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Music Career

What is ASMR? How Can Musicians Participate?

By On July 21, 2014

Niche alert:  ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response - ASMR isn’t so much a music niche/genre but more of a sonic genre. Have you ever experience tingles when someone was talking to you? A voice so soft… Read More

Music Career

The Most Important Ingredient For Music Success

By On June 9, 2014

I have been in and around bands for a long time. Since the rise of the Mp3 to it’s inevitable downfall, 15 years. During that time many things have changed in the… Read More

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Money

Does Fakewatchbusta Expose The True Wealth Of Hip Hop Artists?

By On May 23, 2014

Have you heard of @Fakewatchbusta? It’s an Instagram account that exposes fake luxury watches on the wrists of hip hop artists. The guy who runs the account has been getting a lot… Read More

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Music Career

13 Places To Share Your Music On Reddit

By On May 14, 2014

You are on Reddit right? You’re probably just a lurker. Like most of the Reddit audience. But if you’ve always wanted to join the conversation now is as good a time as any… Read More

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Live Show

5 Things Musicians Should Know Before Applying To Music Festivals

By On April 8, 2014

I’ve had the good fortune to help organize a few amazing music festivals recently and after seeing the artist applications come in, I thought I’d write this list to make a musicians… Read More

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Music Production

5 Reasons Why You Need A Producer For Your Record

By On March 13, 2014

It’s taken me a long time to learn this lesson. You need a producer for your record. I’m not saying  for EVERY record (but it couldn’t hurt). Why you should consider working… Read More

Music Career

I Dare You To Make An Album In February – RPM Challenge

By On January 27, 2014

February is almost here and you know what that means. Time for the RPM Challenge. An annual dare of sorts. A dare that asks you “Do you have what it takes to… Read More

Music Career

2014 Music Prediction Comes True: More Indie Supergroups Appear

By On January 25, 2014

This from Pitchfork: Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann and indie-punk fixture Ted Leo toured together in 2012 and 2013, resulting in a collaborative songwriting project called the Both. (Thankfully they’ve dropped the hashtag from… Read More

Marketing

Top 5 Best Marketed Albums of 2013

By On January 20, 2014

There was a lot of hype surrounding album releases in 2013. A number of  superstars and each superstar did the album release their own way and showed us that there are a… Read More

Music Industry News

Deep Thoughts On The Music Industry with The Upward Spiral Podcast

By On October 21, 2013

Are you looking for deeper thoughts on the music industry then your friends can provide? Then I recommend you tune your ear to The Upward Spiral Podcast. It’s a discussion held by… Read More