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How to get verified on Facebook as a musician

January 23, 2017  

Getting a tick on your band’s Facebook page offers a great way to make your profile stand out on one of the world’s most popular social platforms. Anyone with a business or organisation Facebook page can apply for verification, but there’s no guarantee that your request will be su ...

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What license do I need for my music?

January 17, 2017  

Do you want to release a cover or remix of a song, or use samples in your latest track? We get a lot of questions regarding how artists can release covers, remixes and samples legally, so here’s some handy tips to help you ensure you’re 100% covered. How to license cover songs, rem ...

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ACM’s Top DIY Music PR Tips

January 10, 2017  

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is a world leader in music industry education. We caught up with the Academy’s Marketing Director, Oli Sussat, who teaches all students that pass through its prestigious doors about the importance of marketing and PR in the music business, and asked for ...

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How Are The Music Charts Calculated?

January 4, 2017  

Breaking into the charts is a sure-fire way to help your music career's momentum and reach new listeners through press and radio airplay. But how are the world’s biggest music charts calculated, and how many sales or streams do you need to stand a chance of climbing into the Official UK, Billb ...

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How Much Should You Charge For a Gig?

December 12, 2016  

Raise your hand if you've ever felt stumped when someone asks how much you charge for a gig! What do you say when someone asks if you will do a gig for free? Do you worry that if you ask for too much that the venue may laugh and never use you again? Want to get your tracks playlisted? Find out ho ...

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Looks Are Everything: Create Beautiful Album Art

December 11, 2016  

When you come to make album artwork, looks are everything. Your album art is often what will grab a new fan's attention, and help them to decide whether or not to pick up your CD or look at your profile. Your music may be sounding great, but the artwork for the single, EP or album, whether it&rsquo ...

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Live Performance Tips To Help You Put On a Great Show

December 10, 2016  

Whether you're an established artist with hundred of gigs under your belt, or a new band looking for your first gig, perfecting a live music performance can be nerve-racking and challenging. Melbourne indie rock band Frida share their essential tips and tricks to make sure that you get the best out ...

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Why Education is More Important Than Ever in Today’s Music Industry

November 30, 2016  

Have you considered getting ahead in the music industry through further study? Adam Bushell, director of education at The Academy Of Contemporary Music, discusses the importance of education in today’s industry... Music industry education is a relatively new idea that The Academy Of Cont ...

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The Best FREE Band Website Creators

November 29, 2016  

Having a dedicated band website is essential for musicians looking to promote their music, get gigs and reach new fans. Studies show that official band websites are the main driving force behind increasing fans and sales, but with a tight budget, creating a killer site isn't always easy. Your offic ...

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The Music Industry Networking Tips You Need To Know

November 28, 2016  

Whether you’re a solo artist, in a band, or run an independent label, one of the keys to long-term success is music industry networking. Networking in the music industry and building up a list of influential contacts can be an exciting and rewarding experience, as long as you have the right pl ...

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