Calling all DIY artists: Kyle Bylin brings us an essay by Jay Frank that gives us some brilliant insight into the modern music industry. Exploring the significant roles of YouTube, Live Touring, and Sync Placement, the focus is placed on the bigger picture. See for yourself as the world of DIY success become demystified on Music Think Tank.
Wondering how to get connected in the live music scene? Not sure where you should be focusing your promotion efforts? Jesse Cannon lists and exposits four resources you should know about on Music Think Tank.
Are you looking to develop your own recording space, upgrade your current equipment, or simply want to get the most out of what you already have? Rajiv Agarwal outlines 10 helpful hints for maximizing the quality of your recordings on Music Think Tank.
Mirror, mirror on the wall... do they notice me at all? How are you captivating your audience? Are you? If you're uncertain, so are your fans. Lukas Camenzind outlines 3 effective ways to get yourself, your brand, your band, and your music noticed on Music Think Tank.
Exploring what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the music industry, Tommy Darker wraps up his three part series on how to successfully be what he calls a musicpreneur. Focusing intensely on the importance of developing your skills and approaching your endeavors with a trained mentality, if you're venturing out into the industry or already an active part of it, there is much to be gained by reading this series on Music Think Tank.
Have you been wondering if you should be pursuing a record label or whether you're just wasting your time? There has never been a better time to be an independent musician but you have to know what your goal is and you must have an informed and practical plan of action. Mark Doyon helps sort through your best bets on Music Think Tank.
A few weeks ago YouTube released a creators guide for musicians who use YouTube. There are a lot of points worth noting amongst those 40 pages. If you'd like to know more about to get the most out of your YouTube music experience but don't have time to do all the reading, check out the 9 highlights Jesse Cannon outlines on Music Think Tank.
Whether you're a solo artist or a member of a band, funding your pursuit of music is a constant battle. Simon Tam explores three innovative ways to increase your income by commanding the attention of your audience on Music Think Tank.
So often we ask ourselves, "How can we be successful doing what we love?" We must know the rules of our industry to be competitive and we must believe in our own work before we expect anyone else to do the same. So how exactly are we able to be successful doing what we love?
Every wonder why Gangnam Style and The Harlem Shake took our computer screens by storm? A new study conducted and analyzed by Face gives us insight into what it is that makes these videos viral phenomenons. An analytical observation of social media trends, Face gives us backstage passes to understanding what goes on behind the scenes of these overnight YouTube sensations. Kelland Drumgoole lists and exposits the eight common characteristics on Music Think Tank.
In today’s online world, it’s easy for musicians to hide behind a curtain of bells and whistles without necessarily having a substantial following. With technology, musicians can abuse social media. How do you prevent these problems from occurring? On Music Think Tank, Dillon Roulet has some solutions for musicians.
It’s great to play shows to build a fanbase, but playing too often may actually hurt you. On Music Think Tank, Simon Tam gives you reasons why you should limit the number of shows you play. How many shows do you play each month?
YouTube can be a powerful tool that musicians use for promotion and exposure if it’s used well. However, for independent artists, it can be hard to garner a following and views. So how do it gain a following without having to buy views or fans? On Music Think Tank, Benjy Jean Baptiste explains how he was able to organically build a fanbase for the artist he managed, Rob Scott. What strategies have you found that have been effective at building a fanbase using YouTube?
Last week, David Philips wrote a post about how Red Bull stole his music to use in a YouTube video. However, this week he follows up on his last post about how Red Bull actually didn’t steal his music. Want to find out what happened? Read on for David’s post on Music Think Tank.
With digital music, many felt that it deprived albums of its visual and tactile components. However, in Mark’s opinion, the digital music revolution is actually breathing new life into album artwork. Digital has changed the rules of what is considered album artwork. Read on about how the digital music revolution is changing album artwork on Music Think Tank.
Earlier, Tommy Darker wrote part 1 of the rise of the musicpreneur which covered the business and online assets a musician should have. He follows up with part 2 on marketing, performing live, music creation, and fans. Check out what musicpreneurs have to consider in these various areas of a musician’s career on Music Think Tank. Do you have anything to add to the list?
Want to get ahead in the music business? Try networking. Networking helps you build relationships with others in the music industry. If done correctly, it’s mutually beneficial because you’ll help them and they will try to help you. Check out some networking tips from David Roberts on Music Think Tank. Do you have any networking success stories you’d like to share? Leave a comment here.
After the horrific events at the Boston Marathon, I along with many others were stunned and saddened. Everyone has different ways of reacting and coping with tragedies like this. As a musician, what can you do about this? On Music Think Tank, Bob Baker has some aspects you can consider in response to this tragedy. As an artist, your words matter and you have the power to soothe people during tough times.