Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiThis week, our wealth of wisdom for those independent musicians looking to make it in the music industry covered how to organize your music industry team, what it takes to cultivate a successful relationship in the music industry, why play counts don't always translate to success, and much more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Top Musicians • Studio Equipment Must Haves • Learning An Instrument

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at much the world's top musicians make compared to other artists, the essential pieces of equipment for running a quality recording studio, why learning an instrument is important, and more.

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How To Give Fans What They Want With Facebook Messenger

1Most music consumers, be they young or old, are often pressed for time meaning that, as an artist, it's important to get them what they want quickly and painlessly. Here we look at how to do so through automated messenger bots, quickly getting fans where they want to be.

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Songkick Partners With Facebook, Active Users Rise 43%

Songkick squareSongkick, the concert discovery app acquired by Warner Music Group last year, has inked a partnership with Facebook to add concerts and events from its database onto the social giant. Songkick also announced a deal with French and Belgian retailer and ticket seller FNAC.

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How To Organize Your Music Industry Team

1As a entrepreneur in the music industry, it can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything yourself, a guaranteed recipe for burnout. Here we look at how to identify your various band member's strengths and let go of enough control to successfully delegate.

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No Copyright Protection For 'Players and Haters'

1While having lyrics protected under copyright is standard legal procedure, this doesn't hold true if the lyrics aren't saying anything creative, at least according a ruling in a copyright suit involving Taylor Swift, the group 3LW, and a good number of players and haters.

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Guide To Building Successful Relationships In The Music Industry

1While ability is certainly a large part of making it in the music industry, the business is unfortunately often as much about who you know as it is your actual talent. In this piece we look closely at the essentials of building relationships in the music industry that will help propel you up the charts.

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Why Play Counts Don't Always Translate To Success

Why-play-views-dont-translate-to-success-1500pxWhether it's Spotify plays or social media traffic, being able to look at a tangible metric and see that listeners are consuming and enjoying your music is exciting for any band or artist, unfortunately this feedback doesn't always translate to success. Here we look at why.

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Facebook Cheatsheet: Image Sizes and Dimensions 2018

Facebook_like_logo_1Visual assets play a key role in attracting engagement on Facebook. But knowing the right dimensions for the many channels on Facebook cam be confusing, to help your pages and videos looking sharp, we offer this Facebook Cheatsheet: Image Sizes and Dimensions 2018.

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'Sorry Not Sorry' Producer Shows How To Produce A Hit In 15 Mins. [VIDEO]

image from i1.wp.comOnstage last week at the Recode's Code Media, producer and songwriter Oak Felder demonstrated how the Demi Lovato hit "Sorry Not Sorry" went from an idea to a viral sensation. The hit producer recreated the technical process beginning with a blank canvas in music production app Logic Pro X.

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Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel On Social Media, How To Get Signed

image from lamusicblog.comThis week Michael Brandvold and Jay  Gilbert are joined on the Music Biz Weekly podcast by Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records. He shares his thoughts on the importance of social media and how important it is  when considering a band for a record deal. We talk about bands having to pay their dues.

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How To Grow An Audience With Grabbr Social Sharing Tools [CASE STUDY]

Grabbr logoIndependent musicians often have to find creative ways to stand out to potential listeners without the help of a major record label promoting their work. For this reason, Langston decided to get people talking about his music using something many consumers love – free downloads. 

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Google Is Sending You More Traffic Than Facebook

facebook googleIn the first week of February, Google sent publishers 40% more or 466 million more pageviews than it did in January 2017. That same week, Facebook sent 200 million fewer, or 20%  less. This shift is happening as Facebook adjust its algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family over business, bands and publishers.

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Symphonic Adds Former Beatport Exec Peter Wohelski

Symphonis Distribution logoSymphonic Distribution has hired industry veteran Peter Wohelski as its Content Development Specialist. Wohelski had been the Senior Label Manager at Beatport after stints as Director of A&R at Astralwerks and General Manager at Planet E Communications.

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Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion, Discovery: Here's How

1While streaming has revitalized the music industry in lots of ways, many artists continue to struggle to make ends meet, something which the launch of numerous new analytic and discovery features by streaming services could help to change.

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