YouTube Unveils Tool to Help Artists Track User Uploads, Regional Heat News, Marketing Music

YouTube Unveils Tool to Help Artists Track User Uploads, Regional Heat

No Comments 3 June 2015

Billboard reports: YouTube has introduced a new tool inside its YouTube for Artists site called Music Insights.

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4 ways to promote your music with the “reveal” of your album artwork

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4 ways to promote your music with the “reveal” of your album artwork

No Comments 3 June 2015

From the DIY Musician Blog: Usually when my favorite artists announce they’re working on a new album, I don’t get too excited. It could be years before they’re finished recording.

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Creating a “community” vs. a “fanbase”

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Creating a “community” vs. a “fanbase”

No Comments 2 June 2015

[This article on the DIY Musician Blog was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, and songwriters.] The concept of “fans” is so completely ingrained into the music industry. The artist creates the music and the fans watch from afar, but there is often very little personal and direct interaction between the two.

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How to optimize your YouTube channel to get more views

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How to optimize your YouTube channel to get more views

No Comments 1 June 2015

From the Disc Makers Echoes blog: Creating great videos is the first step, and here are 25 more to help you optimize your YouTube channel to attract more viewers and harness the power of YouTube.

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Getting and Understanding Press

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Getting and Understanding Press

No Comments 1 June 2015

Mike Shea is the president and founder of Alternative Press, a magazine that he started as a fanzine in his hometown of Cleveland Ohio in 1985. In this interview on Music Consultant, Mike discussed the origins of Alternative Press and how music publications have changed in the Digital Age. He also offered up some tips for artists about finding the right press outlets to promote their music.

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How to make a viral video

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How to make a viral video

No Comments 1 June 2015

This post comes via Solveig Whittle on the Shades of Solveig blog: YouTube is the number one search engine for music, so having at least one or two music videos up there seems like a no brainer, check-the-box item for an indie musician.

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A musician’s guide to PledgeMusic: building and running a campaign

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A musician’s guide to PledgeMusic: building and running a campaign

No Comments 31 May 2015

Chris Robley writes on the DIY Musician Blog: I’m now thirty days into a PledgeMusic campaign to fund my first new album in five years. The following article combines my own thoughts on building and running a (hopefully) successful campaign with excerpts from an interview with Benji Rogers, the founder and president of PledgeMusic.

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