While reaching a point where you can live off the money made from your music and fans is the end goal for many artists, most musicians are forced to work some kind of additional job in order to fund their creative exploits. Here we look at some numbers regarding exactly how many fans an artist really needs in order to live off their music.
Hidden in the hoopla surrounding Pandora's direct deals last week, and the resulting launch of the Pandora Plus interactive streaming service, was the major blow they dealt to SoundExchange; and the confusion that they are causing indie artists who are wondering how they will be getting paid in the future.
Social networks are essential for promoting music and shows, but their popularity can rise and fall. Remember MySpace? There are just two constants in your marketing plan, your web site and your email list. In this post, the smart folks at CyberPR share some musician newsletter essentials.
ArtistData is shutting down in October. The free service, which allowed musicians to syndicate tour dates across multiple sites and platforms, was launched by Cluster Labs co-founder Brenden Mulligan in 2008 and acquired by Sonicbids in 2010.