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Management

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…

You’re in the music business, so act like a business person

Like it or not, if you are interested in how to make money with music, you are officially in the music business. Now, the “music” part of the phrase “music business” is not a free pass for showing up late,…

How to Create a Label Marketing Plan

Below you will find a brief marketing plan devised for record labels who release consistently. As with business plans, this marketing plan will evolve to show more detail and include tools to better help you and your brand grow while…

Starting A Digital Label

Developing a digital record label is certainly not an easy task. The benefits are great but the work involved is also rewarding in it of itself. In our experience with creating digital labels and running the distribution aspect of things,…

How To Run A Digital Label

So you’ve registered your label and you’ve got your releases lined up, but what’s the next step? DJ, producer and label boss Sharooz guides you through contracts, copyright and collecting your cash.

A Quick Guide to Branding

As a textbook Gemini, I struggled with branding for a long time. It was frustrating to me because I would see beginning artists nail this aspect without realizing it simply by being who they are (matching their inner self with…