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.
Not all music purchases are motivated by low price. Blue Coast Records’ development of Extended Sound Environment recording has created a new niche for the audiophile market through high-res audio streams and CDs. Read More.
Performing Rights Organizations aggregate the performing rights of writers and publishers and then negotiate licenses with all the users of music, collect the income from those licenses, and distribute that income. Read More.
I divide the people who make the music into five categories: musicians, songwriters, engineers, artists, and producers. Part I looked at the first three. Now we explore the artists and producers – and control freaks. Read More.
Permission Marketing is not new. It’s the way all commerce was done 200 years ago, and it’s the model for the new music business. Read More.
I divide the creative entities who make the music up into five categories: musicians, songwriters, engineers, artists, and producers. In this post we’ll look at the first three. Part II will explore the artists and producers. Read More.