YouTube Art Tracks: What They Are and How To Use Them

3For those artists looking to get their work on YouTube without having to pull together a music video, YouTube Art Tracks provides an excellent alternative, allowing artists to share their work in a high quality, data rich format easily accessible by consumers.

 

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Brand Sponsorships, Endorsements Agreements For Artists [Part 2]

1Here Justin M. Jacobson highlights several important clauses which artists should take note of when entering into brand sponsorship agreements, using three different examples to illustrate the terms and language used.

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Breaking Through In The Social Media Age

2Since its humble origins these many years ago, YouTube has made more than a few stars, and continues to do so even now. The platforms ubiquity, however, has made it that much harder for artists to break through the clutter and get noticed. Here we look at a few success stories from artists who have managed to do just that.

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What Is Article 13? What Did Today's Vote Mean For Music?

image from cdn.pixabay.comThe vote by the EU Parliament Thursday to open debate on Article 13, sweeping legislation that revamps copyright law, is seen as a setback for the music industry. But what is exactly is Article 13 and what does today's vote mean for musicians and the music industry?

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Stem Offers Digital Music Distribution Alternative

2Founded in 2015, Stem.is is a unique digital aggregator which submits your music to all major streaming services and, unlike most other digital aggregators, has a more streamlined payment process, meaning you and your collaborators can earn royalties with fewer accounting hassles.

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Why Every Indie Musician Needs A Soundperson

image from www.hypebot.comYou can be the most skilled musician in the world, but when it comes to performing live every artist is at the mercy of the sound technicians. Here we explore when is the right time to hire a professional sound person, and what qualities they should possess when you do.

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CD Baby's Kevin Breuner On August's DIY Musician Conference 2018

DIY-Musician-Conference-in-Nashville-1132x670Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th at the Omni Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.

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Artists Up In Arms Over Coachella's Radius Clause

1[UPDATE] Festivals have become a preferred way for artists to gain visibility and earn some serious cash, but their ubiquity has often leaves these events competing for customers, causing them to implement a "radius clause" but Coachella, it seems, may have taken this clause too far.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiWe have a variety of invaluable tips for the do-it-yourself indie artist looking to make it in the music industry this week, including advice on the best Facebook strategy for selling out your next show, what to avoid when you're pitching your music to press outlets, how to sell music with words, and much more.

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Tips For First Time Instrument, Audio Equipment Buyers

MusicthinktanklogoFor musicians, buying instruments or gear can be a stressful experience, with so many different factors to consider it can be easy to end up making an expensive purchase that you later regret. Here we go over some tips for first time equipment purchasers that can help prevent buyers remorse.

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Songkick Adds Free Concert Analytics, Users Pass 150M

Songkick squareConcert discovery app Songkick has announced the addition of free artist specific fan and gig analytics, alongside some impressive new user, concert listing and SEO stats of their own. Songkick distributes concert information to Google, Spotify, Facebook, Pandora, Shazam and other music and web services.

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Instagram's IGTV Allows Artists To Post Longform Videos, As Long As They're Vertical

1In this piece Chris Robley walks us through exactly how artists and bands can set about utilizing Instagram's new IGTV in order to easily upload longform video - provided its in vertical form.

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Bandsintown Adds Int'l Partners, 35% Users Now Outside Of North America

BandsInTown new logoConcert discovery and marketing app Bandsintown has announced key partnerships in Japan and France to further expand its international reach. 35% of Bandsintown's 130 million monthly active users are currently from outside of North America.

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