100% Indie Artist Shares How He Got 2 Billion Streams [VIDEO]

Paul-CardallPaul Cardell is a poster boy for the modern music industry. This truly independent artist - he owns all of his own publishing and masters - is a three time No. 1 Billboard New Age chart topper with more than 2 billion lifetime digital streams of his catalog of over 300 songs and averaging 25 million monthly streams on Pandora alone.

Continue reading "100% Indie Artist Shares How He Got 2 Billion Streams [VIDEO]" »


Amuse Raises $15.5M For Next Gen. Record Label, Free Music Distribution

Amuse logo[UPDATED] Next-generation record label and music distributor Amuse has raised a $15.5 million Series A round co-led by Lakestar and Raine.The company was founded in Stockholm by execs from Spotify, Universal Music and Warner Music.

Continue reading "Amuse Raises $15.5M For Next Gen. Record Label, Free Music Distribution" »


TuneGo Raises $7.7M For Music Industry Data Platform

TineGo logoTuneGO, a data driven music A&R startup has completed a Series B financing totaling more than $7.7 million. Private equity firm Falcon Capital led the round. TuneGO will use the funds to enhance its technology platform and global infrastructure, which is already being used by many leading music and entertainment companies.

Continue reading "TuneGo Raises $7.7M For Music Industry Data Platform" »


7 Techniques For Increasing Your Facebook Fan Engagement

1Interacting with and drawing the interest of fans is the best to keep them attentive and engaged with what you're up to, and will also go a long way towards helping your fanbase grow. Here we look at seven of the best ways to increase your Facebook fan engagement.

Continue reading "7 Techniques For Increasing Your Facebook Fan Engagement" »


MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Jannelle Monáe • Promoting On A Budget • Safe And Secure • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we explored the new era of Janelle Monáe, how to promote your new project on the cheap, the best way to stay safe and secure at a music festival, and more.

Continue reading "MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Jannelle Monáe • Promoting On A Budget • Safe And Secure • More" »


Want To Write Music For TV? 4 Tips For Producers

1Writing music for TV can be a great way to make steady money in the music industry, all the while exercising your creativity and getting your music heard. Here we look at four important things to know for starting out that will make the process smoother and more likely to be successful.

Continue reading "Want To Write Music For TV? 4 Tips For Producers" »


A 3 Step Plan To Consistently Gain New Fans

Image1-livemusicsignFans are an essential part of finding success as a band, and while fanbase growth has an huge variety of factors, this article focuses on three tactics which, in addition to be successful in their own right, have proven to produce spectacular results when when consistently used in conjunction with each other.

Continue reading "A 3 Step Plan To Consistently Gain New Fans" »


Kickstarter Names Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves New Director Of Music

image from ksr-ugc.imgix.netMeredith Graves has joined Kickstarter as their new Director of Music. Graves is an outspoken writer, former MTV News anchor,  indie label founder and frontwoman for the hardcore punk band Perfect Pussy. 

Continue reading "Kickstarter Names Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves New Director Of Music" »


The Art Of Being Heard: Are Big Data And Analytics The Future Of Music Marketing?

Image 1As the use of big data as a marketing tool gains speed in music industry, Natasha Lane here explores in depth the definition of big data, and how it applies to music itself, and the marketing strategy implemented for said music.

Continue reading "The Art Of Being Heard: Are Big Data And Analytics The Future Of Music Marketing?" »


YouTube Adds Artist, Songwriter Credits To 500M Videos

YouTube Music logoYouTube has added "music in this video" artist, songwriter and publishers credits to more than half a billion videos.  In addition to official music videos, the credits are being added to user generated content and virtually any YouTube video that uses recorded music.

Continue reading "YouTube Adds Artist, Songwriter Credits To 500M Videos" »


3 Sites To Help You Determine Your Brand

1While most musicians would rather focus their artistry on what they do best (music) there are a number of visual components when it comes to building the branding necessary to achieve industry success. Here we look at three sites that can make this process much easier.

Continue reading "3 Sites To Help You Determine Your Brand" »


How We Crowdfunded 18K With No Experience, Fans [Part 1]

1In part one of this three phase series, Justina Grayman describes the process of raising the necessary money to successful fund the production of dance video. In phase one she details the creation and communication of a community-oriented vision.

Continue reading "How We Crowdfunded 18K With No Experience, Fans [Part 1]" »


13 Must-Use Instagram Tools For Event Marketers

1Instagram is rapidly emerging from the pack as one of the best platforms on which to reach potential event goers, as well to directly drive ticket sales. Here we look at thirteen different complementary tools which can help you improve your strategizing on Instagram.

Continue reading "13 Must-Use Instagram Tools For Event Marketers" »