Little tweaks in your social media strategy and simple messages, tweets, or emails can make a surprisingly large impact on your music career. And those little changes can add up to something game-changing.
In many ways, YouTube’s dominance in the online video space familiarly echoes Apple’s historic dominance in the downloads market – plenty wish to compete given such an obvious demand, but few companies are capable of taking on such a behemoth. Times have changed.
Compared to individual posts, Facebook’s Pages receive far less traffic, however they are often the first stop for someone new to your brand - are you making the most of each impression?
In a world that has permanently shifted to instant news consumption, the internet is king in getting information to consumers. Cutting through a intensely saturated market is increasingly challenging, but Sam Friedman offers these tips from his post on Sonicbids Blog.
This time of year means music conference after music conference. For an indie musician, this means countless opportunities to learn and network. Singer and songwriter Elaine Romanelli shares the second installment of three on how to get the most out of music conferences with tips from our friend, publicist Ariel Hyatt.
Snapchat has been very public about its music ambitions, including rumored talks to start a label or to buy Taylor' Swift's Big Machine records in tandem with Apple. Today those tune-driven dreams took a concrete step forward with the addition of music to the ultra-popular messaging app. Beware the coming lip sync apocalypse.
When it comes to your music career, it's not all about generating sales and making money. You do it for the joy, the creative satisfaction, and the positive impact your music has on people's lives. But creating revenue is important. Learn how with this excerpt from Bob Baker's The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less.
Have you heard of Midem? It's the leading annual music industry event in Europe, and it will take place in Cannes, France on June 5-8, 2015. Over 6000 music tech people, managers, agents, labels and publishers come together to exchange information and do business. Midem is a four day, multi-faceted event. It includes a conference of educational talks, exhibition booths, a live music festival, networking events, as well as several competitions for artists, their promotional teams, and music tech startups.
I’ve been part of the DIY musical community for nearly 10 years, creating my own label, booking agency, PR team, being active in social media and speaking at conferences and writing blogs on how to survive and thrive as an independent musician. But lately, I have been talking with colleagues about the approach we have been advocating over the years and I have come to some new conclusions.
Michael and Carissa Alvarado of the group Us the Duo, otherwise known as Vine's first viral music sensation, first graced the internet with a #6SecondCover of John Legend's "All of Me" in 2013. An instant hit, the couple's account gained over 1 million followers in 30 days. 3.4 million additional followers later and a record deal with Republic Records in hand, the Alvarado's reminisce on what they feel in large part was an accidental start of their career.
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