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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
There is nothing wrong with giving your music away for free, especially at the start of your career when you’re still relatively unknown. Giving your audience free access to one or more of your tracks can help to increase your fan base and drive more sales over time. However, remember that c ...Read More
Record Label in a Box has helped hundreds of people all over the world set up and run their own independent label. In the first of our new series, we caught up with the Director of Rooftop Records Chris Taylor, to find out how he set up the label with Record Label in a Box, catch up with the bands h ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Are you planning on becoming the next big bedroom producer, following the lead of artists such as Flume and Pretty Lights? We have found a bedroom producer who is beginning their journey to greatness. At the super young age of 14, Sheph is well beyond his years. Creating music from his home town of ...Read More
Brisbane-based thrash pop trio Shut Up! Shut Up! Shut Up! have just released their Back To The Start EP, featuring the tracks ‘The Spit’ and ‘My Friends’ which were both played on Triple J and Triple J Unearthed. To celebrate, we had a chat with the band to learn their DIY re ...Read More
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