TuneCore Turns 15 with $1.2M Daily Payments To Artists, Venue Donations

D.I.Y. digital music distributor and publishing administrator TuneCore is celebrating its 15th anniversary today. As part of the clebration TuneCore will be making donations to global organizations formed to save. Continue reading

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The Don’ts Of Putting Together An EPK

In this followup to ‘The Dos of Building an EPK,’ Hugh McIntyre looks at some all-too-common pitfalls and mistakes artists should be careful to avoid when assembling their Electronic Press. Continue reading

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The Best City For Musicians Isn’t What You’d Expect

Those familiar with the entertainment industry might expect the US music business’s leading (as it is in so many other categories) metropolis to be Los Angeles, but the actual culprit. Continue reading

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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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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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Facebook Pages redesign hides Likes, emphasizes Followers

Facebook is rolling out redesigned Facebook Pages to hide Likes, emphasize Followers, and add features that make it easier for musicians and creators to build community. New features include a. Continue reading

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Sony Acquires J. Erving’s Human Re Sources From Troy Carter’s Q&A

Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of LA-based artist distribution and services company Human Re Sources from Troy Carter’s Q&A. The company will become part of Sony’s The Orchard. 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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5 Positives For Indie Music After The Toughest Year Ever

While 2020 has been pretty universally agreed upon as a dumpster fire of year by the music industry, there were at least a few bright spots and silver linings when. Continue reading

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How To Promote Music On YouTube

In this piece we break down what exactly a YouTube channel is, and why it’s such an important promotional platform for artists, as well as how a band or musician. Continue reading

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