Serious Musicians Still Need To Make Albums: Here’s Why

As music consumption habits change, and listeners eschew traditional albums in favor of playlists comprising individual songs, many in the industry may be considering gravitating away from the traditional full-length. Continue reading

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Vinyl Overtakes CD Sales For First Time In 30 Years

The once mighty CD may have reigned supreme in the early 00s, but has since been on a steady downward trajectory. Meanwhile, quality conscious consumers have brought the once antiquated. Continue reading

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Your Guide To Music Merch

With concerts and touring largely on hiatus, making money in the music industry is harder than ever. Fortunately, artists still have the ability to make and market merchandise to their. Continue reading

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Vinyl Sales Surge 47% After Record Store Day Weekend #1

While it would be logical to assume that record stores would be suffering along with other retail businesses as a result of the pandemic, some numbers in from the first. Continue reading

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Streaming Still Pays 50% Less [2020 Edition]

While the streaming has been the dominant form of music consumption for quite some time now, the numbers show a music economy that still can’t compare to the financials of. Continue reading

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Bandcamp To Waive All Fees Tomorrow

Tomorrow September 3rd, a new month brings another Bandcamp Friday promotion that will see the indie music hub waive all sales in an effort to help indie artists and labels. Continue reading

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Today Is Record Store Day: STOP READING THIS AND BUY SOMETHING

STOP READING THIS and buy something from your local independent record store. NOW. Today, Saturday 8.29.2020 is the first of three #RSDDrops. Every store will have different inventory. Here is a. Continue reading

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Making The Most Of Merch Sales During A Pandemic

With tours and shows still on hold for the moment, many artists have developed creative ways to sell unique merchandise in an effort to bring in money both for themselves. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Supports Local Record Stores With Boxes Of Signed CDs

Taylor Swift has quietly shown her support of local independent record stores by quietly selling them boxes of 30 hand-signed CDs at regular price. No announcement was made of promotion. Continue reading

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How I Promoted My Free CD Offer [Brian Hazard]

In this latest piece, Brian Hazard of the project Color Theory shares the process behind (and results of) his latest free CD promotional results. Guest post by Brian Hazard of. Continue reading

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