Your Social Media Marketing Guidebook

Fully updated second edition of Social Media Promotion For Musicians features everything you need to know to market yourself, your band, or your music online. Includes new chapters on Instagram and Streaming Music Playlist marketing!

October 20, 2017

Show.co Releases Pre-Save Me Tool To Encourage Fans To Pre-Save Upcoming Releases

Show.co Pre-Save

One of the things that has vexed artists and labels in the digital age is how to excite a fanbase before a song or album is released. Sure, you can promote it, but our digital attention span is pretty limited so any pre-release promotion can fall by the wayside before the release actually happens. Show.co, […]

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October 19, 2017

Let’s Improve The Press Section Of Your Website

Artist Website Press Section

It’s amazing that so many brands (which includes artists and bands as well as companies) don’t have a proper “Press” section on their website that contains all the information that a journalist or blogger might need when writing a story. I speak from personal experience as a writer in that I’m always surprised with what I can’t find […]

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RIAA Goes After A Long List Of Music Piracy Sites

music piracy

Music piracy isn’t what it once was, but it’s still alive and well and the RIAA is trying to do something about it. In a letter to Elizabeth Kendall, the acting assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property, the industry organization outlined  a number of “notorious” platforms that it claims infringes on its member’s IP. These are […]

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October 17, 2017

TV Composer Rich Tozzoli On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Rich Tozzoli

My guest on my latest podcast is television composer and author Rich Tozzoli. Rich has written an incredible 16,000 music cues that have been used on more than 10,000 cue sheets on 714 television series! Rich is not only a great composer but he’s also a talented engineer as well, and the author of several […]

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October 16, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold Lawsuit Could Change Label Contracts Forever

Avenged Sevenfold

It doesn’t matter whether you know who Avenged Sevenfold is or not, the Huntington Beach, CA metal band is attempting something pretty rare in the music business that could end up changing how record label contracts are forever written. The band is challenging what’s known as the “7 year rule” that labels have employed in […]

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October 11, 2017

Warner Music Does A Deal With Mixcloud

Mixcloud

Mixcloud has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, and is said to also be pursuing similar deals with both Universal and Sony Music as well. The company is known as a platform for podcasts, DJ sets and radio shows that include celebrity music artists, DJs and publications like Tiesto, Moby, Erykah […]

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October 10, 2017

Composer/Arranger Dennis Dreith On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Dennis Dreith

My guest today is composer/arranger Dennis Dreith, who started in the business playing sax for The Beach Boys but soon turned to composing and orchestrating for commercials, television and motion pictures. Along the way Dennis wrote the scores for cartoons for Hanna Barbara, television movies of the week like Columbo, and motion pictures like A […]

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Microsoft Dumps Groove Music For Spotify

Groove Music Spotify

You’re probably not aware that Microsoft has its own streaming service called Groove Music, and that’s exactly why the company is now dumping the platform in favor of Spotify instead. The company plans to stop selling subscriptions soon and will completely phase out the service by the end of the year, which probably won’t break […]

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October 5, 2017

For Online Success, Remember The Theory of 22

Theory of 22

Last week I discussed in a post about how social media is really only word-of-mouth. That’s important to remember because word-of-mouth is really the most important kind of advertising available to us, but it has both on a positive and negative side. That brings us to something outlined in my Social Media Promotion For Musicians […]

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