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Why Hiring a Graphic Designer for Your Next Release is Crucial

Appearance is everything. From release covers to music videos and more, the digital age has proven, time and time again, that the visual components of music are quickly becoming as important as the music itself. The cover art for your…

SoundCloud Adds Scheduled Uploads

SoundCloud has added a powerful new feature to its music streaming platform. Now, available to anyone with a Pro Unlimited account, users can schedule releases in advance. The highly requested feature offers a chance to set a specific date and time in…

How to Get Featured on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora + More

Ever wonder how musicians receive editorial features and spotlights on platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Beatport, etc.? These happen through feature placements, which must be requested via your label or distributor (and sometimes this is feasible on your own). How does…

How to Create a Spotify Playlist People Will Actually Click On

The logic used to be “if I can land my song on the radio, I’ll make it big time.” Well, with radio slowly falling out of popularity and getting taken over by music streaming platforms such as Spotify, all the rave…

[VIDEO] How to Get Your Music on Spotify

You’re an independent artist who has recently created an awesome track and mastered it to perfection… Now you’re wondering how to get your music on Spotify to be heard by a worldwide audience? Follow these simple steps to learn how to…

3 Golden Tips to Gather a Music Audience

The key to promoting music is to start early and be really active. Just change your cover photo on Facebook by the album cover and announce the launch day does not lead anywhere. You need to create expectation over time…

How to Sell Music Online

Streaming sites, like Spotify and Pandora, may be hard to distribute your music to nowadays, and you want to make the most of your work without spending a lot of money. The following tips will help you sell your music…

Music Biz 101: Developing your Marketing Story with Tom Mullen

As we continue our new Music Biz 101 interview series, we’ll be connecting with key industry professionals to get the best tips and knowledge allowing you to grow your brand and learn the in’s and outs from the experts. We…

Tips for Updating Your Account and Tax Details

Ensuring your account and tax details are up-to-date is very important. Here’s why you should keep your details updated, what happens if they aren’t updated, and how to change your details via our SymphonicMS platform. At Symphonic, we realize that…

How To Crowdfund Your Music

Hello fellow artists! My name is Mike Casey and I am a passionate jazz saxophonist & songwriter. My debut album, “The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door” comes out in February 2017 and I recently used PledgeMusic (and…