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How Pandora Royalties Really Work: A Complete Guide [infographic]

How to collect all your royalties for Pandora plays. What kind of royalties are being generated when someone hears your music on Pandora, and how do you collect them? Since Pandora has both a non-interactive radio component AND an interactive streaming offering, a single play on Pandora can generate many different kinds of royalties, and …

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Should I change my artist name if my music changes?

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 the corporate ladder, mustering their armies of designers, developers, copywriters, and …

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Releasing a single song: The best strategies for 2019

How to plan your next single release: promotion and distribution tips for a standalone track. It all starts with a song. You write a song, or you find a song; the song moves you and you want it to move the world. So you record and distribute that song as a single to platforms like …

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Releasing a single song: The 10 best strategies for 2019

How to plan your next single release: promotion and distribution tips for a standalone track. It all starts with a song. You write a song, or you find a song; the song moves you and you want it to move the world. So you record and distribute that song as a single to platforms like …

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How streaming is changing the way music is produced, and what you can do about it

Get more streams by understanding the new structure and sound of popular music. Streaming platforms are measuring success through new metrics, which is changing the way musicians are creating music, which is changing the whole industry.  Today music is consumed at an insane rate. The amount of music that hits my ears on any given …

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5 areas where musicians can get MORE by doing LESS

Downsizing for DIY musicians. Striving independent artists want MORE. More listeners, more money, more opportunities, more recognition. But there are a few areas where you could actually benefit by doing less. If “downsizing” sounds scary, just think of it as streamlining. How to clear the mental clutter, make things simpler, and free up time on …

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How to get your Spotify URI before your music is released

In order to set up a Spotify pre-save, you’ll need the URI for your unreleased music. A URI is Spotify’s unique identifier for music on their platform. If you’re looking for the URI for music that is already available on Spotify, it’s simple; you just click the ellipses (the three dots) next to the track, …

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Grow your email list and make a profit by GIVING AWAY your albums for free

How to build your audience (and NOT lose money) by giving away free CDs. Last year I started doing something kinda unusual. I offered to mail fans a FREE signed CD of my album The Great Make Believer if they’d help me cover the shipping and handling. Even after factoring in advertising costs to share the …

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How an indie hip-hop artist charted on Billboard and iTunes

The direct marketing strategy that helped me chart at #3 on iTunes and #50 on Billboard. It was all a dream: “I believe I can chart on Billboard with this album!” I convinced my producer, engineer, mentor, and—most importantly—my wife to buy into the dream. The odds of charting Billboard were clearly stacked against me. …

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How an indie hip-hop artist, Call Me Ace, charted on Billboard and iTunes

This direct marketing strategy helped me chart at #3 on iTunes and #50 on Billboard. It was all a dream: “I believe I can chart on Billboard with this album!” I convinced my producer, engineer, mentor, and—most importantly—my wife to buy into the dream. The odds of charting Billboard were clearly stacked against me. No …

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