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Entries in music industry (70)

Thursday
Sep132018

Why I Quit The Music Industry To Join My Local Music Scene

In the spring of 2009, I was a college senior staring down the barrel of graduation, and I was clueless.

I knew just one thing: I wanted to make music. 

So I did the best thing I knew. I moved to Chicago, where I knew a few other musicians who had been making a living. I moved in with some friends in Wicker Park, built a home studio, and got to work.

I spent my days rushing across town to get the best busking spots, making phone calls to label reps, promoters, and distributors, and playing shows. In what little free time I had, I worked on my album. After a while, I had to get a day job to afford to live in the city, which made my music routine almost unmanageable. 

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Wednesday
Jul252018

7 Easy Steps To Getting A Job At A Record Label

Like any other business, record labels need quality employees. Likewise, bands need good record labels, primarily because of how much time it takes to get everyone in the band together, hone skills, write good music, and learn how to perform. 
With the internet and affordable software at everyone’s fingertips, it’s true that the DIY approach is gaining ground for musicians. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find a successful band that isn’t on a record label. It takes a ton of effort to be a good band. Record labels do the things that bands don’t have the time and resources to do.
 
Are you attracted to the industry side of music? Are you a musician yourself? Do you find yourself attracted to the music scene wherever you go? Working at a record label might be just the right fit for you. Here are the steps to make it happen.

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Friday
May182018

“Dirty Computer” Ushers In New Era of Janelle Monáe

In the era of Cardi B, Beyoncé, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Tiffany Haddish, and many others, we bask in the glory of Black womxn. No longer are we afraid to show our thick thighs, curvy curls, and infectious attitudes.

And why should we be? Black womxn have been told to sit down and shut up, stand up but stay quiet, and be subservient for far too long. But it never works for long.

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Sunday
Apr012018

Your Band Is Your Brand

Your band is the music making machine that will enable your career, and your brand is the face of your music that people will learn to know and love. Your brand can be a powerful and invaluable asset that holds deep meaning for your fans and others who interact with it.

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Monday
Mar052018

Social Media And The Music Industry: How Is Online Sharing Changing The Game?

It’s no secret that digitization is proliferating into almost every corner of our lives. We can order our groceries delivered, communicate in an instant with someone halfway around the world, and yes — share a song with our Facebook friends and other social media followers whenever we want, introducing an entire audience to music they might never have experienced.

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Friday
Mar022018

Social Media And The Music Industry: The Good, The Bad And The Viral

It’s no secret that digitization is proliferating into almost every corner of our lives. We can order our groceries delivered, communicate in an instant with someone halfway around the world, and yes — share a song with our Facebook friends and other social media followers whenever we want, introducing an entire audience to music they might never have experienced.

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Friday
Dec012017

The Proven Formula For Achieving Music Business Success

You are likely to struggle in your music career when you don’t follow a proven formula for success. Musicians who reach their goals faster than everyone else follow one formula in particular.

The formula successful musicians follow to achieve the highest levels of success is this:

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Monday
Oct232017

3 Power Steps To Success In The Music Industry

Any aspiring musician is looking to get the most out of their career. A lot of the times, however, approaching the music industry is daunting to say the least. There is a quote by Hunter S. Thompson – “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” How exactly do we go about achieving success in such a doubtful industry?

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Thursday
Aug172017

Do We Need A System To Rate Music?

In an era of mass music media that begs for better music selection - music rating services are now providing ‘healthier’ choices of music, benefiting the audience, and supporting the music business.

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Monday
Jul312017

5 False Claims About The Music Industry That Hurt Your Music Career

Want to grow a successful career in music much more quickly? Don’t accept these false claims about the music business:

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Monday
Mar132017

Top 3 Tips For Earning More In The Music Industry

Since the beginning of music’s existence, we’ve had musicians come and go but it is the pioneers, the ones who are weird and different, that are the ones we all remember!

When trying to make it in the music scene today, standing out is just as vital as anything else in having a fruitful career.
Here are our top three tips for earning more in the music industry:

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Year Of Noise For Indie Music Magazine

(ATLANTA, GA – DEC. 13, 2016) – Bi-monthly digital publication, BRASH! Magazine, started out the year spreading the word about transitioning from a music marketing blog to an online publication. In March of this year, BRASH! released at full speed executing the mission of highlighting independent artists in the music industry. Exposing music lovers to various genres of indie music was a success for this magazine as readership, social media following, and the overall brand awareness increased. In addition to highlighting music artists in the indie/underground scene, BRASH! Magazine opened its pages for fashion elements. Style artists, interviews, photo editorials, and features graced the pages within the BRASHION! (BRASH! + Fashion) section.

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Friday
Aug262016

A Necessary Business Plan (For Your Career)

A business plan is a necessary tool for anyone starting a business or anyone planning to make money with their music (selling music, performing, selling merchandise). It forces you to think about how to succeed, how to move forward, what that will cost, what obstacles you might hit and how to overcome them. It explains how you plan to run your business, how you will build it, and exactly when and how the income will come.

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Monday
Aug222016

Meet The Man Who Live Streamed The First Concert With Ben Harper

Today, we take music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud for granted, despite their relatively new existence. The growth of digital consumption over the past decade has far exceeded any other period in the music distribution timeline. We decided to take a closer look at how music streaming services came to fruition, beginning with the very first platforms. One such platform was Virgin Jamcast, founded by Scott Roulet in partnership with Virgin Entertainment.

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