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Record Label of the Month: Rooftop Records

December 1, 2016  

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 ...

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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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Advice For Budding Bedroom Producers By Sheph

November 23, 2016  

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 ...

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Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Share Their DIY Recording Tips

November 21, 2016  

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 ...

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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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What is an ISRC code?

November 9, 2016  

If you're an unsigned or independent artist currently selling your music online, then you will already be using an ISRC code, even if you didn't know you were. Unless you're already clued up on the inner workings of the music biz, you may have only just heard of ISRC codes. So lets explain a few thi ...

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Temporary Changes to Release Times this Winter

November 2, 2016  

The winter season is a popular time of year for releasing music, but temporary changes to upload deadlines and release dates can affect how long it takes for your tracks to go live during the Christmas period. From November until January, the major online stores including iTunes, Apple Music and S ...

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