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Randi Zimmerman
Randi Zimmerman
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Content Writing Ninja & Music Addict @symphonicdistro

How Traditional Physical Distribution and Retail Work

While it might sound counterintuitive to digital natives, sales of CDs, Vinyl, and Cassettes are still very much alive, especially in certain genres and global regions. Plus, the economics of physical sales can contribute to a small label’s financial success.…

How to Trademark Your Brand/Artist Name

Making sure your brand/artist name is trademarked is an important step in establishing yourself as an artist or label in the public eye. Sure, technically you can do shows and release music under a name you haven’t technically secured, but…

Festivals You Should Apply to Play At in 2020

Don’t you just love music festivals? The environment is welcoming, the vibe of the crowd is dynamic and the music can be life changing. As an artist, performing a set you’ve worked on for months and having the crowd truly…

Let’s Connect at SXSW 2020!

This year, we’re hitting the streets of Austin, Texas once again to connect with fellow industry professionals and musicians from all over the world to explore the future of music. Let’s Connect at SXSW 2020! From artist showcases and networking…

How to Prepare Your Music for Sync Licensing

Whenever you hear music on a TV show, in a film or in a commercial, that music has been licensed. (aka “synched“) To have your music featured on screen, there are steps you should take to get your music ready for…

How to Book a Successful European Tour

European tours have a reputation for being magical. Gigs pay better, venues usually provide dinner and a place to stay, and the concert goers seem extra excited to see a non-local band. All that aside, booking a European tour on…

Symphonic Partners with AMI Entertainment

AMI Entertainment has been bringing music entertainment to the world for more than a century, evolving with the industry and its technology to share music to the masses. With nearly half a billion songs served per year, the AMI network…

How to use SoundCloud as a Marketing Tool

Let’s say you’ve got your marketing schedule for the year polished and ready to go… Kudos! Now, I assume there are some times in your schedule where you’ll be touring, doing local shows, recording music etc., where you aren’t actively…

The Truth About Advances

As an independent artist, it’s easy to get swept up in the mushy feeling you get when someone showers you with compliments, let alone offers you a large sum of cash. We understand how good it feels to be truly…

Does Your Music Qualify for YouTube’s Content ID?

YouTube’s Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that content creators (like record labels and artists) can use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. However, whether or not your music qualifies for YouTube’s ContentID is up…