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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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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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Music Blogs That Want YOUR Music!

October 28, 2016  

Getting your music heard is hard. Getting your music heard by the right people is even harder. You hear so many blogs, journalists and other industry big names complaining about unsolicited PR emails from bands, so it’s difficult to know where to tread. This is why we have set up this blog pos ...

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How to View Your Spotify Analytics with Spotify For Artists

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 Spotify for Artists, a service which offers bands and musicians the chance to get know thei ...

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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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How To Get My Music Video On VEVO

October 2, 2016  

Do you want to get your music video on VEVO? Are you looking to set up a VEVO artist channel, even though you are unsigned? VEVO provides premium music video content for mobile and web to some of the world’s biggest artists. Through Ditto Music, you can now set up your own VEVO channel and ge ...

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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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