Music Business

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Being a Musician Now Doesn’t Suck, It’s Just Different

There are plenty of ways to earn money in the music business, many of which didn't even exist in the 'good old days'. Matt Vanacoro explains that it's not all doom and gloom...

5 Home Truths About Promoting Your Music

There’s plenty of advice out there about promoting your music. But how much of it is worth listening to? Here are some facts you need to hear - even if you might not like all of them.

Why Nine Inch Nails 6-Track Album Is A Genius Marketing Move

Some say six tracks isn't enough for an album, but most of them haven't had the success of Nine Inch Nails. Here's why the band's latest move could just be a work of genius...

Social Media Strategy For Musicians - Tactics Vs. Strategy Explained

It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.

Creative Self-Marketing For Music Producers On A Budget

Every business has its ups and downs and music is no different. Here are some top tips for keeping things moving when times are tough.

How To Avoid Bad Contracts: Advice For Musicians, Producers & Sound Designers

It can be a minefield out there when trying to negotiate the best deal for your work. Here's some invaluable advice from a producer who's seen all the tricks...

10 Ways to Stay Healthy While On The Road as a Traveling Musician

Lack of sleep, bad food and no exercise are all factors that can pile up and leave you feeling bad while on the road. Here are 10 ways you can beat the blues and perform at your best.

The Future of Electronic Music Performance

The technology and methods used to perform electronic music live have changed immeasurably over the last couple of decades. But as Sara Simms explains, there's much more still to come.

Do You Make These Virtual Instrument & Audio Plugin Buying Mistakes?

Choosing which route to take when buying plugins and libraries can be tricky. Go all-in with one company, or mix and match? Is new better than old? Jay Asher shares his advice for smarter buying.

New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering

You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.

How To Create An Effective Social Media Strategy For Musicians & Producers

All the free services on offer can overwhelm you with options. Adam Pollard cuts to the heart of great self-promotion with this guide to using social media more effectively.

Creating Your Own Loops? Here's How to Solve The Delay & Reverb Tail Problem

Time-based effects can leave a tail which makes cutting audio loops tricky. Adam Pollard has the solution - and it's simpler than you might think.

How To Make Money Selling Royalty Free Stock Music Online

Do you want extra cash by selling your music? Have you ever tried selling it through internet platforms? We did. And we want to give you some useful tips and tricks. Read on...

How To Plan and Create Live Shows With Local Venues

Learning more about the business side of music can help you earn money and raise your profile. Here's some tips for how to become a promoter and have fun doing it!

5 Tips For Session Musicians

Working as a session musician can be fun and rewarding, but it can be an uphill climb to get to where you want to be. G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for establishing yourself.