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How To Get In On Spotify’s $40 Million Songwriter Settlement

Spotify Settlement

If you haven’t been paying attention, Spotify recently settled a lawsuit over unpaid mechanical royalties to songwriters. The suit maintained that the company didn’t have the license to play some of the music available, while Spotify claimed that it didn’t have the information to adequately disburse the payments. Instead of fighting the lawsuit in court, […]

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July 27, 2017

The New Song Release Schedule Explained

song release schedule

Our current Music 4.0 world requires new thinking regarding song releases. Here’s an excerpt from my Music 4.1 Internet Music Guidebook that outlines the new release schedule and it’s benefits. “If we go back to the ’50s, vinyl singles had a notoriously fast manufacturing turnaround time, despite the labor-intensive process required to make a vinyl […]

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June 29, 2017

3 Steps To Creating An Online Contest

Online Contest

One of the great things for an artist about being online is that there are so many options for promotion. A great one is launching a contest. Here’s an excerpt from my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book that outlines general contest basics. “Artists, bands and musicians are always looking for ways to increase their fan engagement […]

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10 Fundamentals For Getting Along In Today’s Music Business

Music business fundamentals

So much has changed in the music industry over the last few years that affect an artist’s ability to be successful. Some of it is brand new and a result of the technology we use, while some of it is good common sense that’s been used over and over during the past decades of the […]

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June 1, 2017

Does Your Website Contain A Gig Magnet?

Gig magnet

If you’re an artist or band, hopefully you have a website. If you do, you’re probably wondering if it actually helps you to get gigs. By itself, a good artist website can be an excellent introduction to any promoters checking you out, but there’s one section that’s more important than all others that’s usually overlooked […]

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May 31, 2017

10 Free Sites To Share Your Music On

share your music

Unless you’ve already got a hit, you’re still establishing your career, and that means getting your music in front of anyone who will listen. Unfortunately some artists are content to just use an aggregator like Tunecore, Distrokid or CD Baby and hope for the best. Music discovery is what it’s all about though, so the […]

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May 18, 2017

Here’s Why An Artist Shouldn’t Trust Your Online Presence To A Social Network

artist online presence

Many artists are tempted to just rely on a Facebook or Tumblr page as the main online point of contact, but that strategy can have a number of unforeseen problems. Here’s an excerpt from my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book that explains why an artist’s online presence should be more than on social networks. […]

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