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How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?
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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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Is Music Piracy Still a Problem in 2019?
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Is Music Piracy Still a Problem in 2019?

The music industry has gone through an unbelievable amount of changes throughout the last decade. Everything shifts so quickly that it is hard to keep up to date with trends. We see new acts becoming popular overnight, digital stores suddenly shutting down, new tools to consume music coming to life, all in a very ...

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Working as a Cruise Ship Musician – What It’s Really Like
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Working as a Cruise Ship Musician – What It’s Really Like

Who wouldn't love to work as a full-time musician while having the opportunity to travel all around the world and visit exciting, exotic places? The chance of having a steady job in a setting as peculiar (and luxurious) as a cruise ship attracts thousands of musicians, who apply to become part of a ship crew. ...

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Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?
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Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?

The freelance and diverse nature of our job makes it quite hard, and sometimes confusing, to deal with all the admin and legal aspects of it. Many musicians, especially the young ones who are just starting a career in the business, often overlook aspects such as salary standards, pension schemes, insurance, or ...

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How to Get Your Songs On iTunes and Spotify for Free
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How to Get Your Songs On iTunes and Spotify for Free

Modern day musicians are increasingly going the DIY route when it comes to music promotion and distribution. You don’t have to be signed to a record label to get your songs on the biggest music stores and streaming services online. So, what is the best approach for music distribution? It’s all about streaming and ...

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How Music Royalties Work
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How Music Royalties Work

Playing a musical instrument often opens many different paths. While some players decide to play only cover songs, others try to create their own original music. It’s good to know that every single verse or chorus you create should be registered and protected by copyright. This will prevent other musicians from ...

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10 Ways To Promote Your Music
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10 Ways To Promote Your Music

Musicians may feel lost in the new industry of streaming, file sharing, and social networks. However the rapid technological progress has actually provided artists with many more outlets to promote their music and connect with fans. Besides common ways of promotion like live performances and collaborations, there ...

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How to Start a Band Mailing List – Quick Start Guide
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How to Start a Band Mailing List – Quick Start Guide

Some may view emails as an archaic form of communication, but they are actually still one of the most vital ways to build your online fan base: There's a common saying in the online world: "The money is in the list". It's no different for bands and musicians. Even if money is not the goal, increased engagement ...

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How to Create a Music Website – Quick Start Guide
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How to Create a Music Website – Quick Start Guide

It's really easy to create music websites these days. You can do it on a very small budget with minimal technical know-how. In this article I’m going to tell you how to: Set up a new website Get a website address (domain name) Customize your website design Add and embed music videos, tracks, and ...

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