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Exclusive articles to help with almost every aspect of an artist's career.

Bandsintown for Artists

Bandsintown have expanded their online tools, the service previously known as Bandsintown Manager has been relaunched as Bandsintown for Artists. Bandsintown allows artists to upload tour dates and promote shows to their 50 Million registered users as well as promoting across Billboard, Google,...

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iTunes: the end of an era

The time has come. The latest Apple OS (named Catalina) is now available. Mac users are treated to a variety of new features and apps. Three particular new apps have been added, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Yep, iTunes is nowhere to be...

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Must Read Music Books

There are literally thousands of experts prepared to share their knowledge in writing, for artists it’s hard to know where to start. This list was compiled by asking my followers on social media to share their best suggestions for current, useful books for artists. This will continue be updated...

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How to Claim a YouTube Official Artist Channel

As an artist, there’s a good chance some of your music is already on YouTube in one form or another. You may have uploaded some live footage, or your distributor may have added it to one of those “your band name - topic” channels. Now there’s a way to merge all of these videos from various...

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SoundMachine Brings Third Party Playlists to Retail Stores

Curators are always looking for ways to monetize their playlists and reach a broader audience, such as retail stores and businesses. Thanks to a partnership between background music service SoundMachine and playlist transfer services Soundiiz + TuneMyMusic this is now possible. SoundMachine is a...

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Tablo - A Review From A Self-Published Author

As an independent musician, I know the value in maintaining ownership of your product. When it came time to release Work Hard Playlist Hard, I researched other book distributors but ultimately went with Tablo after reading some reviews online. Tablo allows anyone to publish their book as an...

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Spotify Account Hacked

I think my Spotify account was hacked! What do I do? This phrase is becoming more common and raising some concerns. I recently experienced this myself, here’s what happened and how I was able to regain control of my account. While listening to Spotify, the music changes to something you did...

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Spotify Canvas - How to Get Access for Artists

Spotify Canvas are a creative way to share visuals that compliment your music. These are looping visuals that can be seen in the Spotify mobile app, when in the popular “Now Playing” view. Here’s what you need to know and how to get access. A handful of Artists were invited to a private beta...

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How Do I Get More Playlisting Support?

While perusing LinkedIn I came across this killer article on ways to get more playlist support. It was created by Philip Loutsis (VP of AWAL Community at Kobalt). The article is a 10 minute read and well worth your time. Here’s a few takeaways from the...

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The Power of Third Party Playlists #SXSW

The power of editorial playlists has been proven in breaking many artists’ career but what happens if a release receives no editorial support? Enter the world of third party playlists. Every user of a DSP has a profile and can become a curator, but what makes these curators influential and...

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