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Music Business

How to Have a Great Relationship with Your Artist Manager

The roles of artists and managers are very different. Artists are motivated by creativity and fueled by a love for the craft. Managers are business-driven, goal-oriented and networking masters, committed to finding the best opportunities for their artists and handling…

What You Need to Know About Touring Internationally

Touring internationally can be one of the best experiences of your life… if you plan it properly. Without enough detailed planning, the whole thing could fall apart and put you in more debt than when you started. That being said,…

Checklist for a Kickass Year in 2020

We love to see independent artists striving for greatness, but a big part of that succeeding is having a good idea of exactly what needs to be done to get there efficiently and effectively. So, we created a checklist to…

The Winter Slowdown of the Music Industry

Strap on your winter boots and grab your favorite scarf, because wintertime is officially here! Whether you’re a total scrooge about this weather and spend the next 3 months curled up under a blanket in your favorite fuzzy socks, or…

Mix Tracks Directly from Soundcloud with Rekordbox

SoundCloud’s mission has always been to provide creators with the best tools to create and share work. So, they partnered with major DJ apps like Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX 3, Native Instruments and Pioneer’s WeDJ to give creators the ability…

Everyone Needs a Boiler Room Experience

Boiler Room captivates underground club culture that spans the entire spectrum of dance music, not limiting itself by industry standards or expectations. There are those of us who frequent big festivals and mainstream shows. Then, there are those of us…

Best Websites for Independent Artists to Sell Merch

When you think about what it takes to be a profitable musician, one of the things that should come to mind is selling merch. From t-shirts, hats, and lighters to stickers, patches, posters and more, there’s a lot of potential…

Forming Your Artist Development Team: The Entertainment Attorney

Part 5 of our Artist Development Series In this series, we’ve covered artist managers, record producers, music publishers and record labels as members of the artist’s development team. Now, we’re moving on to the role an attorney takes on within…

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…