us — all we have to do is get started. This is a powerful time in our history, […]