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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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Tuesday
Oct022018

Streaming For Musicians: The Data That Matters Most

This post by Lisa Occhino originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

As we’re sure you’ve heard countless times over the last several years, the chances of making a living solely off of streaming income are slim to none. But does that mean that making your music available on streaming services is pointless? Far from it.

Major platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music have begun rolling out robust dashboards for artists to not only track and analyze how your songs are performing, but also to provide you with invaluable streaming data that can help you understand who your audience is, where to tour, how to most effectively spend your marketing dollars, and much more.

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Monday
Oct012018

No One Told Us We Had A Radio Hit In Poland!

When it comes to radio, the music industry is still primarily based on reporting. This means that mistakes and inaccuracies happens all the time. My vision is to have to a transparent music industry where music usage is based on monitoring, instead of reporting, so that in the future every artist will get compensated accurately and fairly.

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Saturday
Sep292018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: A Great Venue