How Streaming Bots Are Wrecking Independent Musicians’ Careers

Unsurprisingly, artists’ desperate quest to gain as many Spotify streams as possible has led to the rise of streaming bots, and their manipulation of the streaming numbers has resulted in. Continue reading

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7 Common Independent Music Misconceptions

The journey of an independent artist is a challenging one and, as such, many myths and misconceptions have been perpetuated about the business and what it takes to be successful.. Continue reading

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Songs Are Like Golden Eggs, But Who Has An Eye On The Goose? [Keith Jopling]

Song catalogs are being sold at record high prices. But how do these new owners plan to use their new expensive acquisitions to turn a profit? By Keith Jopling, Consulting. Continue reading

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Quick Music Release Formula And How It Jumped To Radio

As with so much of the music industry, the way in which we release music has changed dramatically over the past few years, with a new ‘quick release’ formula that. Continue reading

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5 Indicators Fans Are Meaningfully Engaging With Your Music

Without a screaming audience in front of you, it can sometimes be difficult to gauge whether or not you and your music are really clicking with listeners. Here, we look. Continue reading

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Promise Of A New Year: Staying Focused In 2021

After the draining inferno of 2020, bands and artists are looking ahead to 2021 with some combination of trepidation and cautious optimism. In this piece, we offer some tips on. Continue reading

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When Will The New Mechanical Licensing Collective Pay Me?

The Mechanical Licensing Collective is now essentially the sole mechanical licensing/royalty go-between in the US, and artists are wondering when and how the MLC plans to pay them. Guest post. Continue reading

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Top 5 Affordable Recording Software Options

When it comes to recording music, there are quite a few options out there, but a choice few have risen to the top as ‘industry standards.’ Here, we examine the. Continue reading

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How Parkinson’s Law Turns Good Musicians Into Great Musicians

When it comes your music career, dreaming isn’t enough to make you complete your goals. Here, we explore how a seventy year old business theory can help you achieve the. Continue reading

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What You Need To Copyright Music

As an artist, keeping your intellectual property safe is a peak priority, and for musicians, that means copyrighting your music. In this piece, we detail why copyrighting your music is. Continue reading

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