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Best Tablets For Music Producers

As music technology continues to advance, artists no longer have to rely on major studios, and can instead produce music from the palm of their hands. This form of mobile production also allows artists to transcend geographic boundaries. Here we look at a list of the most affordable and effective… Continue Reading

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Patreon Just Raised $60M, Now YouTube Is Gunning For It with Fan ‘Sponsorships

Patreon announced yesterday that it had raised an additional $60 Million to expand its fan-to-creator patronage site. Now Google’s YouTube is gunning for the startup, which has become a popular revenue tool for many of its creators, with it’s own Patraon-like fan “sponsorship” tools. Based on old-school patronage, Patreon enables… Continue Reading

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Patreon Raises $60M More For Fan-To-Creator Patronage Platform

Patreon has raised an additional $60Million to expand its fan-to-creator patronage site. The popular platform is led by entrepreneur and musician Jack Conte, half of the duo Pomplamoose. __________________________________________ Jack Conte Patreon has raised an additional $60 million in a round led by Thrive Capital along with returning investors Index,… Continue Reading

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Four Organizations Using Music To Make A Difference

Music’s ability to inspire and bring people means it is often involved in affecting positive change. Here we look at four different organizations (and how you can get involved with them!) working to make a positive difference through music. ______________________ Guest post by Meredith Nadeau, Corporate Marketing Manager at The… Continue Reading

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Overcoming The ‘Nashville No’

A noted bastion of the music industry, Nashville has become infamous for its ‘Nashville no,’ a way of allegedly letting down artists more gently when their services are, for whatever reason, not desired. ________________________ Guest post by Daniel Reifsnyder of Soundfly’s Flypaper A good friend of mine once said: “They… Continue Reading

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8 Advantages Social Media Has Over Traditional Media

While social media may receive a lot of criticism as a marketing tool, with many artists instead touting the virtues of old school methods of promotion, social media still holds a number of advantages over traditional media. Here we look at eight reasons why. _____________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski… Continue Reading

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Wonderful Union and The Evolution of VIP Meet & Greets

Ed Meehan, the CEO of Wonderful Union, joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week’s Music Biz podcast. Over the last 10 years, Wonderful Union has explored new possibilities within the field of fan engagement and community development, VIP ticketing initiatives, fan club management, direct-to-consumer merchandising (DTC) and content… Continue Reading

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How To Book Yourself A Gig… And Get Asked Back

Cultivating and growing a fanbase is by no means an easy task, and doing requires an ample amount of blood, sweat, and tears. Here we look at how to successfully book your first gig, and better yet get invited back to play again. __________________________ Guest post by Rich Nardo of… Continue Reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our tips, tricks, and suggestions for indie artists cover all the bases this week, with advice on how teamwork makes dream work, the most important tools for using Facebook Live, how to successfully build an online presence, and so much more! Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: 5 Reasons It Pays… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap Concert Conversions • Selling Out House Concerts • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we covered how to handle moshpit injuries, the best way to prep for your first major music event, and how to sell out a house concert. Rachelle Wilber | 4 Applicable Tips For Injuries Acquired At A Concert Dixie Somers | How To Prepare For Your… Continue Reading

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