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Music Business

Discogs Launches Self-Serve Advertising Platform

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (no offense if you do), you’ve heard of Discogs. If you haven’t heard, Discogs is essentially the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace on the web. In a partnership with DanAds,…

3 Creative Strategies For Finding Cold Contacts

If you’re just starting your journey into PR, booking, or even licensing inquiries, odds are you’ve run into the dreaded silence that comes from hundreds and hundreds of emails going unanswered. In fact, it can feel downright discouraging to take…

8 Things Your EPK Must Have

Electronic press kits changed the music industry years ago, and though they’re not as popular as they once were (some musicians prefer to let their social media profiles do all the talking), they can still be incredibly useful. In fact,…

Tips for Pitching Your Music to Blogs and Writers

The 2019 internet is quite an interesting tool. As music blogs become easier to create with every passing day, the influx of pitching opportunities is overwhelming. For every five people who are really into music, I am willing to bet…

Take Advantage of Spotify Analytics for Labels

If you run a label that has music on Spotify, you can use Spotify Analytics for Labels to access a ton of features that aren’t available in Spotify for Artists. To sweeten the deal, these features are FREE. Yes, absolutely,…

5 Things You Might Want To Send To Journalists

These days, most publicity firms spend almost all their time emailing bloggers and writers non-stop, as everything seems to have gone digital…well, almost everything. There are still times when mailing something physical can not only be a good idea, but…

Starting a Music-Focused Podcast

Over the past few years, we’ve seen podcasts explode in literally every industry, covering every possible topic, and the music industry is certainly no exception. Podcasts are a new and exciting way to engage your target audience, whether they’re your…

5 Ways to Take Advantage of Festival Season (Without Actually Playing One)

It’s officially festival season! With the first of the summer festivals having already kicked off, there’s only one thing left to do: sit back and enjoy the ride. Now, while it might not be possible to hit every single festival…

Forming Your Own Artist Development Team

Part 1 of our Artist Development Series. There are many decisions to make when deciding on the people that will help you make your mark in the Music Industry. You may think it’s premature, but it is wise to know…

Top 10 Electronic Music Festivals You Should Apply To

There are so many EDM festivals out there, it can be hard to decide which one is the right fit for you. Whether you want to play a set for a huge audience with thousands of fans or just want…