Monthly Archives July 2018

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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