Here’s a story you’ve probably heard before: band makes it big, everybody gets rich, the songwriter gets richer. Why does the songwriter make more money? Music publishing! If you’re a songwriter, you could make huge amounts of money from your … Continue reading The 3 Most Common Music Publishing Deals for Songwriters
When it comes to the online world, having an email list signup feature is one of the most important things a website can have. While having a lead magnet such as a free giveaway (e.g. free song, ebook, etc.) is an … Continue reading How to grow your email list at your next gig
6 reasons why it’s important to make flyers for every show 1. Not everyone is on Facebook (or Twitter, or G+, or whatever) As powerful a promotional tool as Facebook Events are, you can’t rely on just an Event invite and a … Continue reading If you don’t make flyers for your shows, you don’t deserve to get booked
The place of digital downloads in the future music industry Steve “Renman” Rennie, a longtime friend of CD Baby (and the former manager of the band Incubus), has started a new web series called Ask Renman where he answers YOUR … Continue reading What is the future of digital downloads?
Introducing SoundCloud’s new revenue sharing platform: On SoundCloud SoundCloud has always been a distinct outlier in the online streaming music industry. What has set them apart is how they allow anyone to upload and stream music without any annoying ads … Continue reading How to make money from your music on SoundCloud
[This article was written by Ari Herstand and originally appeared on Ari’s Take.] I get a lot of questions about press. Of course everyone wants a 5 star album review in Rolling Stone or an 8.7 in Pitchfork, but you … Continue reading How to write a press release (and get press)
By John Rampton If you’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming about starting your own business, this is the article for you. You already know that launching a company can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard work. But the … Continue reading 50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business
As Spinal Tap reminds us, it’s a fine line between stupid and clever. This is particularly true in the world of popular music, where one bad move can kill an otherwise great tune. Here’s a list of ways to sabotage your next song during the writing or recording process 1. Long intros — Ever heard the saying, “Don’t bore […]
[This article was written by guest contributor Brandon Seymour.] I’ve played in bands on and off for nearly 15 years. In addition to being a musician, I’m also passionate about marketing. Over the past couple of years, I’ve written several articles aimed at helping local, independent musicians improve their online marketing strategy by boosting brand […]
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Time to look towards what’s next – away from Facebook. [This article was written by Greta Gothard of The Gothard Sisters. It originally appeared on the band’s website and is addressed to their fans. I thought it’d be valuable to repost here as Greta does a great job summarizing the frustrations many independent musicians feel regarding Facebook. She […]
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Oscar winning actor and star of Kato Hammond’s 1982 Young Playwrights award winning play, Denzel Washington stands among students giving them an empowering speech about their crafts, gifts, and missions. Watch the following inspiring video clip, and then check out … Continue reading Denzel Washington – An Empowerment Speech
Sean “Puffy” Combs, 44, has come full circle. The entertainment mogul who dropped out of college at Howard University in 1990, over two decades ago to start a career in music, has earned an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in recognition … Continue reading Dr. Sean “Puffy” Combs Shuts Down All the Critics at Howard University Commencement
Howard University has maintained its’ lead as the top producer of on-campus doctoral degrees awarded by Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The HBCU announced this week that it plans to graduate 105 Ph.D.s from a variety of academic departments—the largest … Continue reading School Record of 105 Doctoral Degrees at Howard University
The collective community of citizens that make up of DC M.U.S.I.C. have got a message for the people, and have decided to deliver it through the platform that speaks to us all on a level that we all can equally … Continue reading DC M.U.S.I.C. Presents “We’re Coming Out” Voter’s Anthem