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Friday
Oct192018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Hit Song

Friday
Oct192018

First Look: Highlights From The Q3 Hit Song Trend Report

First Look: Highlights from the Q3 2018 Hit Song Trend Report Later this month, Hit Songs Deconstructed will release its Q3 2018 Trend Report, which provides an in-depth look at the compositional trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. To download a complimentary PDF with highlights from this report, visit https://www.hitsongsdeconstructed.com/Q32018Trends

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Wednesday
Oct172018

The Best Ways A Local Band Can Seem More Professional (On The Cheap)

If you’re in a local band, you know how hard it can be to get people to care about your band. You pound the pavement putting up flyers. You send event invites to all of your Facebook friends and spam them with Soundcloud links. You tell all of your coworkers that you’re in a band. 

And after all of this, you might get a few people to actually check out your page or go to a show. And if your band looks amateurish or sloppy, there’s a good chance that they’ll go right back to ignoring you.

It’s not necessarily your fault. Most people are used to their music being highly produced. Local music can be a little rough around the edges for their tastes.

But there are ways you can make your band seem more professional—even without a big studio budget behind you.

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Why Uploading Your Music Online Doesn’t Get You Tons Of New Fans

Gaining tons of people to hear your music takes more than just uploading it to common music websites. Here is what you should do in addition to this:

The first thing to do is know that there is much more to getting new music fans that just putting your songs on a website online and waiting for people to check them out. This is one of the most frequent methods musicians use, and it isn’t very effective.

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Monday
Oct152018

Halloween's Scariest Songs Aren't What You'd Expect

With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve taken a look at the music which disguises itself as a soothing bedtime song for young children, but actually has much closer connections to Halloween than you might realise.

Mattress Online have discovered that the lyrics of lullabies are often as creepy as even the scariest Halloween movies.

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Saturday
Oct132018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Flatter Unsigned Artists

Friday
Oct122018

AWAL Flatter Unsigned Artists And Inhibit Independence

Every unsigned musician wants the same thing: Someone to listen to their music, love their music and help them make a career from their music. This quest for the life changing moment is perfectly dramatised by shows like the X-Factor who make it sound so perfect and simple. You rock-up to an audition, sing your heart out and you become a star.

However, what these shows don’t explain is the business model behind the glamour. Who is paying? How does the artist gets paid? and does this actually represent a good deal for the artist? FYI signing away a large percentage of your future income for all previous and future releases without any guaranteed you’ll make final is unlikely to be a good deal.

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Thursday
Oct112018

Ticket Brokers vs Resellers | What's The Difference

It doesn’t take long for things to get murky on the internet. Words bend, blend and get all sorts of switched around depending on who is doing the talking and what point they’re trying to make. So, while the internet is no doubt a revolutionary thing that spreads more information to more people than ever could have had it in the past, it also spreads misinformation just as fast (or many times as fast, if you believe that old adage about the boots.)

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Wednesday
Oct102018

iHaveit - A New Vinyl Music Collectors And Trading Platform

Launched in June 2018, www.ihaveit.io provides a exciting new one stop place for music lovers to buy, sell, collect and work out the financial value of their Vinyl Records, CD’s and Tape Cassettes.

It has received a lot of interest since the launch with over 1.5million views of vinyl records and CD’s already.

The founder is Michael Veenswyk , he describes iHaveit as “a platform dedicated to music lovers, akin to a hybrid Amazon come eBay, but with a lot of music collecting features and functions specific only to music lovers”.

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Tuesday
Oct092018

4 Ways You Can Make Your Own Happiness In Life Using Music

How have you been feeling lately? If you’ve been a little lost, lonely, or sad, you’re not alone. Everybody goes through rough patches in life. And if you’re currently in the middle of one, you’re probably wondering how you can get back to your happy place.

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Tuesday
Oct092018

Running A Band From A Project Management Perspective

Find out how to avoid the pitfalls of managing a band like it’s a business; start here, and you’ll be able to move ahead with creating great material, playing great shows, and linking up with the best people in the music industry.

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Saturday
Oct062018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Branding

Friday
Oct052018

What Is Branding? A Guide For Independent Musicians

One word that is often associated with marketing is Branding. What is a brand? If you ask most people, they’ll tell you that branding is about your colors, product names and logo. These people are wrong. Let’s look a little closer at what makes up your brand.

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Wednesday
Oct032018

Tagging Fail: How To Keep Your Music Venue Free Of Graffiti

While bouncers and indoor surveillance cameras do a good job of protecting your music venue and the guests inside of it, you may be overlooking the outside of your club. Night after night, the outside walls of your business run the risk of serving as a graffiti artist’s canvas. Graffiti is unsightly and sometimes difficult to remove, so it’s important you take steps to prevent problems.

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