Don’t miss an opportunity to build a superfan relationship by blowing it at the merch table. Read More.
With $2 billion in royalties paid to date, it’s worth understanding how royalties on YouTube work and how songwriters can get their share. Read More.
Successful risk-taking always involves rethinking the possible. The four-minute mile was impossible until Roger Bannister broke it; now it’s commonplace. Take risks, learn from your mistakes, and you’ll have a much higher chance of succeeding. Read More.
In the second of our three-part series, we include a few obvious choices from the rock trio catalog, listed in the order of their formation, plus a few that stray from the mainstream. Have fun reliving memories and finding new musicians to enjoy, three at a time. Read More.
Whether through punk rock deconstruction or progressive rock theatrics, rock trios have a special place in the tapestry of popular music, and we pay tribute to 13 pioneering three-piece bands. Read More.
Making decisions that improve the quality of your final product – based on what you’re hearing – is the basic skill underlying all successful music production. Here are some strategies for improving your listening skills. Read More.
Part 2 in our series on non-commercial radio looks at KDVS in California and the model it employs as a self-described non-Top 40 station. Read More.
Part 1 of this post explores a brief history of radio deregulation, its impact on the national radio market, and the opportunity local non-commercial radio represents to indie musicians. Read More.
Creative, free music promotion tactics can be just as effective as your musical creativity when it comes to success as an independent musician. Read More.
Excerpted from our updated Indie Artist’s Guide To Gigging, this section focuses on booking strategies for acts trying to gain momentum and widen their base. Read More.
The music business is constantly changing and evolving. Music conferences can offer an insider’s view on important trends, emerging technology, and who’s who in the music business. Read More.
If your goal is to get more gigs and play better venues, these five tips can help you make the most of your time and energy and give you a plan of attack. Read More.
David Bowie had a genius that set him apart, but his musical and artistic career provides a bounty of lessons we can all learn from and apply to our creation of art and music – and to our everyday lives. Read More.
You can spend a lot of time on social media and Facebook marketing. This post can help you better understand and focus on important indicators in your social media marketing efforts, from algorithms to zealots, and everything in between. Read More.
Read on for introductions to software and online tools that can help you better organize and manage the business of music, giving you peace of mind and more time to invest in your music. Read More.