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Releasing Music

Not quite sure what goes into releasing a new track or even album? Get your brain waves flowing with these tips for releasing music!

The Definitive Guide to Rendering Stems from Ableton Live 9

Getting your audio tracks out of Live for transfer, backup or mixing need not be a hassle. Joshua Casper explains everything you need to know about stems. If you’ve been in the production game for any length of time you…

Why You Don’t Need A Record Label to be Successful

We live in a time where musicians have everything they need to be successful all in fingers reach, yet many artists still don’t understand exactly why artists are steering away from labels more and more. Here are our top three…

Music Biz 101: How to Create a Music Marketing Plan

  So you’re ready to create a marketing plan on your own? Congratulations! We’re here to give you some easy tips on how to effectively produce one. Music marketing plans play an important role for indie labels and musicians. By…

Three Services Finding Money From Royalties In New Places

The amount of music both created and consumed outside the traditional paths of royalty collection is astounding. For instance, while digital music services like Apple Music and Spotify have around 30 million licensed “official” tracks in their libraries, the number…

Distribution Deals for Independent Artists: Why Is It Important?

This is a question that we frequently hear in the industry. Artists and record labels need music distributors, like Symphonic, because music outlets like iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and many others do not accept music directly from individuals. Here’s…

Top Five Things Record Labels Look For

So you’re a bit of a bad ass, huh? You’ve got the sound that’s waiting to be discovered and are ready for the big leagues. Just because you’ve got the sound doesn’t mean you’ve got the deal these days. Now…

How to License Your Music

Selling your music is only half of the music industry today. Your music has the potential to be licensed in films, TV shows, commercials (online and on TV), video games, trailers, public performances in retail stores, fashion runways, restaurants and…

Increase Your Royalty Earnings With This One Easy Step

Last year, SoundExchange distributed a record-breaking $884 million in digital performance royalties to the more than 130,000 artists registered on its platform. But despite that impressive figure, additional millions went undistributed simply because the artists due these royalties have not…

70 Ways to Promote Your Music

Of all the pieces in the music industry, marketing tends to be the one thing that independent artists tend to struggle with the most. To help out we’ve come up with 70 ways to promote your music! Here are 70…