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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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How to get verified on Spotify in 3 easy steps

November 11, 2016  

Getting a blue tick next your name with Spotify artist verification is a great way to boost your credibility on the world's most popular streaming platform. It's something we're often asked about, so here’s how to get verified on Spotify in 3 simple steps. As long as your music is live o ...

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How to Write a Song | 10 Songwriting Tips from the Pros

November 10, 2016  

It can be challenging to come up with unforgettable melodies and think of creative lyrics when writing a song. There are many different approaches to songwriting, and even for the most experienced songwriters go through writer's block at some point in their career. This guide offers up 10 helpful so ...

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5 Essential Tips for Sharing & Renting Music Equipment

November 1, 2016  

Every musician has been there: You’re playing a gig mid-tour in a distant town and your amp blows a tube. Or your guitar - which you were forced to check on an airplane against your will - ends up in Kansas City, while you’re in Minneapolis. You need a last minute replacement, so you sta ...

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The Best Free VST Plugins for Music Production

October 31, 2016  

There’s never been a better time for independent DIY musicians to mix, master and produce their own tracks, to avoid expensive studio fees. You can download a seemingly endless supply of free VST plugins for music production to add to your digital audio workstation, whether that’s Logic ...

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How to View Your Spotify Analytics using Fan Insights

October 14, 2016  

With more than 100 million users and over one billion hours of monthly listening, Spotify helps artists reach legions of music fans all over the world. You can now view and track your Spotify analytics using Fan Insights, a new service which offers artists the chance to get know their audience bett ...

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How to get verified on Twitter as a musician

October 6, 2016  

Do you want to get a blue tick on your Twitter account? Twitter verification for musicians is now easier than ever, offering a great way to give your social media presence the professional look that’s sure to draw more attention to your posts. Anyone can now apply for a blue tick. Just follow ...

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10 tips for successful music collaboration

September 29, 2016  

Music collaboration presents itself in many forms and offers a great way to make new connections and reach new fans. But what are the ways best for artists to find musicians to collaborate with, and put themselves in the position to start mutually-beneficial musical relationships. Jimmy Bortolo from ...

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