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Management

How to Determine Artist Advances

In this day and age, it’s hard to go on any music-related website and not read something about how record sales are falling faster than ever. Even streaming has taken its first dip in recent years. I only say this…

Forgotten Revenue Streams for Musicians & Record Labels

Being a musician in today’s music industry not only requires musical talent, but also a quick-thinking and creative mindset. There are many ways that musicians can earn money from exploiting their compositions, sound recordings, live performances, and brand. To solely…

What is a 360 Deal?

A 360 deal is an option record labels offer to try and combat the current effects of the Internet age. It is used as a counterplan in order to make up the loss of income in their investments (the artists)…

How To Build Your Own Professional DJ Team

After you’ve been DJing for a while and decide that you want to make a career of it, you will probably start to think about how to build a DJ team. The advantages of being a professional DJ are easy…

How To Build A Professional Music Team

We found this great post on Music Clout and had to share! Guest Post by By: Ryan J. Colburn So you’ve recorded a cd, played some pretty big shows, and are making some noise in your local scene…now what? Do…

What Are The Essential Features Of a Hit Record?

We found this great post on Music Clout and had to share! We have all heard those hit songs that can be considered ‘timeless classics’. Whether it’s a hip hop track, a rock classic or an 80’s power ballad, these…

How to Craft a Story for your Music

“We were a band of white boys from Ohio that hitch-hiked our way to New York to try and make it big. Needless to say, by the time we arrived we were completely broke. We had nothing but the gear…

The Art of Networking in the Music Industry

Too many of us leave conferences with a hazy memory of faces and a bunch of business cards of people we don’t remember. You swarm the big-name panellists along with thirty other eager hopefuls, confidently approach the hot-shot speakers, but…

How Your Distributor Can Help Increase Your Revenue

Having your music distributed is one of the best ways you can make money off of your music. Although there are various other outlets for getting your music out there, distribution is key if you’re looking to make a profit.…

Importance of Following Up in the Music Industry

If there is one thing we have learned in running and growing Symphonic Distribution is that we MUST follow up in order to get things done. As strange as it may sound, we have even gone to lengths of CC:ing…