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How to Be a Better Musician: 10 Tips For Beginners & Pros

February 17, 2017  

If you want to establish a career as a musician, then you need to put in the time and effort it takes to play like a professional. It’s ok to make mistakes during the writing and recording process, but when it comes to playing live, you need to make sure your musicianship and stage presence is ...

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How To Get More Spotify Streams as an Unsigned Artist

February 8, 2017  

Are your Spotify streams not where you’d like them to be? Want to get more plays and followers on your artist profile? Don’t worry, a low number of streams on Spotify is a common problem for unsigned artists at the start of their music career, and there’s plenty you can do move out ...

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How to Create an Electronic Press Kit for Musicians

January 31, 2017  

Whether you’re an original act emailing promoters to book shows, or a function band wanting to get onto the books of a new entertainment agent, the advice is clear – If you want to get more gigs, get a good EPK. Once your EPK is ready to send, check out this advice on approaching ven ...

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10 Essential Social Media Tips For Musicians and Bands

January 24, 2017  

As musicians and artists, we all want the maximum exposure for our work, and we know social media is the #1 (free) way of getting our creations in front of people. Unfortunately, us musos are also on a budget and need to be very shrewd about how we manage our finances. There are plenty of essential ...

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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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How to Get Your Music Featured on iTunes Front Page

January 12, 2017  

iTunes is still the kingpin when it comes to music downloads, and despite competition from the likes of Spotify and other streaming platforms, it remains one of the world’s largest music retailers. With millions of users all over the globe, iTunes’ front pages are the perfect place to re ...

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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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10 Music Industry Blogs You Should Be Reading

January 1, 2017  

Whether you’re signed, independent or just getting started in the music biz, it’s important for artists to keep up to date with what’s going in the industry. There are thousands of great music blogs out there, but we’ve picked out ten that every aspiring musician should be re ...

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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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