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Latest Posts from the Blog
Make It On Soundcloud
There are a core set of sites that every aspiring musician should be using to help build a fanbase and spread the word about their music. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram are obvious choices, but many musicians forget about the one social site that is driven by music alone - Soundcloud. It's true that music is a core part of YouTube and the place that many people [...]
Facebook Just Screwed You - Again
So, Facebook has now decided that all those fans you took years getting to ‘like’ your Fan Page for your music don’t really want to hear from you. They don’t care that you’ve paid them to get all those likes either! Despite the fact that Facebook have happily pointed out for years that all businesses and brands, and therefore musicians, will benefit from having [...]
Unsigned in the UK? A National Tour Opportunity
We don't usually post this kind of thing as there always seem to be an endless stream of 'Battle of the Bands' in every corner of the world. But, we've got behind this one as it's a little different - The UK Uprising Tour. A chance for a UK act to do a tour of the crucial small venue circuit that pretty much every band that makes it will have done. And i [...]
Make a Living From Your Music - 15 Expert Interviews
I'm being interviewed this week on how you can make a living from your music. You can hear that interview and at least 14 more on the same topic from a range of music industry experts by visiting this site and signing up for the free summit Join the Music Business Summit here, for free. And, the summit has already started so the first few interviews are already there f [...]
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How should you approach a record label or manager?
What's the best way to get the attention of a music industry executive when sending in a demo? Just picture their usual response - a cursory glance at a web page or a CD tossed in the bin without being listened to. I can't begin to tell you how many thousands of demos I've not listened to - and I'm confident that I have never missed a great demo in doing so. If you've [...]
10 Key Steps you must Take to Succeed in the Music Business
Finally, we get to launch the site. It's taken at least three months longer than expected and it may well be a little wobbly and scruffy for a while whilst we get our heads around how Wordpress works! Bear with us, please. It might not look like we have done a lot, seeing as this is a simple blog with just the one post so far. But, I promise, we have done a hell of a lot [...]
Do you need a Licence for a Cover Song?
Using someone else's hit song has often been a way for a new act to get heard and recognised. Covering someone else's material or song isn't so much of a problem when performing live, but if you want to record and distribute that song as a record or a download, you're going to need permission from the song's publisher. Starting at the beginning, many musicians won't under [...]
How to build your fanbase - and why the end of the traditional model is a good thing.
You'll probably know that I'm a great fan of the ramblings of Bob Lefsetz. I heartily recommend that you sign up to his newsletter. In one of his posts this week he referred back to an interview with Jerry Greenberg on Bite Me! in which Jerry makes a major statement on how to build your fanbase. It almost passed me by but the more I thought about it, the more I realised t [...]