Why A Spotify ‘Tip Jar’ Is A Bad Idea

In and effort to make streaming more profitable for bands and artists, an idea has been floated around for Spotify to set up a digital “tip jar” for artists, allowing. Continue reading

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Gig Quote Calculator For Bands, Artists

When working as an independent musician, there will inevitably be a good amount of tedious grunt work to do other than performing music. While we can’t get rid of all. Continue reading

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Major Labels Now Earn $1 Million Every Hour From Streaming

While there’s still some debate over whether streaming is profitable for artists, it seems pretty clear that the major labels are at least raking it in, with new data showing. Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About Music Advances

For artists who have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into their work, finally getting the financial validation of an advance can be an exciting moment, but as with so. Continue reading

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YouTube Reports $15 Billion In Revenue, CEO Wants More – Where’s Ours?

YouTube’s annual revenue exceeded $15 billion in 2019. Even so, the CEO suggests there’s significantly more room for growth, leading some to question where their piece of the pie is.. Continue reading

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How To Raise Money For A Tour

Almost every artist and performer dreams of going on tour. In addition to be a fun and life changing experience, touring can also be a great way to gain exposure. Continue reading

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Should I Take It Or Not? The 7Fs Of Payment

As a band or artist, particularly one just starting out, you may get asked to play gigs or shows that simply aren’t worth it. Here we look at the 7. Continue reading

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How To Make A Living From A Career In Music

While many of those who seek a career in the music business may dream of stardom, others are more practical in their ambitions, instead pursuing an industry career where they. Continue reading

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How Many Spotify Streams Are Necessary To Live Above The Poverty Line?

The royalties earned off of Spotify streams are notoriously low, but do provide some income to artists. So just how many plays does it take for a musician to live. Continue reading

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Be Prepared: Unexpected Expenses Musicians Should Be Ready For

As a musician you’re often operating on a tight budget, and as a result an unanticipated expense can often throw a series wrench in your career plans. Here we look. Continue reading

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