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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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How To Use Pinterest | 11 Tips For Musicians

December 8, 2016  

Whether you are already using Pinterest or just setting up an account, there is no denying that there is huge potential to promote your music and get new fans. Here are 11 tips that you can implement right now, to make the most of this often untapped promotional platform. Promote music on Pintere ...

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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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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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