Monthly Archives October 2017

The 3 things you need in order to seize upon a music opportunity

Artists, are you ready for what comes your way? This article was written by indie hip-hop artist Gospel Lee. A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to have my music video filmed by YouTube at their Nashville pop-up studio. It was an incredibly fantastic experience collaborating with such wonderfully talented, innovative individuals. The …

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8 Creative Techniques For Promoting Your Music On Spotify

As Spotify continues to gain popularity among music consumers, it has become an important platform from which artists market and share their music. Here we look at eight creative ways artists can promote their music on the streaming service. _____________________ Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of the Symphonic Blog Spotify...Read More

Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

As the role and relevance of record labels has changed over time, new opportunities have also emerged in the music business, something which these two ex-major label guys are using to their advantage - and helping out their clients in any way they can along the way. _____________________________ Guest post...Read More

3 reasons you need to be be using YouTube’s Artist Hub

You’re reading this article because you’re an artist on YouTube, right? Well that’s good to hear! Because I’m going to tell you about something you should really be taking advantage of: YouTube For Artists. YouTube wants you to be successful. Like, REALLY. And that doesn’t come from some beautiful, altruistic soft spot that YouTube has …

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Be Bold. Pile On. Stay Punk. Reunion Tour [INTERVIEW]

Here Katy Otto speaks with the members of a group of reunited punk bands who recently went on a reunion tour across the East Coast in hopes of building energy to boost grassroots community-centered organizations. ____________________________ Guest post by Katy Otto of CASH Music I had the distinct pleasure of...Read More

CHANGES @ AEG • Atlantic Records • Superbowl Halftime • peermusic • Dualtone • MORE

Rebeca Leon is leaving AEG Presents / Goldenvoice after 11 years as head of Latin Touring to focus on her management company, Lionfish Entertainment. Clients include Juanes and J. Balvin, as well non-music content projects. • Label veteran Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the new position of President, Film...Read More

How Music Conferences Perpetuate The Industry’s Gender Parity Crisis

Although conferences present an opportunity to improve on the issues of gender parity that permeate much of the music industry, this close look at the numbers presented by Cherie Hu demonstrates that this is sadly not the case. ___________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium [Due to the granularity...Read More

What is BlockChain and How Can BlockChain Help Musicians & The Music Industry

This week co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Mo Jalloh Co-founder of Zimrii Music to discuss BlockChain technology. We answer the question what is BlockChain in the simplest terms possible. We also explore how can BlockChain help musicians and the challenges it is facing. The emerging use...Read More

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Music Lessons • Did Led Zeppelin Steal? • Mess With Song Form • More

This week on MusicThinkTank we looked at ten ways to engage and motivate students, whether or not Led Zeppelin stole Stairway to Heaven, how to mess with song form, and more. Sudhir Singh | 10 Ways To Engage And Motivate Students In Music Lessons Andrea C | Did Led Zeppelin...Read More

Spotify For Artists Now Offering Stats For All Your Songs

Although Spotify would formerly only provide data on songs with 1000+ streams, the streaming platform is now allowing artists to view listening stats for all their music, along with several other positive changes. _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician You now have access to more streaming data...Read More