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What exactly is CD-Text?

What exactly is CD-Text?
Music Business

We often get phone calls from customers asking if track listing and artist info will show up when their CD is inserted in a computer or CD player. This article explains how to make this happen, and the difference between CD-Text and the Gracenote database. READ MORE...

3 more tips to prepare for a successful blog campaign

3 more tips to prepare for a successful blog campaign
Music Business | Music Promotion & Marketing

You might ask "Why is it important to connect with bloggers about my music?" It’s important for many reasons. The music industry has changed dramatically in the last 5 years and music blogs play an important role in helping artists gain exposure in the vast digital landscape. This is the second article about successfully reaching out to bloggers to promote your music. READ MORE...

How to submit your track list to Gracenote using iTunes

How to submit your track list to Gracenote using iTunes
Music Business | Music Promotion & Marketing

Now that you've got your album finished you may be asking yourself, "how to get your track list submitted to Gracenote for iTunes?" Or perhaps, maybe you hadn't thought of it? You want your fans to know who you are, the name of your album, and song titles right!? The good news is it's simple! Here's how to do it. READ MORE...

3 Tips to Prepare for a Successful Blog Campaign

3 Tips to Prepare for a Successful Blog Campaign
Music Blogging | Music Business | Music Promotion & Marketing

Getting your music featured in blogs and webzines can be a highly effective technique for promoting your music to the world. Not only are they fantastic resources for music fans but many music industry professionals scout new talent on the blogosphere. For this reason, a great feature on a blog can be an important stepping stone in building a fan-base and landing on the radar of a label, publisher, manager, or booking agent. READ MORE...

7 Companies That Exist ONLY To Help Indie Artists

Music Business

It’s the perfect time to be an independent musician! Yes, IT IS! Do you really know the power you possess as a creator? You create something that EVERYONE wants. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the mass majority of planet earth has an insatiable appetite for music. Here are seven companies who exist only to help artists with their careers. READ MORE...

The Real Value of CDs

The Real Value of CDs
Music Business

In order for solo recording artists to make the minimum wage of $1,160 per month they could: sell 145 CDs or sell 1,284 track downloads on iTunes or have 232,000 songs streamed on Spotify per month. In this article we outline some of the interesting math on how to make a living as an artist. READ MORE...

How To Have a Successful Career In Music... Really.

How To Have a Successful Career In Music... Really.
Infographic | Music Business

Having a career in music is easy. You basically only need to do two things. Number one is what all aspiring artists want to do. Number two... not so much. But in order to make a living at it, you need to be able to do both. (Or know when to hire someone to do it for you.) So let's break it down. What do these two things really entail? READ MORE...

How To Make Money At Gigs

Music Business

Playing shows can be the funnest part of this business and also the most profitable. Who doesn’t wanna make money while having fun? But... are you doing everything you can to make as much money as possible at every gig? READ MORE...