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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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Playlists Kill Albums • Engaging Fans On Twitter • Transportation • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week contributors on MusicThinkTank looked at whether playlists could kill off albums, how to engage more fans on Twitter, the best way for your band to get around on tour, and more.

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How To Get A Solo Music Career Off The Ground

1[UPDATED] Being a successful solo musician is no easy task, and before fully embarking on a career as a solos performing, there is a certain amount of planning that should be done lest your hopes and dreams crumble before you've even begun. Here we explore how to launch and promote a solo career.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Production Cost • Promote Your Demo • Self-Produced Concerts • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at whether you're treating your production costs the way a business would, how to succeed with self-produced concerts, the best technique for promoting your demo with no budget, and more.

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Treat Your Production Costs Like A Business

1When it comes to taking your passion project seriously and moving things to the next level, then its time to start treating your hobby like a business -  particularly when it comes to tax write-offs. Here we look at how formalizing your musical pursuits can save you money in the long run.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Music PR • Crowdfunding • Rehearsal Venue • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank contributors looked at a reconsideration of how to approach music PR, music crowdfunding campaigns to keep an eye on, how to help your band relocate to a new rehearsal venue, and more.

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8 Crowdfunding Campaigns To Keep Your Eye On And Why

2Crowdfunding can be a tricky needle to thread in any industry, and the music business is no exception, but if you can make your campaign stand out, your chances for success become that much greater. Here we look at eight crowdfunding campaigns that are exceptional for one reason or another.

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