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Friday
May242019

Tips For Successfully Recruiting New Band Members

When you need to find a new band member, it can feel frustrating, overwhelming, and upsetting. Like it or not, your band will probably change at some point, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. Whether you need a new member because your bassist left in a huff, your drummer moved away, or your vocalist didn’t appreciate the band’s shift from country music to heavy metal, having a few search strategies up your sleeve can help immensely.

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Thursday
May232019

How To Be Thankful You're A Part-Time Musician

Complaining is just too easy. Especially when you don’t have what you want. 

Example: being a part-time musician.

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Wednesday
May222019

Find Your Fans: Using Data To Analyze Your Audience

Whether you like it or not, every social media site and music streaming platform is collecting loads of data about their users. This information can be used to your advantage to draw powerful insights about your audience.

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Wednesday
May222019

Music Royalties Explained: Where To Register To Get All Your Music Royalties

The right song, registered correctly, can pay your bills for the rest of your life if you’re lucky. The problem is that music royalties are complicated, and many artists don’t know where to register to collect all the royalties they may be owed. Here are the 5 places you need to register to ensure you’re being paid properly:

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Monday
May202019

How Are Music Festivals Becoming More Environmentally Friendly And Sustainable?

Summer is fast approaching, and with it festival season. For the average festival goer, this season is a time of rocking out to your favorite bands, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the all-round good summer vibes. But for the environment, festivals often mean masses of people, large amounts of energy waste, tons of plastic and other trash left behind and other negatively affecting factors — all of which remain overlooked by the everyday reveler.  With the state of our planet quickly deteriorating, it’s no longer acceptable to ignore the environmental impact of these sorts of gatherings.

 

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Saturday
May182019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Grueling Show

Wednesday
May152019

Musician's Malady: 4 Ways To Relax After A Grueling Show 

Most of a musician’s time is spent honing their craft, preparing for shows, and playing performances. However, once the shows are over, it can be hard for musicians to handle the inevitable crash felt after riding that live music high. Musicians looking to overcome this musician’s malady should try the following ideas.

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Tuesday
May142019

8 Best Ways To Promote Your Music 

Do you enjoy making music? If yes, we definitely understand you because it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. It gives you the pleasure of creation and lets you express your deepest thoughts, ideas, and feelings. However, finding your place in the music sun is everything but easy.

An industry report conducted by the Next Big Sound shows that over 90% of all artists worldwide can be considered undiscovered. What does it mean? Well, most musicians simply cannot win over the new audiences and increase the number of listeners.

The competition in this field is extremely harsh, so you should try to use state of the art marketing channels in order to reach the target audience. It’s a long and challenging process, but we will help you get through it by presenting the eight best ways to promote your music in 2019.

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Monday
May132019

MusicThinkTank: Call For Submissions!

A big thank you to all for their devoted readership and the valuable and insightful content that so many of you have shared! Without your contributions, Music Think Tank would not exist. If you have something to say about the music industry, be it how-to advice or thoughtful commentary, please consider contributing a post to MTT. Remember to review the submission guidelines posted on the MTT open page before posting.

Thank you in advance for your submissions, we greatly look forward to reviewing and sharing your content with the music business community!


 

Monday
May132019

6 Benefits Of Playing House Concerts Over Bar Gigs

Guest post by Patrick McGuire of Soundfly’s Flypaper

When musicians set out to dominate the world with their music, they usually envision playing to sold-out stadiums and amphitheaters of screaming fans, not living rooms in front of only a handful of attentive listeners. But believe it or not, for lots of artists, house shows end up being more beneficial and sustainable than ones played at traditional venues, and organizations like Sofa Concerts are trying to connect more artists with even more opportunities to everyone’s benefit.

If you’re an indie touring musician who’s used to a certain type of environment, and you still need some convincing, here are six great reasons why you should play more house shows.

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Friday
May102019

Why Music Brings Pleasure: Demystified

In fact, composers of symphonies, rock / pop music, soundtracks and TV ads all know how to tune into the mood of their audience through musical notes and cadences that can alternate between expressions of disparate feelings: from sadness to depression, to feelings of euphoria, joy and joviality.

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Tuesday
May072019

10 Music Festivals Around The World: Exciting But Unheard Of

Guest post by Eva of Blue Oceans PR

From India to China and Lithuania - here’s a list of the most interesting music festivals around the world

April 5, 2019. Here are 10 of the best festivals around the world that most people have never hear about, collected by travel website Smart Lemur.

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Monday
May062019

How Many Spotify Streams Do You Need To Afford An Iron Man Suit?

You Need To Get 2,521,621,250,000 Streams On Spotify To Buy An Iron Man Suit. That is according to this Spotify Song Streaming Calculator.

It’s not a secret that musicians are paid very little on popular streaming services like Spotify, Pandora and even Apple Music. The pay is so little there are even rumblings of a potential “Musician’s Union,” as reported by Rolling Stone.

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Saturday
May042019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Home Recording Studio