What Makes A Great Cover Song Great?

Performing and recording has long been a staple of the industry, but what exactly makes these recreations of familiar songs great? Here, we try and expose the framework of what. Continue reading

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Cover Songs As A Marketing Asset

For developing artists, cover songs can be an incredibly valuable marketing asset. Instantly recognizable hits or cult classics can help bridge the divide between an artist and a potential fan. Continue reading

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Conor Maynard: No, This YouTube Star Is Not The Future Of Pop Either

Given where you place your attention, you may soon be hearing quite a bit about Conor Maynard or you might not. The latest young YouTube star who got signed and. Continue reading

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Walk Off The Earth Finds Success With Unique Cover Song Videos

Leveraging the power of the cover song is a topic that fascinates me so I was particularly pleased to encounter Walk off the Earth's cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I. Continue reading

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MTT Weekly Recap: An Ode to The Beauty of Bandcamp

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud Bobby Owsinski: 4 Steps To Transition From Playing Cover Songs To Your Own Music Mark Dowdell: One Man's Ode To The Beauty Of. Continue reading

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4 Steps To Transition From Playing Cover Songs To Your Own Music

Are you playing cover songs and trying to figure out how to transition to your own music? It’s hard to get people excited to listen to your music and gain. Continue reading

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Karmin & 2CELLOS: Using Cover Songs To Find Fame And Fortune

Playing cover songs is an odd phenomenon that's often considered a crowd-pleasing yet uncreative approach to music. Yet occasionally, we see examples of cover songs done in such a unique. Continue reading

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This Week on MTT: How To Make Cash From Covers

Several great essays appeared on MTT this week: Jill Haverkamp: 6 Case Studies on Successful Online Music Marketing Alex Holz: Cash for Covers Jonathan Jaeger: Product Placement Won't Save the Music. Continue reading

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Earning Cash From Cover Songs

On Music Think Tank, Alex Holz lists several reasons for artists to play cover songs in his recent post. He compares cover songs to meeting new people via a mutual. Continue reading

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