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Independent Recording Artist Development

Independent Recording Artist Development

I sometimes get approached by aspiring recording artists looking for help, and I’ve broadened my skill set from a songwriter to music producer. One of my long-term goals with Leet Music is to be serve as a music / label and publisher for artists within the anime,... read more
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

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