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Record Label of the Month: Deathly Records

January 16, 2017  

Music entrepreneurs all over the world are using Record Label in a Box to set up their own independent label. Continuing our label showcase series, we sat down with Vicky Pea, Director of Deathly Records, to discover how Record Label in a Box has helped establish and develop her label, and get advic ...

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How To Be a Successful Musician: 6 Tips for Independent Artists

January 15, 2017  

Right now is a great time for independent artists to positions themselves for success in today’s music industry. But how can you give yourself a better chance of standing out from the crowd? We’re often asked what advice we'd give to unsigned acts, so here are 6 basic tips to ma ...

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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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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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10 Rules For Giving Your Music Away For Free

December 6, 2016  

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 ...

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