How To Balance Your Day Job With Your Music Career

[Editor’s Note: This article is written by Farah Joan Fard and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. Great advice for so many independent artists juggling jobs with their passion while building their music careers!] Does going to your 9-5 and then playing a gig that night ever make you feel like a Clark Kent/Superman combo? Do […]

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6 Tips To Get Your Music To Go Live In Stores

By Dwight Brown You recorded your music. You mixed it. You mastered it.  Now you want it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music… and the sooner the better. Can you go from your creative process to music sales in an instant? Not quite. But you can put time on your side if you think […]

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Top 10 Keys to Success For Independent Hip Hop Artists

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Hao Nguyen and it originally appeared on Stop The Breaks, a digital marketing and promotion platform focused on showcasing independent hip-hop artists.] The independent route is a tough, long grind, no doubt about it. People look at the top independent hip hop artists in the game today like Tech N9ne, Nipsey Hussle […]

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Dos and Don'ts of Demo Submission

{Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Thomas Sontag, A&R at Turbo Recordings and MixGenius. It was originally featured on the LANDR Blog. With LANDR’s Instant Mastering tool, you can give your recordings a more polished sound in minutes!] During my eight-year tenure at Turbo Recordings, I would guess that I’ve received over 50,000 demos, and […]

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4 Practical Dos & Don’ts for Different Songwriting Approaches

By Cliff Goldmacher

“Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked.  In my experience, there’s no easy—or correct—answer to this one.  Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two.  More importantly, there is no one way to write a song. Some of the best (and worst) songs ever written were created using the same techniques.  To that end, I’m going to cover four different ways to approach writing a song, and some of the “dos” and “don’ts” you’ll want to keep in mind as you go through each one…

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5 Tips For Quality Home Recordings

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Joey Strugis. Producer, mixer, recording engineer, programmer, writer, performer – Sturgis is multi-talented, and for a full decade he has brought these powers to bear on nouveau strains of metalcore, post-hardcore, electronicore, and more, shaping a revolutionary new wave of hard music.] 1. Fix your listening space Recording, […]

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