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Monday
Jun112018

Here Are The Top 2 Music Accessories You Need This Summer

For music lovers, though, summer simply isn’t the same without these two accessories: a Bluetooth speaker and a pair of great of headphones.

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Saturday
Jun092018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Will Playlists Kill Albums?

Thursday
Jun072018

Will Playlists Kill Off Albums?

There’s a playlist for every occasion, and whether you get on a Spotify playlist can determine the success of your songs. Let’s take a look at the possibility of playlists rendering albums obsolete.

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Wednesday
Jun062018

7 Ways To Engage More Fans On Twitter

Have you checked out the list of 100 most popular musicians on Twitter? Twitter is all about creating a connection with the audience, and that’s exactly why it’s so valuable. 
So how do you do it? What if you’re not as famous as Lady Gaga? She has 78.4 million followers on Twitter at this point, and the level of engagement on her profile is huge. Does this mean you should make peace with the fact that you’re not popular enough to start using Twitter? Absolutely not!
Twitter can be a massive aspect of your personal branding efforts. We’ll suggest 7 ways to engage more audience on this social media platform.

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Tuesday
Jun052018

How To Choose The Perfect Music For Your Video

There are a lot of important elements that go into creating a successful video, but one that many often overlook (or don’t put any thought to until the last second) is music.  

Music can hugely impact the mood of your video, and that, in turn, can have an effect on its success.  

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Tuesday
Jun052018

4 Easy Transportation Methods For Your Band’s Next Tour

One thing that you may fail to consider as you start booking gigs for your band is how you are going to get to all of your gigs. If you have only small instruments, it may be easy to pile everyone into a sedan and pop guitars in the trunk. However, most bands have larger equipment, including microphones, speakers, cables and other items that can take up quite a bit of room. Here are four other options that can help you get from your home or practice space to a gig whether it is just across town or across the country.

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Monday
Jun042018

Getting Your Solo Music Career Started

This article by Kenneth Estrada y Santiago originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Over the last 15 years, I’ve been part of seven different musical projects. I’ve played in all kinds of bands: a shoegaze trio, an experimental metal duo, an electronic pop group, an indie rock band, an ambient octet, a punk rock quartet, and a German teen pop group.

I ended up leaving all of them. Why? For various reasons, sure, but all with the same thread of ambition attached: I had a vision for myself and my own music making that these projects weren’t entirely satisfying. I wanted to write my own songs. But most importantly, I didn’t want to fight for every single idea I had in my head anymore.

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Saturday
Jun022018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts

Friday
Jun012018

Digital Music Distribution To China

Musicinfo advocates independent musicians by connecting them to digital distribution and social media services in China.

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Wednesday
May302018

Brand New Book - How To Succeed With Self-Produced Concerts

For musical artists who are just breaking in, or experienced performers who have been at it a long time, this book is a helpful tool to manage the new era of independent music: This guide will show you how to take control of your ability to find or create new places to play, book venues on your own, be your own agent, manager, promoter and publicist. This means taking control of all aspects of the touring business and having a system in place that will greatly increase your proficiency to make it work.

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Tuesday
May292018

How To Promote Your Demo Online Without A Budget

In 2018, it’s much easier for up-and-coming creative artists to find their way to their audience with zero promotion budget and not being contracted with monopoly labels. Along with streaming services and indie labels, a completely new phenomenon is being introduced into the music industry: a community label named Younk.

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Monday
May282018

Are You Treating Your Production Cost Like A Business Would?

One of the best parts of taking your passion project to the next level and treating it as a business is that you are able to take advantages of the tax write off that goes into running your business. Yet many new entrepreneur-musicians struggle to fully benefit from this. Especially shocking given the equipment that goes into production is one of the largest cost to your business. Write that new mixer off baby!

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Saturday
May262018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Music PR

Friday
May252018

It's Time To Reconsider Our Approach To Music PR

Earlier this year we wrote an article urging unsigned bands to stop wasting their money on radio pluggers. The article might have annoyed a few pluggers but hey! more importantly it resonated with artists who unanimously agreed that their financial outlay was not returned by direct promotional value. In the article we proposed an alternative approach that focused on fans, social media and Spotify.

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