3 Ways Promoters Rely On Artists To Market Live Shows

1While there may have once been a time when a performance was all that was asked of performer, promoters and venues who do so now are wasting a huge marketing opportunity. Here we look at three key ways in which event marketers should involve artists in promoting their shows.

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Why Your Band Should Accept Credit Cards & How To Do It

1While once upon a time credit cards were only accepted at major businesses this is no longer the case, and many consumers don't even bother to carry cash or checks with them. In this piece we explore why it's essential for bands and artists to accept credit cards, and how they can go about doing so.

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Blockchain Music Startup VEZT Adds All Star Advisors, CSO

VEZT logoVEZT, the blockchain powered marketplace that lets fans share ownership with artists in their favorite songs, has announced an advisory board packed with music industry leaders and the hiring of Swedish producer and music tech investor Andreas Carlsson as Chief Strategy Officer.

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20 Creative Marketing Resources For Bands And Artists On A Budget

1With most most musicians who are just starting out, money is typically scarce, and amassing the necessary resources to achieve success is no easy feat. Here we look at twenty creative marketing resources available to artists on the cheap.

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Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy

1In this piece George Howard explores how the music industry, the original gig business, should serve as a cautionary example to the other industries as they begin to shift towards a gig based economy.

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Facebook's Struggles Are Good For Musicians, Marketers

Facebook-musicFacebook's troubles are front page news. Data from 87 million users was compromised, #deletefacebook has been trending on Twitter on and off for days and  Congress is considering regulations after hours of continuous hearings. But all this bad new for Facebook may be good news for musicians and music marketers.

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8 Label Submission Tips For Saving You Time And Frustration

1While many artists are taking a DIY route and eschewing labels altogether, there's still a lot to be gained from a connection to a label, and while submitting to a label can be challenging, we here examine eight tips that will spare you wasted time and frustration.

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Top iOS Apps For Songwriters, Music Makers

1With many in the music industry using tech advancements to help them in their creative process, a variety of smartphone apps have become more and more popular with bands ands. That said, their abundance has made choosing the right one daunting. Here we look we look at the top ten best iOS apps that can help in the creative process.

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Record Labels Know What Artists Want, And It's The Reason They'll Never Change

2There is much debate in the music industry over whether or not signing to a label is the best way to succeed. Here George Howard explains what it is about record labels that allures artists, and why labels want to keep it that way.

 

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Spotify Adds Social Media Links, Image Galleries, But Still No Link To Artist Websites

image from cdn-images-1.medium.comSpotify has added two important features that will help artists build and engage a fans base. Users of the free Spotify for Artists platform can now add social media links and an image gallerie to their profile on the streamer. Still glaringly missing is the ability to link to the artists own web site.

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YouTube Creator Studio Adds Impressions, Unique Viewers

2Artists who operate YouTube channels are by now likely accustomed to YouTube's Creator Studio, a service which will soon be unveiling a new design. Here we look at some of the new features which will be included in the update, and how you can make the most of them.

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Spotify Acquires Music Licensing Platform Loudr

image from performermag.comSpotify has acquired music licensing platform Loudr. The company was founded in 2013 to build services that make it easy for content creators, aggregators and digital music services to identify, track and pay royalties to music publishers. 

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Don’t Let Tax Day Leave You Singing The Blues: A Message For Songwriters, Musicians

1While tax season is dreaded by many, it can be a particularly trying time for those making a living in the music business. In fact some artists simply don't bother paying taxes at all, which can lead to devastating consequences. Here we look at how to prepare for tax day and avoid the wrath of the IRS.

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Expanded Music Modernization Act Introduced With Radical Changes To How Musicians Are Paid

Music Modernization ActAn expanded Music Modernization Act was introduced in the U.S. Congress yesterday by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), ranking member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and 28 bipartisan cosponsors. While not without critics, the bill has received widespread industry support as an overdue overhaul of the nation’s antiquated music licensing laws.

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The Best Way To Get Your Music On A Spotify Playlist

2While physical music sales continue to trundle downwards streaming can, for many artists, seem like the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to revenue - particularly if you can land your music on a playlist. Here we examine some of the best ways to do just that.

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