Monthly Archives July 2018

How to geo-target your Facebook event invites

The easy way to invite the right Facebook friends to an event that isn’t in your hometown. You book an out-of-town show. You create a Facebook event to promote it from your Facebook music page. You go to invite your personal friends and family that live near that town. Then you remember, Facebook won’t let …

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What are all these different YouTubes (and is my music earning money there)?

A breakdown of the various YouTube brands and properties. YouTube has launched (and re-launched) several similar-sounding products over the years, so here’s a quick breakdown of those different services, what they offer, and how they work. 1. YouTube The free, ad-supported video platform we all know and love. It’s free to create a channel and …

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How to get the most out of your time at The DIY Musician Conference

Let’s kick-start your conference. Talk with Rick Barker on Facebook Live — August 1st at 7pm EST. There’s a lot to think about when planning for the DIY Musician Conference (this August 24-26 in Nashville): Which sessions to attend? Which mentors to meet? Who to network with? How, if, and when you should pitch your …

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Submit a song directly for Spotify playlist consideration

BIG NEWS AT SPOTIFY: There’s now a public process for suggesting an unreleased song to Spotify’s editorial team. You no longer have to hunt around for hidden web forms, find direct email contacts, or consult the ancient runestones to submit an upcoming release to Spotify’s in-house editorial team for playlist consideration. Today Spotify announced the …

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Why blogging is still one of the most powerful music promotion tools

A blog allows you to demonstrate expertise, reach new audiences, boost your website’s search rankings, and stretch your writing muscles. As a musician, creating a blog may not be on the top of your priority list. But a blog can actually be an incredibly powerful tool in your promotional mix! Let’s take a look at …

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A whole new way to think about marketing your music

The foundations of smart digital music marketing. GO HERE and click “Get Reminder” to join us for the next DIY Musician Live on Facebook — Wednesday, July 18th at 2pm EST / 11am PST. Online music marketing should be about SO MUCH MORE than blasting updates and asking people to buy your music. You can’t …

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Does my producer deserve publishing and songwriting credit?

How to compensate your producer or beatmaker. If you create original music and haven’t signed your publishing rights away, YOU are your own publisher and YOU own your publishing. You are owed publishing royalties for the usage of your composition — the “composition” being the structural elements (melody and lyrics) that underlie any particular recording …

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Who owns your music publishing rights and how does the money get split?

Your music publishing rights and you: What you own and who owes you royalties. If you’re a songwriter, a composer, a lyricist, or anyone else who creates original music, and you’ve not signed a deal with a music publishing company — YOU own your music publishing rights! What are your music publishing rights exactly? Well, …

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How I raised $40k through my email list (with less than 2000 subscribers on it)

Changing the “starving musician” mindset when it comes to your email list. The first time someone (who didn’t share my last name) contributed to my record-funding campaign, I was floored. And then I got serious anxiety. That’s actually pretty normal for me and HERE is how I handle it. Truthfully, I was terrified – people were actually …

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