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Management

Taking your Music From a Hobby to a Career

There are some fundamental things that you as an artist have to understand to make your art go from a hobby to a career. First and foremost, if you Taking your Music From a Hobby to a Career, you have…

Sell Your Music to the European Market

The concept of American recording artists promoting their music in Europe is not new. Musicians have been “crossing the pond” for decades, sharing their sounds. However, strategies on how to do so effectively have changed in recent years due to…

How to Get Quality Album Artwork on a DIY Budget

If you’re not a studied designer, the thought of commissioning an album cover may be a little overwhelming (especially considering how strongly we’ve emphasized its importance!). Nobody freak out, though. Simply by reading this, you’ve already shown some enterprising spirit…

Music: It’s a Relationship Business

The music business is all about relationships. Whether it’s a relationship with another musician, a venue owner, a manager, a producer or a fan, you have to be able to create and maintain connections with people. As a musician, you…

How to Increase the Reach of Your Music
Clients on board of Symphonic Distribution have a lot of offerings, but above all, they have choice. Our clients can choose when they want to deliver their content and where they want to deliver it. That choice is not easily…
What It Takes To Be A Successful DIY Independent Artist

Do you ever feel like modern society is like a million screaming kids with A.D.D. unleashed at a Chuckie Cheeses? We’re just bouncing off the walls, interrupting each other, there’s no order, we just go and fling ourselves into the…

How to Draw in Promoters and Press With Your Band Bio

This article originally appeared on the site of our friends over at Sonicbids As a musician, having a bio is incredibly important. It’s your opportunity to make a great first impression, no matter what stage of your career you’re in.…

Promoting Music Internationally – The Right Way

If you’re promoting music online, you’re probably encouraging listeners to purchase using links to iTunes and Amazon. On top of that, you’re probably using the Amazon Associates and iTunes Affiliate Programs to earn money from your referrals (but if not,…

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…