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Saturday
Aug012015

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: The Email That Will Get You Access To Anyone

Tuesday
Jul282015

The Email That Will Get You Access To Anyone

Somebody always has something that you want.

  • Better distribution methods
  • A particular person’s contact info
  • Knowledge you want to have in your brain
  • Etc
  • Etc
  • Etc

It’s just a matter of getting access to it. For me and lots of other independent artists, emails are the most efficient way to go about this, and this one email in particular has opened a lot of doors. 

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Sunday
Jul262015

Taylor Swift Made The Choice To Not Fight YouTube

You may know very well the story of Taylor Swift going against Apple and Spotify because these two decided to stream artists’ music without paying them any, or very little, royalties. After Taylor Swift pulled her entire repertoire from Spotify and called Apple out for originally not intending to pay publishers, labels or artists during the free three-month trial, she finally made up with Apple. Following a quite restless time, Swift tweeted she is putting her album on Apple Music ‘and happily so’.

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Friday
Jul242015

Feeling Overwhelmed? How To Take Charge Of Your To Do List

Who’s heard the advice “you need to be a CEO, as well as an artist, to have a successful music career”? If you haven’t yet, you will. It’s good advice, a reminder that to succeed in music, it’s not enough just to have talent, you need to have what CEOs have - a vision for success, and the ability to set up and run an effective business. But the reality is, even this is not enough. On a day to day basis, what’s most important is acting not just as a CEO of your own brand or company, but as a COO – a Chief Operating Officer.

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Friday
Jul242015

30-Day Songwriting Challenge Free For MTT Community

 

The 30 Day Songwriting Challenge is designed to professional songwriters accomplish a daily songwriting routine without getting derailed by distractions, bad habits, or the enemy inside their brain - resistance.

The challenge offers songwriters the opportunity to show up every day, write for a specific amount of time, and share the work to a closed community of supportive musicians.

Created by Stephanie Carlin, director of Brooklyn-based songwriting school Free Spirits Music, this course is being offered at no cost to aspiring songwriters and professional songwriters. 

Every day, participants receive:

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Friday
Jul242015

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Increase The Probability Of Getting Featured

Wednesday
Jul222015

Increase The Probability Of Getting Featured

As technology is growing and becoming much more accessible all over the world, more Record Labels and Artists are getting their Music Production hats on and releasing music to the world. The thrill of seeing the material out on stores such as Beatport, iTunes, Google Play, and others is a great feeling but then the artist and record label begin to realize there is not enough attention that is needed and begin to ask, how can I get featured and get a banner on Beatport or iTunes and others?

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Wednesday
Jul222015

The Art of DJing | Getting Into The Hobby

For many musicians music is a way of life, but for aspiring DJs music can be more than just that: Music is an obsession. 

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Tuesday
Jul212015

"Break A Leg". Dave Grohl Creates A Limited Edition Of Merch

It seems like everybody heard about Dave Grohl’s accident in Sweden and how it created a massive buzz. First going on stage after the injury, than - an epic Iron Throne that saved the following gigs.
But the story has no ending and Foo Fighters’ team created a limited edition of merch dedicated to this accident.

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Tuesday
Jul212015

Me, Me, Me, vs. Free, Free, Free

We are in transition, and at an impasse on a couple of major issues that affect each other. Having written about both items for 19 years, I’m considering whether further writing is warranted. Perhaps it’s time to accept that nothing will change.

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Monday
Jul202015

How To Film Your Own Music Video On A Budget

This is my latest video for my song Lighthouse. I spend about the same amount on most of my videos - £0. At times I cough up some extra money for props or pay for travel, but my initial investment is usually enough to kick out a quality music video. The initial investment can be expensive, but it will definitely save you a lot of money in the long run. It will, however, cost you a great deal of time.

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Sunday
Jul192015

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Is Music Business Automation Next?

Thursday
Jul162015

Want To Get In The Industry? Become An Audio Engineer

The dream of being a rock star eludes most of us. Fortunately, you can work and succeed in the music industry. Being an audio engineer, you can have a huge impact on recording, mixing, editing, and much more.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Is Music Business Automation Next?

The Post Is Music Business Automation Next first aired on this Music Business Blog.

Your Music Business now fits in the palm of your smart hand.

The Modern Music Business (technically) now exists in the cloud.

In the modern world, your music business condenses down into a collection of systems and processes working together to power each phase of The Project Life-cycle.

Many of us are unfamiliar with the technology and tools available-but it’s about high time we stepped our game up.

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