All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

1For musicians, diversity of income is key, and you should pulling in revenue from a variety of sources, but some artists aren't even aware what all these sources are, much less how to actually cash in on them.

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3 Steps To Effective YouTube Tags

1Something artists often neglect when posting videos to YouTube is proper tagging. This is unfortunate, as tagging is often what makes the most difference when it comes to your video being discovered by an unsuspecting future fan.

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Artist's Guide To Securing Partnerships

2In this piece Angela Mastrogiacomo walks us through the ways in which artists can grow their connections in the music industry, identify opportunities and secure sponsorships/partnerships in order to grow their brand.

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6 Incredible Groups Promoting Music Education In Africa

1In this piece, Jamie Ehrenfeld highlights six amazing organizations working within the continent of Africa to promote the future of music and musical education across the 54 distinct nations.

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Show4Me Closes $12.8M Round For Music Crowdfunding, 'Fan Interaction Network'

image from res-1.cloudinary.comWefuture announced that it has closed a$12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor. The UK startup will use the funds to transition its Show4Me site from concert crowdfunding platform to a broader "music interaction network."

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If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy

image from is3-ssl.mzstatic.comYou need help with your digital strategy if you don’t understand video monetization. That's what Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert explore on the Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. Learn how to monetize your videos on Youtube and who is eligible.

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Importance Of Putting Out A Single First, Even In 2019

2In this piece, Chris Robley explains why it's essential for new artists getting their start in the industry to release a standalone single before diving headfirst into dropping a full album or event EP.

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Bandcamp Opens Brick and Mortar Record Store and Performance Space - A Look Inside

image from bandcampblog.files.wordpress.comBandcamp is opening a record shop and performance space in Oakland, California on February 1st.  The store will feature a rotating selection of 99 records that showcase "the diversity and design" of the five million available on Bandcamp.

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House Of Blues New Artists Program Applications Open

image from celebrityaccess.comApplications are open for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2019 Bringing Down the House. The four city program helps emerging musicians navigate the music industry, learn music business strategies and develop the knowledge and confidence need to build a career in the industry, both on and off the stage.

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Spotify Updates Preferred Distributor List

Spotify new rectangleUPDATE: Spotify has refreshed it's official list of preferred distributors and renamed its "Other Preferred" designation. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks.

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How To Take Advantage Of Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes...

1As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors have been forced to rethink their marketing strategy entirely. Here we look at memes have and could potentially be tapped as an effective marketing platform.

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How To Geo-Target Your Mailchimp Emails Automatically

1Email lists are an essential marketing resource for artists but keeping them in tip top organizational shape can be next to impossible. That said, segmenting your email list based on geolocation is still something you can make happen, and doing so can do wonders for your open rates.

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SXSW Adds Keynote, Featured Speakers For 2019

Sxsw-2019SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.

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How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams [Emily White]

Emily-White by Adrian BuckmasterEXCLUSIVE ADVANCE LOOK: Emily White has deep first hand knowledge of how to build a sustainable music career from her years an an artist manager, consultant and more. She's shared some of that knowledge from the stages of countless conferences including MIDEM and SXSW and in a Billboard cover story. Her new book, How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams, brings all of that knowledge together in a single volume.

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UCLA Law School Offers Music Community Free Legal Advice

FreeUCLA's  Music Industry Clinic (MIC) is offering free legal services for qualifying musicians and other members of the music industry. MIC provides UCLA Law students with the opportunity to represent clients in real-life music transactional matters under the supervision of experienced music attorneys.

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5 Collaborative Opportunities Most Musicians Are Missing

2With a brand new year comes a whole host of new opportunities for collaborating with your industry peers. Here we look at five such collaborative options you won't want to miss out on.

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19 Marketing Predictions From Music Industry Experts

1In this piece nineteen different experts in fields ranging from musician to author to podcast host, weigh in with their marketing predications for the music industry in 2019, and what artists can do to prepare for the year.

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Why I Ditched Music Streaming Services (For Now) And Bought A 1-800 Number

1Here one innovative music biz self-starter explains how successfully he eschewed traditional streaming service in favor of an incredibly old-school marketing tactic using, drum roll, the telephone.

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Is Podcasting's Bubble About To Burst Or Just Catching Its Breath?

1Following its explosion in popularity, podcasting has established itself as a lead player in the audio renaissance. But can this platform continue to keep growing? Low barriers to entry have led to a crowded content field, leaving some in the industry concerned about its future.

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Maximum Rocknroll Will End Print Publication After 36 Years

image from upload.wikimedia.orgPunk magazine Maximum Rocknroll is shutting down its print edition  later this year after 36 years and more than 400 issues. The San Francisco based publication began life as a radio show in 1977, and in 1982 added a monthly print magazine to cover the burgeoning d.i.y. and indie label punk scene.

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Fans Want To Understand An Artist's Creative Process

1What we consume as the final product of an artist's creative effort typically fails to communicate the process and often struggle that goes into it. Here we explore the value of sharing the creative process, and how it helps fans gain greater understanding of not just the music, but the artist behind it.

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How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

2While the process of group-writing a song is not a new concept, a recent look at the Top Ten hits suggests that having more songwriters involved in the creation of a song can improve its chances of topping the charts.

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5 Tips For Preparing To Release New Music [Podcast]

image from cdn.pixabay.comIn this new episode of the Music Biz Weekly Podcast,  Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss an article that Jay wrote for Soultracks.com, 5 Basic Tips: Preparing to Release New Music.

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Music Health Alliance Saved Music Community $40M In Health Care Costs

1In a recent announcement, the Nashville, TN non-profit Music Health Alliance revealed that they have successfully saved the music community more than $40 million in healthcare costs during the course of the past six years, helping over 9,700 clients.

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Event Marketing Will Change In 2019: Here's How

2As 2019 gets underway, the public's appetite for live events shows no signs of waning. While this is great news for your next show or festival, a thriving live economy means it's more important than ever to make your event stand out. Here we look at some key strategies that will help you come out on top.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Resources • Music Career • Inspiration • More

MTTRecapNewThis week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared five innovative resources for bands in a band, weighed in on whether music could actually be a good career choice, looked at the ways in which intelligent artists seek inspiration, and more.

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Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded

InstagramIn this edition of Decoded, our fiends at AWAL look at the trends and hidden tricks shaping entertainment inside the Facebook owned and operated social media crown jewel that is Instagram.

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