Creative Methods Of Releasing Your Music

Although sometimes thought of as dirty word, marketing in the current era can not only help artists foster a fan connection, but also be a fun and interesting experience for. Continue reading

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Growing Your Confidence As A Songwriter

While the extended period of social isolation has provided a unique opportunity for musicians to double-down on their songwriter, too much introspective time alone with one’s thoughts can also be. Continue reading

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Ben Folds 2020: A Case Study For Indie Musicians

As with so many artists, indie musician Ben Folds was mid-tour in Australia when the pandemic hit. Here we look at some important lessons other artists can take away from. Continue reading

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Songwriters & ‘Blues Hammer’ Syndrome

Studying your musical idols can be important to your development as an artist, but focusing too much on the work of others can also lead to excessive mimickery, and even. Continue reading

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Conversations With Creatives: Identity, Intersectionality & Queerness

In and effort to elevate and ally with marginalized communities, The Orchard recently held two panels on what it means to be an ally. Here, we look at an actionable. Continue reading

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Why Sharing Your Creative Process Is Important [Video]

While many perpetuate the idea that entertainment consumers only want to experience a refined final product, the reality is that fans and customers often wish to understand the creative process. Continue reading

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Austin Kleon Says “Rip Off Other Musicians” (And He’s Right)

The idea of “stealing like an artist” has been around for a while, and can be as effectively applied to music as any other art form. Here we look at. Continue reading

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7 Free Apps Musicians Can Use To Remain Creative At Home

Over the years, apps have become a huge asset in allowing artists to remain creative while on the go or, in the current state of things, while trapped at home.. Continue reading

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3 Tips For Staying Creative In Difficult Times

While stress and anxiety can often make it difficult to find motivation, creative outlets can also be a valuable tool for making it through challenging periods, much like the one. Continue reading

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Why Musicians Should Forget The Numbers, Focus On Making Great Music In 2020

As the music economy has continued to grow and change over the last decade, bands and artists not have more access than ever to metrics and numbers through which they. Continue reading

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