Best Vinyl Services For Increasing An Artist's Revenue

1Although music streaming continues to take main stage as the dominant form of music consumption, the value of physical should not be discounted, with vinyl in particular making a strong showing. Here we look at some of the top vinyl services for increasing an artist's revenue.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Accidentally Pressed w/ Punk Rock, + 8 Other Vinyl Mishaps

0001Nothing can ruin the normally serene moment of unwrapping a crisp new vinyl and placing it on your turntable than finding out you've come into the possession of a mispressed album. Here we look at eight famous instances of of vinyl mishaps.

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How To (Properly) Release Music Online [FREE WEBINAR]

Release MusicIf you're confused about the best ways to release your music online, have we got a free webinar for you! Getting music up for sale is the easy part. The key is to have a strategy for where your music goes up for sale, and when. Join the Bandzoogle team online Wednesday to learn more.

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Record Store Day Summer Camp: 200 Record Store Staffers Converge On New Orleans

3Going strong for ten years, Record Store Day has become a big part of the independent music retail business, but besides just being a single day, the event has grown beyond just a single day. One iteration of this is networking party that is Record Store Day Camp. Here we take a closer look at the event and its structure.

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Diggers Factory Brings Community To Indie Vinyl Pre-Sales

EIM-Diggers-headerDiggers Factory founder Alexis Castiel takes us behind the scenes of his crowdfunding styled vinyl pre-order and production service designed to keep artists from wasting money on vinyl production. In this article he explains how the idea for the company came about and where it's headed.

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How To Encourage Fans To Buy CD's, Vinyl: 5 Techniques

1While the majority of music consumers have switched to listening to music via online streaming, the physical product endures, and mediums like vinyl have even seen a spike in popularity. That said, moving physical product remains a challenge, so we're offering up some tips on how to do it more successfully.

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Should Musicians Even Bother Making Albums Since Almost No One Is Buying Them?

recordLike it or not, we live in a singles driven music industry. A recent half-year report from Nielsen revealed that album consumption has taken a dramatic hit over the past six months, even for the industry's stars. So, should you even bother "making" an album?

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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Just Doesn’t Get It (Unless He Does?)

0001Steely Dan's Donald Fagen was recently quoted griping about how he is no longer making enough money from his recorded music, and although it's hard to feel too badly for someone as financially successful as Fagen, his frustration does provide us with an interesting snapshot of music revenue overtime.

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Warner Music Had Its Most Successful Quarter In 14 Years

Images (4)The recorded music industry has only recently gotten back on its feet after plummeting to half of its former peak. Streaming seems to have picked up the slack though, and Warner Music is seeing the results with its most successful quarter in fourteen years.

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7 Tips For Improving Merch Sales

MerchWhile physical music may not sell like it once did, the merchandise table remains an excellent way for artists at all levels of notoriety to pull in serious cash, as well as promote their music by putting their merch out into the world. Here we look at seven different ways to step up your merch game.

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Music's Top Money Makers, Where They Got It From

SkiFor all the talk of money in the music industry, it's interesting to take a step back and look at who's actually been pulling it off and raking in the real industry cash. Here we look the music business's top ten earners and where that money came from.

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TuneCore Nears $1 Billion In Payments To Indie Artists, Offers FREE Track Distribution To Celebrate

Tunecore logo newIndie music distributor TuneCore has announced that its artists are approaching the milestone of $1 billion in revenue earned solely from downloads and streams. TuneCore along with its parent corporation Believe Digital are currently actively for sale.

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5 Branding Lessons From Third Man Records

Third-Man-Logo-Entrance-1200x775After an exciting and illuminating visit to Jack White's baby, Third Man Records, Chris Robley shares some valuable insights into what made the venue/studio/record store such compelling place to visit, and how the lessons learned there can be applied to the branding of other artists.

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5 Key Qualities To Look For When Shopping For Headphones

1For the discerning listener, finding the right pair of headphones can be a challenge. In this piece we look at the five key qualities to take into account as you search for a new pair should you find your old headphones kicking the bucket.

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6 Inspirational Ideas For Upping Your Music Merch Game

1In this day and age, there's no reason any of your fans should ever walk away from a concert disappointed in the merch. Clever and innovative band merch is one of the best ways not only to earn an income from your profession, but also to make yourself memorable to fans.

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Record Store Day 2017 Top Selling Singles, Albums & More

RecordStoreDayLogoTwo legacy artists topped the sales charts for Record Store Day 2017 according to BuzzAngle. The Grateful Dead's "Vancouver 7/29/66" was the top selling album of the day, while The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" was the top selling single.

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Record Store Day 2017: A Reminder That Americans Still Buy Music

record store day 2017Did you know that one in three vinyl buyers also pays for an on-demand music subscription? Even in the age of streaming, many still want to touch, feel and own their music. Proof of that is just hours away during this Saturday's Record Store Day. 

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