Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiOur tips and advice for those independent artists trailblazing their own path this week covered a comprehensive breakdown of effective email marketing, how to gather your first five thousand followers on SoundCloud, a beginners guide to building an audience, and much more!

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Remote Collaboration • Millennials • Online Mixing • More

MTTRecapNewThis week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on the future of remote music collaboration, the ways in which millennials are changing the music industry, how to find the right mixing engineer for your project, and more.

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Artists Gaining Fake Spotify Plays From Unexpected Source

1Artists have been finding ways to game the system since the digital age began, often in the form of purchasing likes or subscriptions, but streaming isn't immune either. Here we look at the tactics employed by some artists to dramatically boost their streaming numbers.

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What To Do If No One Comes To Your Show [plus A 30% Off Discount Code]

3Anyone involved with putting on a concert wants to see a packed house, but no matter how hard you try, things don't always work out. Here Martin Atkins looks at some last minute tips for what to do if your show ends up minimally attended that can soften the blow.

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Pirate Studios Raises $20M For Self-Serve Music Studios

pirate studiosPirate Studios has raised $20 million in new finding for its growing network of self-serve high tech music studios. Pirate operates  350 studios in 21 locations in London, New York and Berlin, with plans to grow internationally.

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The S.T.A.G.E.S. Of Email Marketing [PT. 6]

1In this sixth and final part of a multi-part series breaking down the ins and outs of email marketing, Cheryl B. Engelhardt focuses on how artists can use their email marketing strategy to actually monetize (or "Sell") their work.

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Did Spotify Just Signal An Investment In The Orchard?

Orchard LogoDid Spotify just share a big hint that is is investing in The Orchard?  Days before the streamer announced an investment and partnership with DistroKid, it prominently featured the DIY distributor as the only logo on a page announcing its Spotify Preferred Distributor program. 

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7 Tips On How Gather Your First 5,000 Followers On SoundCloud

1While SoundCloud has certainly become a powerhouse for musicians looking to spread their music and promote their brand, the accessibility of the sight has caused it to quickly become overcrowded with artists vying for fans and attention. This added challenge means that a solid, actionable strategy is a necessity when it comes to gaining a critical mass of followers on the site.

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Spotify, SoundGirls Launch ‘EQL Directory' Global Database Of Women In Audio, Music Production

EQL DirectorySpotify and Soundgirls have partnered to launch The EQL Directory ,  global database of women working behind the scenes in music and audio. Any woman  can add their name and those looking to hire a more inclusive creative team can find professionals in their area.

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Beginner's Guide To Building An Audience

1As an artist, building an audience is one of the hardest and most important things to do, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here we look at helpful comprehensive beginner's guide to successfully growing an audience from the ground up.

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How I Created A $300 Fan Generated Music Video

1While creating music videos is an important segment of an artist's music promotion, such endeavors are frequently expensive and time-consuming. In this interview Ariel Hyatt speaks with Eli Lev about how he did things a little more frugally with the help of fans.

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Marketing Music In 2018: Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit

1In an effort to come together and share and discuss the current state of music marketing in 2018, Music Ally hosted an all-day Sandbox Summit conference, pulling in music industry leaders from across the global digital marketing space. Here we look at a breakdown of the day's events and what was learned from some of the key speakers.

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On Spotify, A Follow Is More Powerful Than A Pre-Save

1There are many options to promote music on Spotify, and while they all have their pros and cons, some strategies are more effective than others. CD Baby's Chris Robley illustrates why artists should focus on follows rather than pre-saves.

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Want More People At Your Gigs? Send Gig Reminder Emails

1Despite how great your fans may be, they can't be counted on to know when all your upcoming gigs are, and need a little gentle reminding in order to get them through the venue door. Here we look at an email reminder strategy that won't irritate fans but can help keep a show on their radar.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiThis week we deliverance a slew of wisdom to independent, do-it-yourself artists on how to better monetize your music online, how to take advantage of the marketing power of Facebook, how to get the ultimate optimized music video on YouTube, and much, much more!

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What Spotify's Personalization Strategy Can Teach Us

spotify discover weeklyThe degree of personalization offered to Spotify users is what the executives credit the streaming services massive growth to, and is something which anyone hoping to market their brand should take into account. Here we look at what bands and artists can glean from personalization strategy used at Spotify.

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Eventbrite Music Launches To Serve Indie Venues, Promoters

eventbrite logo 2018Indie ticketer Eventbrite has launched Eventbrite Music, a new platform for independent music venues, promoters and festivals that includes technology from the company's 2017 acquisitions of Ticketfly and ticketscript. The Ticketfly brand will be phased out entirely next year, according to multiple reports.

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The Power Of The Playlist: Is It Overblown?

1Among artists releasing music this days, it's fairly common to see them sink a lot of promotional resources into trying to gain a coveted placement on one of Spotify's major playlists, the theory being that such a prominent placement will make a band's career, but is this really the case?

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8 Tools To Help You Monetize Your Music Online

2Being an entrepreneuring artist in 2018 is still incredibly hard, but has some advantages as well, particularly in the monetary department. Here we look at eight tools that can help you to get your music out there an heard, and bring in a little cash while doing it.

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LANDR Artists Pass 2 Million As Platform Evolves

Landr-new-logoLANDR announced that more than 2 million musicians have used its music creation platform. The 2 million milestone comes alongside the launch of  an updated creative platform designed to build community and offer a toolkit of services.

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Taking Advantage Of The Marketing Power Of Facebook (In Just 5 Minutes)

1If you're feeling as though you've hit a wall with your ticket sales, the answer to your struggles could lie in the form of Facebook Events. Here we look at three ways DIY artists can boost attendance through their use of Facebook Events.

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