Starting a Career in Music Marketing Music

Starting a Career in Music

No Comments 2 August 2015

Mark Bryan is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for Hootie & the Blowfish. In 2009, he founded Chucktown Music Group, a boutique music company focused in producing and releasing music in new innovative ways while helping local and regional acts get exposure. On Music Consultant, Mark shared his own experiences with building a successful music career and some tips about what artists need to do to make a real living in the Digital Age. He also offered some advice for new and emerging artists that want to stay true to their passion for making music and navigate the business side of the industry.

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Get Your Music Heard By Record Labels

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Get Your Music Heard By Record Labels

No Comments 30 July 2015

On Dotted Music, Andrew Apanov writes - Let’s start with a not-so-bold statement: as a musician, you’ve either sent a demo to a record label, or at least planned to do so at some point in the future.

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9 things NOT to do with your next song demo

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9 things NOT to do with your next song demo

No Comments 29 July 2015

From the Disc Makers Echoes blog: A song demo is trying to accomplish one thing: sell your song to the listener. While there’s no magic formula for rising to the top, these 9 tips will help you avoid sinking to the bottom of the pile.

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Drip: Label, artist fanclubs for the future

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Drip: Label, artist fanclubs for the future

No Comments 27 July 2015

Selling music direct to fans can be a chore, and major distributors often have a better model for disseminating tracks out into the world. But what if artists could have the best of both worlds? With Drip (formerly Drip.FM), a hybrid model is taking off, and in this article on DJ TechTools from Casie Millhouse take a closer look a how the fanclub-style system works for 7 different labels and artists.

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SplashFlood: Talent-Based App

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SplashFlood: Talent-Based App

No Comments 27 July 2015

via Dotted Music: While there has been a lot of hype surrounding streaming services from huge companies lately, SplashFlood has released its new music app giving new talents a different kind of platform to get their music discovered.

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Songwriters: You Can’t Go Wrong With These Five Rights

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Songwriters: You Can’t Go Wrong With These Five Rights

No Comments 26 July 2015

[This article was written by guest contributor Louis Matteo from Loudr] Can you recall the most memorable song you danced to with your date at high school prom or with your new spouse on your wedding day? In the world of music rights, the songs that provided the soundtrack to such momentous life events actually consist of two separate rights.

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The Definitive Guide To Coordinating A Show

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The Definitive Guide To Coordinating A Show

No Comments 23 July 2015

via Dotted Music: Creating opportunities to play is not only a smart thing to do in today’s music landscape for any independent artist – it’s a requirement. Your own success and the success of others rely on having good quality opportunities to play and they won’t always come to you.

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