Industry Tips: How Should Artist Pay Their Music Producer?

written by Heather Mcdonald Question: How Should I Pay My Music Producer? The information contained in this article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Your contract and circumstances may be different. Always get legal advice before entering a binding agreement. Answer: Music producers make a big impact the you album – they [...]

Industry Tips: How To Book Your Own Tour

written by Heather McDonald Concert tours are a must for just about any musician who hopes to make music their full time job, but touring can get pretty complicated fast. There are a lot of moving parts to consider, from booking all the shows to making sure you’re not going to run out of money [...]

Industry Tips: 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wish For Overnight Success

1. You won’t be mentally prepared to deal with all of the fame, fortune, and international attention. You will crash and burn. Remember what happened to Susan Boyle? 2. You won’t be well-rehearsed or experienced enough and your performance won’t be ready for overnight global attention. Remember what happened to Ashlee Simpson on Saturday Night [...]

Industry Tips: Careers In PhotoJournalism

A Career as a Photojournalist Photojournalism is a career that owes itself just as much to that of the reporter and communicator as it does to a photography as a visual artist. Photojournalism does not tend to look as creatively composed as that of fine art or fashion photography, but it may be even more [...]

Industry Tips: How Artist Should Launch a Album.

BY: ARIEL HYATT The first piece in this 3 part series discussed steps you should take before you start promoting a new album, such as having your online presence all in order. In Part 2, I will go over some basic elements for, yep you guessed it, promoting a new album. Album Pre-Sale A great [...]

Industry Tips: Why Sirius XM Radio Is Ahead Of The Class…

by paul Sirius XM Radio is lucky to be alive, and their growth hasn’t been cheap. But with 22.3 million subscribers, this is easily the largest music subscription service in the world. In fact, they have roughly seven times the global subscriber base of Spotify, and Sirius chairman Mel Karmazin recently claimed to have more [...]

Industry Tips: Turn Your CD Into a Marketing Tool

Written by James Hill Many new bands today do not pay that much attention to how their album looks. They’re content with just having a nicely burned disc and decent artwork- the cheaper, the better. Well, we cannot blame them. There are millions of bands sprouting everyday and everyone is doing all the hustle on [...]

Industry Tips and Advice: How Tupac Hologram Full Performance Coachella 2012

Industry Tips and Advice: The Importance of Album Art In The Digital Age

The Importance of Album Art in the Digital Age As we all increasingly download our music rather than browsing through the shelves of our local record shop, album artwork is less important. Or is it? There is evidence to suggest that musicians and audiences are still interested in imagery surrounding music. “I like a bit [...]

Industry Tips and Advice: 7 Tips On Becoming a Actor/Actress

Here are some great tips to get you started. You know you need an agent to be a professional actor, but how do you go about getting one? Contacting an agent for representation is actually very simple, and should be you first step to being an actor. All you need are a few photographs, a [...]

Industry Tips and Advice: The Science Behind Why People Share Music

by Marcus Taylor As some of you may know, I have a real passion for understanding human behavior, and over the past few years I’ve dedicated a lot of my attention to learning about sharing. In this post I want to explain the science of sharing and how you can use this knowledge to encourage [...]

Industry Tips and Advice: How Much Should An Artist Charge To Play?

written by Marcus Taylor On one side of the coin, we see artists like Taylor Swift who built her success by giving away several million copies of her songs and performing for free for years. On the other side, there’s the bills that need paying, the ‘moral duty’ of paying an artist for their hard [...]

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