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Friday May 27, 2016. 01:00 PM
What would happen if a blockbuster Hollywood movie went straight to TV, bypassing cinemas, DVD and cable networks? In the world of music there are no channels to ‘cinema’ release an album at the moment.  In fact, there is little chance of an artist selling their album...
Wednesday May 25, 2016. 08:07 PM
This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog Most music writers will agree: we get way too many press emails to actually read every single one. In fact, some are never opened. What can you do to make sure yours is seen? How can your band stand out in so thick a...
Tuesday May 24, 2016. 11:12 PM
This post was written by Dave Kusek and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Your website is arguably the most important piece of your online presence - it’s the glue that holds everything together. But it can be so much more than just the place you sell your music....
There are two ways that musicians have always made money.  One is by performing and the other is by selling merchandise (“merch”).  With the continued decline in music sales (except vinyl), and the increasing popularity of music consumption through streaming platforms like...
Saturday May 21, 2016. 10:00 AM
Cherie Nelson | Survival Of The Smartest: A Musician’s Guide To Moving To LA Anne Kings | Vinyl Record Sales Surges And Music Events Go Viral Joy Ike | How To Successfully Promote Your Music Rachelle Wilber | Band Management: How to Make Your Artists Truly Successful Mark...
Friday May 20, 2016. 01:33 AM
Your journey may not start or end in LA, but if you’re looking to make a name for yourself in the entertainment industry, odds are you’re going to spend a considerable amount of time in the City of Angels. And while sometimes it’s a good thing to be a big fish in a small...
Thursday May 19, 2016. 05:23 PM
Downloads of music clips are down, and sales of music compact discs (CDs) are dropping—both of which are casualties of the battle for the hearts and minds of millions of music buffs who are more than willing to pay a few bucks to hear their favorite tunes. And the winner of...
Tuesday May 17, 2016. 02:06 PM
This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.​ Before Facebook and the era of social media, it was estimated that the average person was exposed to some 2000 ads every day - billboards, television commercials, signs in grocery stores...
Monday May 16, 2016. 11:48 PM
Whether it be a new artist getting prepared for a wave of gigs, or an artist who is seasoned with entertainment experience, a manager can be a useful and essential element is the prosperity of their career. A manager is the business backbone, the organizer and the planner; a ...
Sunday May 15, 2016. 09:06 AM
When I started managing The Daydream Club in 2012, the band and I had a clear idea of what success meant. We needed a record label, radio play, a ton of live shows, glowing press reviews, these things combined would deliver critical acclaim, fame, album sales and income. We...
Saturday May 14, 2016. 10:00 AM
Jason K Ventura| Who Killed The Creativity And Imagination? Matt Mannino | Long Live EDM Cherie Nelson | Protecting Yourself And Your Fans From Getting Hacked Jon Ostrow |The Ultimate Guide To Selling Band Merch Online Todd Tate | DIY Music Video Production    
Friday May 13, 2016. 07:00 PM
In a generation that is hooked on video games, cells phones and laptops, it’s no wonder why we lack the creativity and the imagination of other generations. It starts from the time of being an infant to early childhood. The toys children play with leave nothing for the imagin...
By Matt Mannino from Berklee’s Music Business Journal. The electronic music industry has grown up. Attendances at Electronic Dance Music festivals in the United States exploded between 2007 and 2014, going from 145,000 people to 1.4 million. This has made EDM the poster...
Thursday May 12, 2016. 10:00 AM
In late 2015, music distributor TuneCore announced it was the target of a security breach that ultimately compromised some of its customers’ personal information. Fortunately, no music files were compromised. But TuneCore admitted names, email addresses, passwords, and mailin...
Wednesday May 11, 2016. 10:00 AM
  This post was written by Jon Ostrow and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Bandzoogle members have now crossed $21 Million in direct-to-fan sales through their websites (commission-free!). This comprehensive guide will show you how to set up an online merch store f...
Monday May 9, 2016. 10:00 AM
In today’s music world, video rules. With the rise of YouTube this proves to be self evident. But many talented musicians and bands opt out, worried they simply do not have the funds to make “professional” music videos. But what does it really take to make a “professional”...
Saturday May 7, 2016. 10:00 AM
Robert Lanterman | 4 WaysTo Be A Tighter Live Band Cherie Nelson | 4 Ways to Spark Inspiration And Break Through Writer’s Block Jon Ostrow | 9 Ways To Build Your Mailing List (And Sell More Music Online) Ta’Rikah Jones | 6 Social Media Tools For Musicians Daniel Adler-Golden...
Friday May 6, 2016. 12:34 AM
There’s nothing worse than a band that sounds great on record but sounds like garbage live. Not only can this lead to a fan feeling cheated financially, but the band in question can might lose their credibility as talented artists as well. No performance is 100% perfect, but...
Thursday May 5, 2016. 01:46 AM
When you write for a living, every now and then you will fall into that infuriating slump known as writer’s block. Writer’s block isn’t only for authors or bloggers; musicians can also find themselves lacking words and inspiration. Inspiration doesn’t always easily fall into ...
Wednesday May 4, 2016. 10:00 AM
This post was written by Jon Ostrow and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Question: which is more important: Facebook or email?Believe it or not, your email is not only more important than Facebook, but also any other social network. Email marketing has been shown...
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