Your Music Was Added to a Popular Spotify Playlist…Now What?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Sam Friedman and originally appeared on the Soundly Blog.] Be sure to check out our “Spotify Playlists 101” Survival Guide! It’s 2017, and album sales are sinking to historic lows. CDs are becoming obsolete. Even digital downloads are plummeting. But people are listening more than ever — they’re just streaming. The music-publishing industry […]

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Creating an Album Release Checklist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve either just released a new album, or have plans to in the coming weeks or months to do so. So first off, congratulations! Getting to a place where you’re ready to bring your latest project into the world is […]

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5 Must-Haves For Your Artist Bio

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Your bio is your story. It’s your opportunity to share a little piece of who you are and what you’re all about with the world. With any luck it will be presented to fans, press, and industry, so it should be dynamic. While this is […]

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How To Make Your Vocal Tracks POP

[Editors Note: This blog was written by our friends at Soundfly – learn more about their online course series and how you can get a discount at the bottom of this article!] These days, producing your own demos essentially means the same thing as making a fully produced record of your song. It’s expected that your demo […]

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More Tips For Pitching To Spotify Playlist Curators

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira – a regular TuneCore Blog contributor – and it was originally published on The New Artist Model’s blog.] Be sure to check out our “Spotify Playlists 101” Survival Guide! “How to get your music on Spotify playlists?” That’s the hot question in the mind of […]

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How To Build Your Online Music Brand in 24 Hours

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Paul Loeb. Paul has been at the intersection of music and tech for 20 years. He is founder and CEO of DropTrack, a music promotion platform for independent artists. His goal has always been to give musicians like himself the tools to stand out from the rest, get heard, […]

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7 Great Ways to Accelerate Your Songwriting Skills

[Editors Note: This was written by Zac Green.]   There’s nothing more intimidating than a blank piece of paper. Starting the process of writing a new song can take just as long as finishing it. So here’s seven tips to help you speed up your songwriting. 1. Work in a group, then alone Having a few […]

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Using Instagram Stories to Promote Your Music

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira.]   Creating awareness for your music is a delicate balance between promotion, and authentic and genuine connection. On one hand, you need to wear the marketing hat – you need to be sharing your work and encouraging fans to support you in some way. And […]

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What's In a Name? 4 Tips For Choosing Your Artist Name

Picking an artist name isn’t easy. But there are some things to keep in mind that could really benefit you when fans search for your music online and in streaming platforms!

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Tips For Getting Your Song On a Spotify Playlist

[Author: Janelle Rogers *] [Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our “Spotify Playlists 101” Survival Guide!] You’re absolutely certain you want, no, you need, to get on an official Spotify playlist. The problem is you’re not sure how to reach the elusive curators and you’re struggling to get past 50 followers on Spotify. Asking […]

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