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Tuesday
Jul192016

10 Ways To Book More House Concerts

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

House concerts: everybody loves them, but most artists don’t know how to get them. They are the most-coveted type of gigs for singer/songwriters and acoustic bands. They don’t require a lot of promotional effort - which means less time behind your computer, and more time behind your instrument.

Yes, in the ecosystem of gigs, house concerts are king! So how do you book them? Here are some simple ways to make it happen!

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Monday
Jul182016

How Your Distributor Can Help Increase Your Revenue

We’re excited to announce our new video YouTube series Music Biz 101. The focus of the video series will be to create videos that can help our community of artist and record label learn about all the different subjects in the music industry. We ‘ll be covering topics from royalty collection, management, music marketing and more.

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Saturday
Jul162016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: DoJ Deals Devastating Blow To America's Songwriters

Friday
Jul152016

URGENT NOTICE: Department Of Justice Deals Devastating Blow To America's Songwriters

The NMPA and other songwriter and music publisher organizations have come out strongly against the recent decision by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) which dealt a massive blow to America’s songwriters. After a two year review of the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI, career lawyers who were never elected nor confirmed to their positions, led by a lawyer who previously worked with Google, determined that songwriters should have even fewer rights, less control over their intellectual property and be treated more unfairly than they already are being treated. The DOJ ignored the voices of copyright experts, members of Congress and thousands of songwriters and delivered a huge gift to tech companies who already benefit from egregiously low rates.

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Thursday
Jul142016

5 Steps To A Successful Content Marketing Campaign For Record Labels

With the evolution of streaming platforms, the music industry landscape is in a constant state of flux and the role of record labels has been questioned. With a heritage in producing records, it’s been hard for labels to adapt to the issues of diminishing production costs and recorded music revenues. In my opinion, the solution here lies in marketing.

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Wednesday
Jul132016

Lessons In Nonsensical Songwriting From Elvis – The King 

Do you write lyrics that could be considered unintelligible or nonsensical based on the laws of English? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Elvis Presley, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists to have ever lived, is famous for spitting lyrics that defied natural language or comprehension, but resonated with millions of fans around the world.

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Tuesday
Jul122016

Vintage Music In The Digital Age - Collecting Your Favorites

Ever since you were a kid, you’ve collected records. Most of your collection is in the form of long playing records and the singles that you bought every time you could find one with a picture sleeve. As much as you love your collection, it would be nice to have digital copies you could take along on the go. The good news is that you can digitize your vintage music and listen to whatever you want whenever you want.

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Monday
Jul112016

Avoiding Acoustic Treatments That Don't Work

With acoustic treatment potentially costing producers a lot of money, cheap alternatives have become popular. However, a lot of these common acoustic treatments don’t work well in studios. Here’s a list of alternatives you should avoid.

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Saturday
Jul092016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Selecting An Audio Interface

Friday
Jul082016

Tips For Selecting An Audio Interface For Your Home Studio

Ever wonder what the difference between a decent home set up and a great one is? Often the devil is in the details, and facny insturments and mics wont matter if they get all mushed before they get tracked.

The folks at Rivington Music decided to help answer the question of how to select the right interface. Selecting a good interface has to be one of the most important steps to capturing high quality audio. This audio interface is basically the sound card and this piece of hardware handles converting your audio from digital data into an analog signal, also known as digital-to-analog converter.

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Thursday
Jul072016

The Complete Guide To Email Marketing For Musicians

This post was written by Jon Ostrow and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

While social media continues to dominate the focus of online marketing discussions, there is no question that email has, is, and will continue to be the key to success for musicians. With a strong email list and a proper email marketing strategy, comes long-term success.

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Wednesday
Jul062016

7 Ways To Keep Yourself Interested In Practice

I’m a huge advocate for practicing your instrument. And as someone who loves practicing, I am well aware that keeping a regular practice schedule is exceedingly difficult.

It’s so easy for the business side of music to take priority over your practice, because frankly the practice always seems like it can wait and some other things simply can’t. It further complicates things when you have a job, if you’re on the road, or occasionally have to deal with, you know, life!

That being said, I am a big believer in regular practice because I think it has real benefits for your music career and your mental health.

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Tuesday
Jul052016

Does The Music Industry Need Publicists When We Can Go DIY?  

With more bands and artists going DIY since the revolution of the Internet, is the role of PR and publicity really still needed? The Internet has had a huge impact on the music industry. Bands and artists are now able to reach their fans more easily than they ever could before. But does this mean they can also manage their own publicity? Although the Internet has brought many benefits for bands and artists, unfortunately, it has also increased the competition. Anyone nowadays can call themselves a band or artist, and with affordable recording software, anyone can make music and upload it onto YouTube or SoundCloud. There are a lot of artists out there all vying for people’s attention. The real issue is how a band or artist can make their music stand out amongst a mist of noise.

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Saturday
Jul022016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 4 Online Marketing Mistakes Musicians Make

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