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All Laid-Off SoundCloud Staffers Are Being Offered $10,000 From WeTransfer “To Start Something”

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After 173 SoundCloud employees were laid off a few weeks ago, the outpouring of support led to a “Hire a SoundClouder” Google doc to connect them with new jobs. Now, WeTransfer has shown their respect for the laid-off innovators with the offer of a $10,000 check, with almost no strings attached. (Via Hypebot) ___________________________________________ In […]

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An Evolved Music Industry Is Finally Embracing The Value Of Meaningful Relationships

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Stephen Love explains the motivation behind the creation of Socially Driven Music, a reinvention of the global music industry, and how it works to combine evolving technology and social relationships within the music business.   __________________________ Guest post by Stephen Love of Socially Driven Music Everyone loves music. Most people have felt the emotion and visceral reaction to […]

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Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysis

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Guest Post By Cherie Hu | July 24, 2017 11:58 AM EDT Getty Images Taking a look at the gap between music accelerators and venture capitalists in 2017. If you’re confused about how exactly music tech is doing in 2017, I don’t blame you. On one hand, some previously dominant music-tech stars are falling prey to money […]

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8 Creative Approaches To Promoting Your Music With Playlists

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Playlists are the most important way we listen to music today. Industry estimates show that 1 in every 5 plays happens in a playlist across all streaming platforms. That’s a lot of playlists people! Guest Post By: Leticia Trandafir From an artist’s point of view, playlists are a gift to your fans and a powerful promotional tool: Here’s this […]

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How To Be Your Own Music Publicist: Part 3

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Guest Post By Ariel Hyatt and the team at CyberPR PART 3: START COMMUNICATING! Getting that first article written about you can feel like a daunting task. Two great places to start are your local area with online calendar editors (assuming that you don’t live in NYC or Los Angeles) or any smaller music blogs. Music blogs are run […]

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How To Be Your Own Music Publicist: Part 2

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Guest Post By Ariel Hyatt and the team at CyberPR PART 2: YOUR MESSAGES AND YOUR TARGETS In Part 1 of “How to Be Your Own Music Publicist,” we took you through all the different elements of an effective digital press kit.  Here in Part 2, we’ll take you through the next 5 things that need to be addressed before […]

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How To Be Your Own Music Publicist: Part 1

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 Guest Post By Ariel Hyatt and the team at CyberPR The world of music publicity is loud and overwhelming (just like the people in it!) Contrary to prior belief, music PR – especially independent music PR – is not just about Pitchfork, Stereogum and Rolling Stone. Indie music PR revolves around an entire complex ecosystem of blogs (big and […]

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How to legally post a cover song video on YouTube.

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Posting Cover Songs on YouTube: Music Video Licensing Explained Guest Post By Chris Robley  Cover song videos are hugely popular on YouTube, and making a cover song video is one of the most proven ways to get new listeners and viewers to check out your other songs, including your original material. So let’s say you’ve recorded […]

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Music Entrepreneurship: Facebook Best Practices, Tips & Tricks For 2017

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Facebook Best Practices, Tips & Tricks For 2017 At two billion monthly users, Facebook remains the largest social app with regard to logged in users, and therefore stands as an important marketing tool for artists when it comes to connecting with fans and promoting their music. Here we look at some of the Facebook marketing […]

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Got Gear And Skills? 8 Ways Musicians Can Make Money With Them [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This infographic originally appeared on the Home Studio Maven blog. If you haven’t made it big with your music yet but you’ve picked up some gear and some skills why not put them to other uses? Using the resources you already have you could create an additional income stream. Sure, it will take a bit of extra […]

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