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 Reasons Why Vinyl Is Popular Again

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Jessica Kane. Jessica is a music connoisseur and an avid record collector. She currently writes for SoundStage Direct, her go-to place for all turntables and vinyl equipment, including VPI Turntables.] Whether it is audiophiles, an older listener trying to recapture their youth, or younger listeners searching for an authentic […]

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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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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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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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