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Social Media

From social media tips to branding, you’ll find all of the necessary tips to promote your music, brand, and more!

20 Worst Indie Artist Mistakes

We found this great post on Music Clout and had to share! A guest post by Johnny Dwinell of Daredevil Production In my job, I get to speak with many indie artists who are at different points in their journey.…

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…

Top 100 Influential Music Blogs

The Style of Sound has compiled a list of the 100 most influential music blogs across several genres (indie, alternative, electronica, house, techno, hip hop, folk, soul, pop, rock, punk and more). “Our list focuses on the most influential music…

Significance of Branding as Recording Artists

The development towards digital business environment affects music industry in many ways. There are major impacts through for example marketing, distribution and community management. Still I would argue that the most important aspect is the “product development”. With the product…

100 Ways for Musicians to Gain 100 True Fans

This post was inspired by Kevin Kelly’s captivating blog post called 1,000 True Fans. Kevin Kelly basically suggests that artists only need to acquire 1,000 True Fans to make a living. I always thought that 1,000 fans was a stretch…

How to Get Featured on Blogs

At NoisePorn.com, we pride ourselves on featuring little-known, talented artists just launching their music careers, alongside their established counterparts. We love getting emails from artists who don’t have 1 million, 50,000, or even 1,000 Likes on Facebook. Discovering new talent…

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…

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,…