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Music Business

How to Find the Perfect Mentor (and why it can change everything)

When I was just starting out in the music industry 10 years ago, I had no one. I was stubborn beyond belief and I insisted on doing everything by myself, simply because I was too embarrassed or proud to ask…

Music Business Facebook Groups You Should Join

One of the most underutilized tools for networking in this industry is Facebook Groups. Tons of music industry related groups out there are actively sharing knowledge within communities of like minded individuals just like you. In these groups, you can ask…

Starting a Band is Starting a Business

A legal entity is an organization registered according to the corporate laws of your country or state. Practically and legally speaking, it is an entity apart from yourself, that has a life of its own. However, it will still be…

Forming Your Own Artist Development Team – The Record Company

Part 4 of our Artist Development Series. We have covered artist managers, record producers and music publishers as members of the artist’s development team, and now it’s time to recognize the 800 lb. gorilla on the team, the record company.…

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Bandmates

Most of the time, being in a band is pretty amazing. You get to play your passion, see the country (or maybe even world), connect with new people, and make a career out of hanging out with your best friends. …

5 Ways to Host a Sustainable Event

Have you considered hosting a sustainable event? The idea may be more daunting than the planning itself. Here are some ideas to help your sustainable event planning go as smoothly as possible. So, what can we do? Is it possible…

Get Real Time Stats with the Spotify for Artists App Update

Artists can now see how many listeners they have in real time on their Spotify for Artists app. This is just one of the many updates that have been added to the Spotify for Artists app. With this revamp, the…

Every Artist Manager Should Master These Skills

When you say the words “music manager”, I no longer have any idea what you’re talking about. Because the thing is, the role of music management has changed so much over the last 5-10 years—this is especially true for managers…