How To Set Up An Online Release Party

As with so many aspects of live music, releasing new music can be a little different in a pandemic. Record store parties and live release shows are of course out. Continue reading

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Short Attention Spans Are Dramatically Altering Songwriting: Here’s How

As attention spans shrink, and the competition increases, today’s hits are getting shorter and shorter, and drastically changing songwriting itself in the process. Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix. Continue reading

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Are Surprise Music Releases Right For You?

While following in the footsteps of industry stars like Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny by dropping a ‘surprise’ album can be tempting, this bombshell style of releasing music isn’t always. Continue reading

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How To Sell Music To Strangers

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make money as an indie artist. IN this piece we walk through the process of gradually getting to a point where you’re. Continue reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Ingrooves Adds Africa • ADA Signs Disruptive • Moves @ Glassnote • More

In this edition of Business Of Indie, indie distributor Ingrooves expands in Africa with the purchase of Electronode, ADA signs Dutch indie label Disruptive, the Glassnote family makes two major. Continue reading

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How To Understand Fan Communities

As an artist, your fan base is ultimately critical to your success in the industry, but understanding how these communities work, and navigating your relationship with them can be complex.. Continue reading

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Electronic Frontier Foundation On New ‘Disastrous’ Copyright Proposal

Several controversial copyright bills were snuck into the recent spending package. Now the EFF looks at the latest “disastrous” copyright legislation under Congressional consideration. By Katharine Trendacosta of the Electronic. Continue reading

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10 Uncommon Secrets For Uploading, Marketing, Releasing Your Music

In this piece, music business executive and veteran Benjamin Groff shares his top ten little known secrets for uploading, promoting and releasing your music to the public for maximum success.. Continue reading

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Take The Artists Rights Watch Mechanical Licensing Collective Survey

Musician’s advocacy group Artists Rights Watch has created an anonymous 10 question survey regarding the Mechanical Licensing Collective. “We’re gathering general anonymized information about how songwriters and publishers have heard. Continue reading

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5 Strategies For Releasing New Music In 2021

Much has changed in the music industry over the past year and, following a tumultuous 2020, we’re rethinking how to release music in the coming year. In this piece, we. Continue reading

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