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Music Business

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…

Fostering Community in the Music Industry

In this fast-paced (oftentimes, cut-throat) industry, we want to be more than just the website where you upload your music. In a time where everything and everyone is online, we want to foster a deeper connection with our local music…

How to Book a Successful European Tour

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

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…

Protecting Rightsholders from Fake Artists

Instances of illegal activity like pay-for-streams, fake artists and many other deceptive practices have been well-documented. As an independent company who truly cares about the rights of hard-working artists, we can’t stand for them being taken advantage of on such…

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…