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Indie Artists: Expectations vs Reality

Indie Artists: Expectations vs Reality

As a musician, placing value on what you do is difficult because: 1) we all are biased; 2) a musician rarely views the total picture of competition; 3) few independent artists carry knowledge of how to properly market themselves; and 4) the economics theory of Supply... read more

The Cost of Free

By Athena Butler When it comes to recorded music, today’s consumers enjoy a free ride and seem to have all the answers.  Song sharing is there for the taking and, in any case, the old music sales model is archaic. But if out with the old and in with the new is stylish... read more
Musicians, Should You EVER Pay-To-Play?

Musicians, Should You EVER Pay-To-Play?

Payola, in one form or another, is as old as the music business: Labels pay radio stations to broadcast their music, producers pay DJs to spin their records in the club, and promoters ask live bands to pay-to-play at their event. And it’s always been a hot topic... read more

The New Napster: Mobile File-Sharing

As the rise of mobile messaging apps take over the current mobile user population, the ways fans interact with music are changing. Historically, file-sharing takes place over the desktop computer through a P2P software such as BitTorrent. The user opens the music... read more
6 Steps to Building Your Brand on Pinterest

6 Steps to Building Your Brand on Pinterest

Image Credit (CC): http://mkhmarketing.wordpress.com/[/caption] This article was written by Corie Kellman (@coralman808), Cyber PR®’s Director of New Artist Relations. Your goal is to be a full time musician, right? Or maybe you already quit your day job and this is... read more

6 Ways to Get More People to Your Shows

Do you sometimes feel that your band’s draw is languishing? Are you tired of seeing the same people at your shows and want to play to a new crowd, even in your hometown? If you’re like most musicians, you know that you absolutely can do better, that you have more fans... read more
5 Tips For Improving Your First Live Shows

5 Tips For Improving Your First Live Shows

Live shows are important at every stage of most musician’s careers whether or not they are touring artists. Live shows are where musicians and hardcore fans fall in love, break up, reunite and grow old together. For some folks live shows are the only place music... read more
Cult Classics: Going Beyond Hit Status

Cult Classics: Going Beyond Hit Status

From the Nielsen Newswire. All music lovers have at least one album in their collection that they know all the words to (including all the backup vocals), just like movie buffs have that one DVD that seems to spend more time in the player than it does in its case.... read more
10 Best Music Schools Rated

10 Best Music Schools Rated

The Hollywood Reporter has released a ranking of America’s 10 Best Music Schools based on a survey of academic and entertainment insiders – including composers, arrangers, music supervisors, editors and engineers.  In reverse order, they are: 10. Royal... read more

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