November 8, 2014 What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes took an interesting turn this week and suggested this question may be much … Continue reading The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement
We’ve all heard this piece of advice time and time again – in the music industry, it’s all about who you know. However, meeting influential connections can seem a rather daunting task. Connections with major record labels or publishing companies … Continue reading The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections
The Chuck Brown Band from the Beautiful Life album – Lighters. Video Directed by Jai Jamison. Video produced by Jon Malis, Jai Jamison MMBBQ Productions. Song produced by Chucky Thompson. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bea… CHECK OUT VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Chuck Brown Band feat. Ms. Yendy and Kanja – “LIGHTERS”
Why your age doesn’t have to hold you back in the independent music world Youth has always been a component of popular music culture: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, New Edition, Gladys Knight, Mary J Blige — they all got their start well … Continue reading You’re NEVER too old to make it in music
New IRS tax rules may benefit independent musicians As independent musicians, there are many times when we have to work second jobs to make ends meet, and after you factor in the costs of recording, manufacturing, marketing, touring, and other … Continue reading You’re a musician… but is it a HOBBY or a “REAL JOB?”
We at TMOTTGoGo are saddened to hear of the passing of the culture’s own Michele L. Perry, most fondly known as “Chel’e P”. It was only just over a year and a half ago when I did an in-depth interview … Continue reading Rest In Heavenly Paradise, Chel’e P
Several months ago, TMOTTRadio launched a successful Online Crowdfunding Campaign for the purpose of setting its platform for the availability of live programming. Although the campaign did not reach its total mark, thanks to the contributions of many, we were able … Continue reading Host Your Own Show on TMOTTRadio
[This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] Budgeting is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of planning for a new album or project. Compared to all attention you give to writing, recording, and marketing, … Continue reading How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money
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
As music streaming continues to grow in popularity, it’s becoming more and more important for artists to understand how they can earn money from this new mode of music delivery. When it comes to interactive streaming services — the kind … Continue reading Are you getting paid everything you’re owed from interactive streaming?
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