Music Industry & Promotion
How To Get On Spotify Playlists

How To Get On Spotify Playlists

Spotify has exponentially grown over the last decade, becoming the number one place for people to enjoy their favorite songs. Claiming to serve over 100 million users, Spotify is a streaming giant. While a few celebrity musicians have chosen to either withdraw or not place their music on the Swedish famous ...

The Pros & Cons of SubmitHub – An Honest Review

The Pros & Cons of SubmitHub – An Honest Review

SubmitHub.com is an online service that acts as a link between musicians and bloggers/playlisters/labels/radio stations. It might sound like a win/win situation, but the platform comes with many pros and cons. Submithub started as a way of streamlining communication between musicians and people with influence in ...

10 Reasons Why You’re Going to Fail as a Musician

10 Reasons Why You’re Going to Fail as a Musician

We're going to dish out a bit of tough love with this post. We need to discuss the 10 reasons why you're going to fail to be a great musician. We will define success based on the commonly held view of what it takes to make it in music. This can be anything from getting a large following to being on a big stage of a ...

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: there is no ready-made formula or recipe to become a successful songwriter. By successful, I mean able to make a living out of the craft of songwriting. You don't have to make millions and hit the charts. When you can pay the bills and feed your family without ...

How to Get Sponsored as a Musician

How to Get Sponsored as a Musician

Obtaining a sponsorship can be an effective way to enhance both your income and your visibility as an independent musician. It can either turn into a whole new income stream or into a way to find the capital you need for your next project. It can be a powerful advertising tool or an efficacious way to communicate ...

Are Phones Ruining Concerts?

Are Phones Ruining Concerts?

Smartphones are now part of our everyday life. It gets more and more challenging to spend time without compulsively check our notifications or without taking pictures of what we are eating or of the place we are visiting. When it comes to concerts, it is hard to fight the temptation of taking pictures and videos of ...

What are the biggest problems with the music industry?

What are the biggest problems with the music industry?

The music industry has radically changed in the last couple of decades. The Internet revolution has transformed the way we create and consume music. It has built new hierarchies and power balances, stealing the control once owned by major record labels and giving it to the consumer. This shift hasn't involved just ...

The Loudness War Explained

The Loudness War Explained

If you ever thought that contemporary records sound much louder than the older ones, you are not mistaken at all! The trend of increasing the amplitude of a track is what is called the loudness war. While this tendency was already in use during the mastering process of 7'' singles in the 1940s, it became almost ...

Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?

Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?

We all have a friend who digs Nickelback. And we all have a friend who hates them. This is especially true for people growing up in the Nineties, likely to organize their first house parties in the early 2000s. Nickelback tracks, back then, were a must in any playlist, and often caused issues among party-goers. ...

What Does a Music Supervisor Do?

What Does a Music Supervisor Do?

Think about your favorite movie, with all those quirky characters you love, the plot twists that still keep you on the edge of your seat, or the beautiful shots, masterly curated in every detail. Now, think about that same movie but without a soundtrack. Are those quirky characters, plot twists, and beautiful shots ...

How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?

How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?

You have trained hard to play your instrument like a pro or belt out your tunes with confidence. You may have started a band or you may be a solo artist. No matter the scenario: you are ready to play live. To find your first gigs, you will start locally. You will visit your favorite bars and pubs and ask their ...

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