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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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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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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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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How To Kick Out a Band Member

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Mason Hoberg. Mason is a freelance writer who covers music-related topics and is a regular contributor to Equipboard.]   It happens to every band eventually. A bandmate might have an overinflated ego, or become unreliable, or even just lose interest in the project. Regardless of the underlying reason, […]

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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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An Updated Look at the EPK

An updated installment to his 2016 “Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building an EPK”, W. Tyler Allen breaks down the must-haves.

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How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio: The Complete Guide

[Author: Jason Moss *] Setting up a home recording studio can be overwhelming. How do you know what equipment to buy? Which software is best? How can you make sure everything will work together? Take a breath. This guide will walk you through the process, step by step. It contains everything you need to know, […]

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