The Nashville Number System: What Is It?

2Something familiar to any musician on the street worth their salt, the Nashville Number System is a form of shorthand notation which allows those familiar with chord numbers to act as last minute sub or sit on a session. Here we look at what exactly the system is and how it works.

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FREE COURSE: How To Create A Killer Musician Website

1As an artist, your website should offer fans more than just a place to listen to music. It represents an opportunity to establish your brand and market directly to fans. In this free course,from the good people at Bandzoogle and Soundfly, you'll learn how to setup a killer musician website.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Sell Out Shows • Record Label Job • Submitting Your Music For Licensing • More

MTTRecapNewRecently on MusicThinkTank this week, we explored how to master social media in order to sell out shows, how to land a job at a record label, the art of getting the top of the submission pile when it comes to music licensing, and more!

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Getting To The Top Of The Pile When Submitting Your Music For Licensing

1With record deals no longer what they once were, and live shows and merch sales notoriously unstable, music licensing has become one of the best ways to make reliable and significant money in the music industry. That said, the competition is understandably significant. Here we look at how to get ahead of the pack.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Formal Education • Getting Through A Show • YouTube's Betrayal • More

MTTRecapNewThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles exploring whether or not a formal education is valuable to musicians, how to best get through a show when it takes a turn for the disastrous, how YouTube betrayed unsigned musicians, and more.

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How To Survive A Show When Everything Goes Wrong

1A disastrous live performance is the stuff of nightmares for any gigging musician, regardless of their success, but delivering a flawless performance every time isn't always possible. Here we look at how to handle things should you find yourself crashing and burning at your next live performance.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: On The Road • The Age Of Social Media • Promote Your Music Video • More

MTTRecapNewThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles exploring how to travel light while on tour, the best way to break through in the age of social media, how to promote your music video most effectively, and more!

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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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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Legalities Of Touring • Music Posters • Email List • More

MTTRecapNewThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the legal side of going on tour, the best and most iconic music posters of all time, how artists can successfully build an email list from scratch, and more.

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How To Build An Email List From Scratch

1Despite its age, email has endured as one of the most effective marketing techniques available to artists and bands. Getting started is difficult however, and growing an email list worth having takes time and effort. Here we look at how to build one from scratch.

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Music Theory: Does It Still Matter?

1Last year, Rihanna's "Work" sent us into a spiral of discussions for days about where the tonal center was in that song, and what key it was in. People on the internet still can't agree. Regardless of that, we examine the ways that music theory (in the European classical sense) can still be relevant in today's popular music, and how we need to adapt its contours and constructs to be able to fit new musical languages inside. 

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