For some, the term ‘music business’ seems like an oxymoron. While it’s not always easy to succeed professionally in music, it can certainly still be done. Following up on our post ‘New Tips for Making Money in Today’s Music Industry,’ here are two more suggestions for how you can take advantage of the ways that technology has transformed the music industry.
Making it in the music business is tough, but people are still doing it every day. While there are new challenges that artists face in light of the digital age, there are also new opportunities for generating income that weren’t available just ten years ago. Here are some tips on making the most of today’s music business to make money.
If you self-publish your music, you may want to consider making your own album art. Creating it isn’t as difficult as it seems. By following these three tips you can produce a professional looking cover for your music on your own.
If you’re distributing your music in MP3 format, you should take advantage of the ID3 tag technology that allows you to embed track names, album names, artist information, copyright, year and even album art into the MP3 file. This allows your fans to have all of the information they need to engage with your music and share it with others.
As Nashville, aka Music City, grows over the years it has even been declared the New “It” City. Inspired by a recent book, the Sage Audio Mastering blog takes a look at what it takes to make it in Nashville. We explore tactics that definitely don’t work.
With the rapid rise of smartphone and tablet adoption, mobile technology is growing by leaps and bounds. This effect is seen in the music industry recently when Pandora reported that its mobile revenue increased 92 percent over last year. Here we look at what place mobile tech may have in the music industry.
The Great American Song Contest has awards for 50 winners in 10 categories and $10,000 in prizes. All entrants receive a detailed evaluation from their outstanding judges. The submission deadline is October 31, 2013.
Dismemberment Plan is gearing up to release its first album in 12 years. Additionally, the group’s frontman, Travis Morrison, is working to build a new social network called Shoutabl. Shoutabl is aimed towards DIY musicians. While the service is still being developed, here we take a look at the advantages it could offer music artists.
Having a website was once a prerequisite for a band. We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages that are associated with owning a personal website. Analyzing this topic brings us to question with the availability of Social Media: is it necessary?
While social media should be a great way to promote and share music, it often proves cumbersome in practice. Currently at the top of the social media heap, Facebook has never been too friendly to music artists wanting to share music. Google+ is looking to make social music sharing easier by allowing users and artists to embed SoundCloud songs directly on their profiles.