Posted: Nov 29, 2023
**Guest post written by Nick Braren, owner and operator of Upaya Sound. This was originally an excerpt from his new book COMPLETE CREATIVE CONTROL – The Art Of Recording Music Unveiled.
"Before you learn the foolproof process of what works, I want to first tell you about what things you should avoid. Knowing the mistakes of music production that others (me included) have made will further streamline your thought processes and stop you from wasting time, energy, money and gear. By knowing what not to do, it will become much clearer what to do instead."View Full Article
Posted: Feb 28, 2023
**Guest post by One Submit, the ultimate music submission platform.
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"Spotify's algorithmic playlists are an effective way to reach new listeners and get to know their music. These playlists are the Holy Grail for many artists, and can act as important milestones to get noticed on Spotify's editorial playlists. In short, Spotify's algorithmic playlists are designed to recommend music to listeners based on their individual tastes and preferences. This means that if an artist's song is included in an algorithm's playlist, it may be discovered by a large number of new listeners who have never heard of said artist....This can lead to increased exposure, more streams, and even mainstream success."
Posted: Nov 29, 2022
**Guest post written by Cyber PR, originally featured on the Cyber PR Blog.
Posted: Jul 26, 2021
**Guest post by Vince Martellacci of ForgeCollective.
"There are three main ways musicians can go about getting their music on playlists, ranging from old school to modern...They are: email outreach, digital submissions, and social media relationship-building...all three have their place, and all three work."View Full Article
Posted: May 13, 2019
**Guest post written by Ellisa Sun, Jazz/Soul musician formerly based in San Francisco currently full-time RVing across the USA.
"200 days ago, my partner Ken and I left our home base in Oakland, CA to spend one year full-time RVing and playing as many shows as we can to build an audience, learn about the industry, and hopefully earn enough money to survive...the following 10 Things I’ve Learned are more focused towards DIY Musicians like myself..."View Full Article
Posted: Feb 13, 2017
Category: The Musician Business
**Guest post by Vinnie Hines of Artist Collective.
Posted: Feb 6, 2017
Category: Social Media
**Guest post by Doug Beney, lead editor of MIDI Lifestyle.
"You've been improving your skills for months, spending countless hours slaving over your DAW, perfecting every slight detail in your mix. Finally happy with your track, you publish it on Soundcloud, sit back, and.....Crickets...What I hope to provide you with today are some quick, practical improvements you can make in how you promote your music that will actually get you results..."View Full Article
Posted: Jun 21, 2016
Category: Show Booking
**Guest post written by Joy Ike, creator of Grassrootsy.com and Independent Musician, as featured on Grassrootsy.com.
"Nailing big opportunities is one of the major things that kickstarts the career of an independent artist. Sometimes it’s having a video go viral. Other times it’s falling under the good graces of someone who knows someone. But sometimes it’s getting to open for a national touring act and getting your name out to a larger audience of new listeners...here are 7 excellent tips for making it happen."View Full Article
Posted: Feb 29, 2016
Category: Show Booking
**Guest Post written by Dave Cool of Bandzoogle.com.