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Release Strategy

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

Music Industry 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 the best one you can. Music marketing plans play an incredibly important role for indie…

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…

Increase Your Royalty Earnings With This One Easy Step

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

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 great ways to promote your music. Let’s dive…

Top 3 Tips for Earning More In The Music Industry

Since the beginning of music’s existence, we’ve had musicians come and go but it is the pioneers, the ones who are weird and different, that are the ones we all remember! When trying to make it in the music scene…

Music Sponsorships & Endorsements Hack: How To Get Paid To Endorse The Equipment You Use

You heard right: Music sponsorships and endorsements are real and there are a ton of companies that sponsor musicians. But there’s one small problem. Small indie musicians, like you and I, do not have audiences big enough for them to sponsor…

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…

Alternative Ways To Fund Your Music Career

In today’s DIY music environment, there’s plenty of opportunities like self-directing your career by taking control of your distribution (though services like Symphonic Distribution), fan promotion, social marketing, tour booking, and more. But one thing most DIY artists don’t focus…

How to Improve Your Songwriting Ability

Although not all are born to have that creative instinct to write songs and creativeness to put words in to songs, there are still ways for one to improve whatever it is they have in them, in terms of writing…

How to Maximize your SoundCloud Profile

SoundCloud is one of the top sites out there, not only because you can promote your music to a huge audience, but it also greatly increases your chances of being discovered. Unfortunately, many artists and record labels forget to follow…