Monthly Archives September 2017

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Gumption • Copyright Law • Relocating • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at gumption and ambition in the music industry, how time is running out for artists to exercise their termination rights, how to safely relocate as an artist, and more. Zach Bair | Gumption, Ambition And The Music Business Wallace Collins | Time Running Out...Read More

Musicians have a lot of online accounts: Protect your security

7 Internet security tips for musicians. We musicians maintain a lot of accounts online, many of which require us to enter personal information as well as credit card numbers or other payment details. Social media profiles, email management tools, promo tools, distribution, PayPal, web hosting, the list goes on and on. In the wake of …

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The perils of starting a band

It’s the old story. You’ve been mastering the guitar in your bedroom for a solid few months now. The chord changes are getting quicker, the fret buzzes are becoming more infrequent, and you’ve even got the hang of a solo or two. You’re ready for the next step. You talk to your friends about this. …

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Artists from all over the world share their commonalities at the DIY Musician Conference

Where harmony and collaboration happen: the DIY Musician Conference. Okay, sure, in the video above, people are singing “Hey Jude” in the jam room and not “Come Together,” but 2017’s DIY Musician Conference at the Omni Nashville was truly a place for artists of all genres and backgrounds to unite, share, and grow together. To …

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The most important thing you need to know about your YouTube channel, and where to find it

YouTube Subscribes Maketh YouTube Channels. As we may have mentioned before, the best way to make the most of your YouTube presence is to put in the work. Time and effort, my friends — that’s the key! It’s hard to put in work if you don’t know where to direct that effort though, so where …

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“What do music supervisors and producers think of my music?”

That’s the question artists were asking during the Song Pitch Session hosted by NPR’s Bob Boilen at 2017’s DIY Musician Conference in Nashville. In the video above you can see the whole session where a panel of expert ears — Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered, music supervisors Anastasia Brown and Whitney Pilzer,  Katie Fagan …

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Zedge Acquirehires Freeform, Will Launch Marketplace for Artists to Monetize Their Work

Zedge, a smartphone personalization platform, announced plans to roll out a marketplace for artists to monetize their creations later this year. To accelerate development, Zedge has acquired IP assets from Freeform and retained co-founders Tim Quirk and Bryan Calhoun. Quirk will become SVP of Marketplace at Zedge. Quirk is a...Read More

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Takes Pandora By Storm plus More New Release Reaction

New releases last Friday included Fergie, Macklemore, Cardi B, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Dierks Bentley and more. But there was a clear favorite. Cardi B was the #1 artist there this week with over 105,000 listeners adding her artist station, and “Bodak Yellow” the top song across the...Read More

10 Marketing Lessons From Apple [Infographic]

Love them or hate them, Apple is undeniably a massively successful company, and a champion of marketing. Here we look at ten marketing lessons from apple that can be applied to the music industry. ___________________________ From The Website Group Related articles TOP POSTS: This Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot...Read More

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Equipment • Crossing The Border • Guide To Buying Drums

This week on MusicThinkTank, we covered the challenge of coming to the US as a Canadian or Mexican band, what to keep in mind when purchasing drums, how to find time for music when you have a day job, and more. Robert Lanterman | Canadian/Mexican Bands Coming To The US:...Read More