Everyone knows the music business is tough, and with so much conflicting career advice out there, it's enough to make your head spin! There are, of course, the time-tested words of wisdom that apply no matter which path you embark on, but here are three surprising music career tips that you didn't know you needed.
The 10th ASCAP “I Create Music" EXPO” to be held this April 30 - May 2 in L.A. offers attendees one-on-one time with some of the world's top producers, composers, songwriters and industry leaders including Aloe Black CD Baby's Kevin Breuner, Bill Withers and more.
In 2013 the label that gave the world the viral hit Harlem Shake faced a serious legal issue. The story has become something of a modern parable for fledgling producers who tend to sample without seeking permission.
It seems every few months new changes come through that make marketing people have to readjust. It's the same platform with the same features, but just with small pesky little nuances. The most difficult adjustment is Facebook's algorithm changes.
Musician site builder and marketing platform Bandzoogle continues to add features. Now sales on Bandzoogle sites are reported to Nielsen SoundScan which that powers the Billboard charts. More here.
In one week, Starbomb sold almost 6,000 CD copies of its Player Select album through CD Baby, including 3,438 in pre-sales. How’d they do it? YouTube.