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Music Promotion & Marketing

YouTube Done Right: Vaughn George

How to make a successful YouTube channel depends less on posting uber-cool videos than one might think. According to popular YouTuber Vaughn George, achieving thousands of active subscribers comes from creating a happy community where people feel at home. He

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Best Subreddits for Artists help studio engineers and artists alike
Music Recording & Production

The Best Music Subreddits for Artists

The best music subreddits for artists trade studio advice daily. We’ve done the research to help you find the very best production and music showcase subs. Whether you’re looking to share your sounds, learn how to improve them, or simply

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Music Top Picks

Best Music Subreddits for Hip Hop

The best music subreddits trade great rap and hip hop every day. We’ve done the research to discover the very best underground and indie rap subs. Learn here where to find the very best artists you’ve never heard of.

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Music Promotion & Marketing

TikTok for Artists: How to Get Famous in 60 Secs

TikTok for artists is a whole new world waiting for musicians to realize its potential. Get in early and take advantage of what TikTok can do for you.

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Music Trends & Highlights

Trending Music 2020: Our Predictions

Trending music for 2020 takes some cues from 2019, but music culture and technology move faster than ever. Stay ahead of the curve with our latest trend predictions.

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Music Trends & Highlights

New Fender Guitars, American Ultra: Make One!

New Fender guitars excite every guitarist, or at least they should. Having been making them since the 1940s, Fender continues to move guitar crafting forward in meaningful ways almost eighty years later. They know a thing or two about how

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Licensing Songs for TV
Music Trends & Highlights

Licensing Songs for TV: a DIY Artist’s Guide

Licensing songs for TV, film, advertisements or video games may seem daunting. With just a little knowledge behind you, though, you’ll be ready to get started in no time at all. Find out here how you can make money by

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YouTube Advertising for Musicians is complicated -- until you read this Ultimate Guide
Music Promotion & Marketing

YouTube Advertising for Musicians

YouTube advertising for musicians can be confusing, but it’s powerful. That’s why we’ve collected everything an indie artist should know all in one place. Discover your options and learn how to put YouTube to work for you here.

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Instagram Marketing for Independent Artists
Music Promotion & Marketing

Instagram Marketing for Indie Artists

Instagram marketing for independent artists can seem confusing or complicated, but with this ultimate guide it’s clear and simple. Learn everything from great photo content to setting up merch sales here in one convenient article.

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Music Promotion & Marketing

Artist Content for Superfans: Give What They Want

Developing the best artist content for superfans keeps your most important listeners coming back. Superfans generate massive engagement for today’s independent music artist. Read how you can meet each other’s interests.

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Music Trends & Highlights

Music Streaming Growth Continues Trend Upward

Music streaming growth is expected to continue at a boom until 2025. Knowing what’s causing the boom can help independent musicians ride the trend to success. Learn the latest hot points from this recent study now.

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Artist Touring & Booking

Artists on Tour: Your Ultimate Tour Survival Kit

Artists on tour need to know when they’re ready to go, how to book a route, how to time their travel, and how to budget their resources. This ultimate survival kit provides answers to the questions artists are asking.

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Tool Is Now on Spotify - Should Artists Stream Their Music?
Music Trends & Highlights

Tool On Spotify: Should Artists Use Streaming?

After decades of keeping their music from streaming platforms, Tool’s whole catalog is now on Spotify. Fewer artists today keep their music off streaming networks than ever before. Find out why they’re changing their minds.

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Music Copyright & Law

Music Rights: How to Sample Legally

Music rights are the beating heart of the music industry. If you use samples, even more so. This handy how-to guide explains how to sample legally out of respect for other artists.

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Pandora Amp for Independent Artists
Music Trends & Highlights

Pandora Amp for Independent Artists

Pandora AMP for independent artists has just added the ‘Catalog’ tab. Showing all your tracks with copyrights in the same place, the Catalog tab is the latest reason for artists to use AMP.

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Posted on July 16, 2019 0
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Music Promotion & Marketing

Facebook Marketing for Musicians Guide

Facebook marketing for musicians is essential. Here’s the only guide you’ll need to make your artist page and start using it effectively to increase streams, merch & ticket sales. Learn strategies for organic & paid efforts.

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Posted on June 27, 2019 0
Apple is Closing iTunes
Music Trends & Highlights

Apple Is Closing iTunes — 3 Things It’s Telling You

Apple is closing iTunes after nearly 20 years with Apple Music gaining popularity as a music streaming platform. Find out the three most important things it’s telling you to stay ahead of the indie music game.

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Posted on June 17, 2019 Comments Off on Apple Is Closing iTunes — 3 Things It’s Telling You
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Music Recording & Production

Is Streaming Changing Music Production?

Streaming is changing music production in ways artists can use to gain listeners. Learn how to guide your studio production to take advantage of streaming, so you aren’t left behind in the music streaming era.

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Posted on May 30, 2019 Comments Off on Is Streaming Changing Music Production?

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