How to Build and Connect With an International Audience

[Editors note: this article was written by Alper Tuzcu.] In the last few years, the music industry has transformed into a global platform for artists, listeners, and organizations. This exciting change in the industry is largely due to the widespread use of large platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music aiming to reach listeners […]

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THE TRIUMPHS, NOT THE TRAVAILS OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

I am no expert on Indian classical music, despite having trained in it’s South Indian form for nearly 20 years. What I do possess instead, if I may call it so, is a nuanced ear for classical music. Having been born a South Indian but bred completely in the North, I have stood slap bang […]

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Amazon Music For Artists: Customize Your Profile & Engage Fans

Amazon Music continues to be an undeniable force in the world of music streaming and downloading. Just as the e-commerce giant did for books, home goods, clothes – and, well just about everything else – Amazon has established itself as a source of new music for its ever-expanding, global user base. With 55 million customers, […]

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Pitching To Press: The 23-Point Guide

[Editor’s Note: This guide was written by Amit Gurbaxani.] Words 1. Get the essentials of your bio right. It’s shocking how many acts get them wrong. This means making sure to include your full name or names (and in case you have an alias, your real name unless you’re anonymous), the city or cities you’re […]

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4 Music Theory Techniques To Help You Write a Great Chorus

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira of New Artist Model.]   I want you to think of some of your favorite songs. You know, those choruses you could sing over and over for hours and still not be sick of them. How do you think those songwriters stumbled upon something so seemingly perfect? Was […]

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Approved For All Audiences: How To Make Sure Your Content Doesn’t Get Rejected

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by TuneCore’s own Tori Leche. Tori is the Lead Agent on our Content Review and Administration team. This article was originally posted on Hypebot.] Independent artists who want to get their releases on streaming platforms often don’t realize that some very simple mistakes could mean that listeners don’t hear […]

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A Hitchhiker's Guide To Releasing an EP

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the Director of Public Relations and Creative at NGAGE.] A Quick Look at the Assets Needed and Suggested Timeline for Releasing An EP as an Independent Artist One of the hardest thing for an artist to do is wait. Good […]

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Slapback Delay – A Must Have On Vocals & Guitars

[Editors Note: This is blog was written by Scott Wiggins and it originally appeared on his site, The Recording Solution, which is dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] Slapback delay is a very common effect on tons of hit records. It’s really easy to set up! When […]

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Music Streaming Platforms & Mastering – 3 Guiding Concepts

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Alex Sterling, an audio engineer and music producer based in New York City. He runs a commercial studio in Manhattan called Precision Sound where he provides recording, mixing, and mastering services.] Background: As an audio engineer and music producer I am constantly striving to help my clients music sound the best […]

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Building a One-Sheet? Use This Checklist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Janelle Rogers.]   Do you want to be taken more seriously by the music industry? I’m guessing the answer is yes if you’re reading this article. One of the simplest ways to convey a professional band/artist image is through the use of a one-sheet. So what is a […]

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