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Monday October 31, 2016. 12:04 AM was created to share opinions, ideas and best practices in the current and future music industry.  To provide our community with the with the best possible content, we are asking for your submissions.                                                        ...
Saturday October 29, 2016. 02:00 PM
John Morabito | How To Start A Band In NYC Purple Cow | Is There Room For Old Fashioned Values In Today’s Music Industry? Reid Foster |10 Easy Ways To Support Your Favorite Bands Sparkplug Team | 10 Tips For Working With Tough Promoters
Friday October 28, 2016. 07:39 PM
It’s no coincidence that so many aspiring musicians live in New York City. The Big Apple is one of the best places in the world for any type of artist to be successful. If you’re already living in one of the five boroughs, you’re on the road to making your musical dreams...
Getting a record deal has never been easy. Even back in the days when the A&R man was your friend and an artist could make a substantial living from physical sales alone - you still had to be discovered, and nurtured, by someone with clout, connections, resources and...
Wednesday October 26, 2016. 01:42 PM
A fan of Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad recently asked “Wouldn’t you, the band, make more profit if I order a CD instead of getting it from iTunes, where a large portion of it goes to Apple?” First of all, hats off to @marino2210 for asking such a thoughtful and...
Monday October 24, 2016. 11:14 PM
Every hometown has them – the notoriously “tough” promoter. Once you can connect with them, find your way into their good books, and show your value - they can become a useful ally as you build your budding career. But, if you don’t and find yourself on their black list, you...
Saturday October 22, 2016. 01:00 PM
Karl Heimer | Tips For Advanced Drumming  Erin Taylor | How Your Choice Of Music Affects Productivity Dixie Somer | Music On The Floor: 5 Things To Do Before Your First DJ Gig Jon Ostrow | How To Get More Fans On YouTube Alex Cowles | 7 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told ...
Friday October 21, 2016. 07:04 PM
This massive amount of information can be deceiving because students think they have to watch it all. But that’s not the reason we have so many different lessons. The reason we have so many different lessons is because there are so many different drummers who all want to...
Thursday October 20, 2016. 09:28 PM
Imagine movies or TV shows without music. No music to cue the scenes or to add the suspense, the drama, the romance, etc. It’s hard, right? Music, for sure, makes the world more colorful. It adds life and personality to everyday things. It’s regarded as one of the...
As an aspiring DJ preparing for your first gig, it’s a given you’ve got sweaty palms and a racing heart. Even though all eyes are on you, you know you’ve got plenty of great music that will get everyone dancing for hours. However, there are several things that must be done...
Wednesday October 19, 2016. 02:16 AM
This post was written by Jon Ostrow and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Why use YouTube to get more fans Video has always been an important medium for music promotion. Music videos, documentaries, and concert films, have given fans a way to connect more deeply to...
Sunday October 16, 2016. 03:33 PM
 About 10 years ago, a pretty awful music producer was sitting in his parents spare-room on his computer trying to make sense of Ableton Live, and the world of record labels, sales and music production. That producer was me, and there are a few things I wish somebody had...
Saturday October 15, 2016. 01:00 PM
  Thomas Scherer | The Return Of The Song Plugger Wallace Collins | Judicial Approval Of Contracts With Minors Mylène Besançon | How Music Production Costs Are Impacting Songwriters Wes Walls | Music SEO: Know Your SERPs Hugh McIntyre | 4 Tips For Successfully...
Friday October 14, 2016. 01:00 PM
By Thomas Scherer, EVP US publishing and international writer services at BMG We’re in the middle of a golden age of collaboration in the music industry. The digital age has removed barriers for artists and writers teaming up to work together, contributing parts, ideas,...
If a person or entity contracts with a minor they need to understsand the law. From managers to production companies to modeling agencies, and even technology start-ups, the predicament of employing or contracting with a party under the age of eighteen has become an...
Wednesday October 12, 2016. 03:30 PM
Maybe you have written some good song lyrics and believe you’re a good songwriter (or at least have been told so). So now, all you need to make it big is to record the right songs that will get picked up by a major label, artist, or publisher, right? Well, not exactly. Not ac...
Tuesday October 11, 2016. 01:31 PM
This post was written by Wes Walls and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. SERPs? It stands for “search engine results pages”. Simple enough. Got that out of the way. If you’re a musician, especially one who cares about your SEO, then SERPs matter a lot to you. We’re...
Monday October 10, 2016. 03:00 PM
This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog There’s so much more to being a professional musician than just creating and playing music. If you want to make it in this business, you’ve got to stand out from the crowd, and when it comes to musicians, that’s tough....
Saturday October 8, 2016. 09:00 AM
Rachelle Wilber | Mosh Pit Mash-Up: How To Stay Safe At Your Next Concert Lisa Occhino | Learn The Secrets Of Writing A Hook At SongwriterLink’s Webinar Michael Pasternak | Get Better Playlists, Easier Paul Corsi | 4 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Band’s Success Joy Ike | How...
Friday October 7, 2016. 06:56 PM
Live music is always a fantastic experience, but some concert attendees get more than they planned on when they end up stuck in a mosh pit. Mosh pits are common at most metal and some rock shows, and they involve a lot of enthusiastic and occasionally aggressive movements....
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