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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!

4 Grants and Funds to Finance Your Music Career

One of the things you should be paying attention to if you’re in a band or an independent artist is increasing your funds. It should be done through a variety of strategies in order to reach your goals faster. Grant…

5 Things To Do In The Morning To Cure Writer’s Block

It is normal to feel like you’re stuck in the flow of your creativity but sometimes your writer’s block ends up lasting much longer. It is easy to get ourselves in this position as producing music is filled with limitless…

Turn Your Tour Footage Into Your Most Valuable Marketing Tool

Multitasking is an essential skill for independent DIY bands; you’re juggling all the band-related work while, more than likely, also maintaining a second job (’cause being in a band is a job all its own), a social life, family, and…

Everything You Need to Know About Digital Service Providers (DSPs)

Whether you’re an artist or a label owner, you’ve more than likely heard the term “Digital Service Providers” or “DSPs” tossed around a bit. If you haven’t then that’s fine! We’re here to explain what it is in detail. What…

Creative Ways to Use Spotify Codes

DON’T BE LATE TO THE PARTY! As you may already know, the editors and contributors here at the Symphonic Blog keep up with all the latest greatest industry news. Our excitement for the recently announced Spotify Codes is no different.…

Introducing Symphonic’s Official Podcast: Music Industry 360

Symphonic’s official podcast is here, Music Industry 360! What is Music Industry 360? It is a music industry podcast that aims to educate new and existing musicians about tools in the industry, while sharing knowledge to help artists take their…

10 Creative Blogs That Will Feature Your Music Video

One of the main reasons for creating a great music video is to gain editorial coverage with influential music press. But make sure you don’t forget the creativity press! We’ve created a list of blogs below that feature music videos…

Tips for Getting Verified on Shazam and Accessing Analytics

Join Shazam’s community of artists on the blue carpet! Getting verified on this platform is simple and can help you to connect with more fans. Shazam is the place where the world discovers music…and often where artists can engage with…

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Paid in the Music Industry

The music industry relies on royalties as a form of payment from licensed copyrighted songs and recordings. However, recording artists earn their royalties on the sale of their music while songwriters earn them mainly on public performances. Licensing and their…

The Gate: History, How To Use, and the Top 9 Fan Gates

THE HISTORY OF THE GATE Depending on how long you’ve been working as a musician, you may already be familiar with Download Gates and Fan Gates in general. Years ago it became common practice to install a 3rd party tab…