There are downsides to being an independent artist, but there are so many incredible advantages, as well. We look at the pros and cons of signing a record deal versus staying independent. Read the post
Getting on mainstream commercial radio’s rotation can cost over $100,000, but there are clever ways independent music can get played. Read the post
In today’s streaming era, while music promotion should launch a new album release, your music is always “on the shelf” and lightning can strike long after it first hits the marketplace. Read the post
The Internet isn’t the only place you can go to for your music promotion — these 10 strategies can take you beyond the net. Read the post
By building off successes — even small ones — you can ladder up to achieve greater opportunities. Try these techniques to grow your music career. Read the post
It may be hard for skeptics to believe, but physical albums were up a robust 37.5 percent compared to this time last year, from almost 28 million units to over 38 million units. Read the post.
In part three of our series on making money with your songwriting and recording, we explore ideas to restructure how you record music so you can make more money from the recording process. Read the post.
In part two of our series on maximizing your recording studio income, we focus on the raw sounds you’ve created and how you can monetize them. Read the post.
The final track you release to the public is just the start when it comes to making money with songwriting. Read on for ideas to tap additional revenue streams, generate greater publicity, and protect your music. Read the post.
Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg lays out the process of creating a simple, functional song split sheet. Read the post.
When music becomes more than just a pastime and you set out to write, play, and release music, it’s time to consider steps you should take to protect yourself. Read the post.
Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg gives advice about personal music managers and reviews what managers do, when to look for one, and where to look. Read the post.
One approach to making money with music is to focus on business customers. Check out these revenue streams which don’t require any audience or fans. Read the post.
Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg gives advice about what to include in your band bio and how to make it work for your website, press materials, and Instagram. Read the post.
Let’s face it, most emerging artists are inexperienced in the ways of the music biz and can’t always identify a fraudster from a legitimate resource. Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off. Read the post.