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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our tips and advice for the music industry's scrappiest self-starters this week covered how using Spotify's pre-save feature can boost an album release, some unique merchandise ideas that can help your brand, some important things to keep in mind when planning your next photoshoot, and much more. How Spotify Pre-Saves Can Boost An Album Release Unique Music Merchandise Ideas 5 Things To Keep In Mind For Your Next Photo Shoot 8 Best Methods For Promoting Your Music ...
Tags: D.I.Y, Music Business, Owen Davie


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this revisitation of the past week's major music industry events, we revisit a challenging past three years for PledgeMusic, a lawsuit being filed against Ariana Grande over her own photos, check in on a post-surgery Mick Jagger, and much, much more! PledgeMusic Lost Almost $11 Million In The Last 3 Years YouTubNow Offline As Music Industry Scores Two Wins vs Stream Rippers Eurovision To Bring Its Weird, Wonderful Song Contest To North America Post Surgery, Mick J...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie


8 Best Methods For Promoting Your Music

In the digital age, many traditional obstacles to cultivating a successful career have been lifted. But this also means the field is more crowded. Cathy Baylis looks at how entrepreneurial artists can most effectively promote their music and stand out in the crowd. In this latest contribution to MusicThinkTank,  outlines the eight best and most effective ways to promote your music to an audience. "An industry report conducted by the Next Big Sound shows that over 90% of all artistswor...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, YouTube & Video, Diy Musicians, Cathy Baylis


TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week's most popular and often read articles on Hypebot covered the sixty-four pop/indie playlists worth pitching to and how to reach them, why PledgeMusic is starting to sound like a broken record, the best way to make sure your content doesn't get rejected, and more! 64 Pop, Indie Spotify Playlists Worth Pitching and How To Reach Them PledgeMusic Story Starting To Sound Like A Broken Record How To Make Sure Your Content Doesn’t Get Rejected Rolling Stone Music...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie


Music Think Tank: Call For Your Submissions

A big thank to the devoted MusicThinkTank readership and the valuable and insightful content that many of you have shared, But we want more smart people to join the party. Without your contributions, Music Think Tank would not exist. If you have something to say about the music industry, be it how-to advice or thoughtful commentary, please consider contributing a post to MTT. Remember to review the submission guidelines posted on the MTT open page before posting. Thank you ...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, MTT


10 Music Festivals Around The World: Exciting But Unheard Of

While most people are aware of major festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, the scale and massive hype around these events can make them less appealing for some music fans. Here we look at ten exciting, but largely unheard of, music festivals from around the globe. ________________________ In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, Eva options some of the world's more obscure but no less exciting music festivals which live music enthusiasts might not be aware of. "6. Rainforest Worl...
Tags: Music, Coachella, Borneo, Glastonbury, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Live & Touring, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank Eva


This Week In Music Commentary

On the other side of the music industry curtain this week, commentators weighed in on why music sync is primed for disruption, how to make the best of the recently passed Copyright Directive, how Spotify's personalization push has increased song discovery among users, and more. Music Sync Is Ripe For Change [Mark Mulligan] Copyright Directive: Can We Avoid Rotten Apples Through An Early Harvest? [Neil Turkewitz] Spotify Says Personalizaton Increased Song Discovery 35% ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Neil Turkewitz


4 Tips For Constructing A Home Recording Studio

Provided you have some expertise in recording and production, a home studio can be an excellent source of revenue, either as a side hustle, or full-time business. Here we look at four invaluable tips for how to set up an affordable, quality DIY recording studio. __________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Anica Oaks provides four key tips for artists looking to pull in additional revenue by setting up a home recording studio. "Today, software ...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Anica Oaks, D.I.Y


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

This week we have a host of fresh and invaluable tips for the looking to cut their own path in the music biz, with advice on how to contact blogs and playlists, how you can best fully optimize your Instagram page, some common crowdfunding myths that simply aren't true, and more! 5 Music Crowdfunding Myths – Busted! [Ariel Hyatt] How To Contact Blogs, Playlists In 6 Steps 6 Techniques For Optimizing Your Instagram Page The 12 Biggest Independent Labels In US Gr...
Tags: Music, US, Owen Davie, Ariel Hyatt


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Home Recording Studio • Dark/Light Sides Of Digital • Write A Song In A Single • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on how to extra income through a home recording studio, the good and the evil of our transition to digital music, how to write a song in a single day, and more! Anica Oaks |  4 Tips For Building A DIY Home Recording Studio Gideon Waxman | The Dark And Light Sides Of Digital Dan Matthews | Proper Moving & Storage Techniques For Musicians Sammy Hakim | How To Write A Song In A Single Day [Au...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Anica Oaks, Gideon Waxman, Sammy Hakim


The Dark, Light Sides Of Digital

While many musicians in the industry (particularly legacy artists) may like to rage against the digital machine, the reality is that this new era of music, while it reduces or closes off many traditional sources of revenue through music sales, creates a number of important new opportunities for those willing to embrace them.   ____________________________ In this newest piece on MusicThinkTank, contributor Gideon Waxman examines both the dark and light sides of this new digital age of ...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Gideon Waxman


How To Write A Song In One Day

When embarking on the delicate process of songwriting, it can be tempting to hold off on committing to anything until the right inspiration strikes, but there is significant evidence that it may in fact be more beneficial to simply power through. Here we look at how you can train yourself to write a song in a day. _______________________ In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Sammy Hakim outlines how artists can work to develop the ability to compose a song in a single day. ...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Sammy Hakim


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Submit Hub • Networking For Introverts • Touring Budget • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on why Submit Hub is allegedly a scam, some tricks for networking effectively as an introvert, how to tour on a budget, and more! Ben Jackson | Submit Hub - A Scam Johannes Ripkin | Networking For Introverts Sam Bowman | Touring Tips For Bands On A Budget Steanie Porol | 5 Reasons To Attend Cedarsong Songwriting Retreat: South Of Nashville   [Author: Owen Davie]
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Music Think Tank, Touring, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

This week, we impart sagely wisdom the independent, DIY artists out there on how to build a dream crowdfunding team, what performance rights disputes are and why they happen, how to add value to your email mailing list, and more! Social Network For Musicians' Drooble Song Reviews, Reviewed [Brian Hazard] How To Build Your Crowdfunding Team - A Musician's Guide Band Tips For Touring On A Budget Performance Rights Disputes: What They Are, What Causes Them Addi...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, D.I.Y


Artist's Guide To Networking As An Introvert

Being a gifted performer often has nothing whatsoever to do with how outgoing you are as a person, and in the music business, where networking is paramount, having an introverted personality can often seem like a liability when it comes to advancing your career. Luckily there are ways around this that can give you an edge. _________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, contributor Johannes Ripkin shares some insights from Dorie Clark on how to effectively network in...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Dorie Clark, D.I.Y, Johannes Ripkin


Band Tips For Touring On A Budget

Hitting the road with your band is an exciting prospect, but can be an expensive one as well. Even for established bands, anyone operating below rockstar level is likely to face financial pressures on tour. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to practice frugality while on tour. ______________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Sam Bowman itemizes some key tips on how to budget out your tour in order to maximize its potential for success. "Once you’ve ...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Sam Bowman


This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, industry insiders weighed in why music and tech shall forever be intertwined, the importance of not simply treating your career like one giant party, why radio isn't more thrilled about the recent boom in audio. Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated If The Music Industry Is One Giant Party, You’re Not Doing It Right Major Labels Demanding 'Guaranteed Money' From TikTok Owners If Audio Is Hot, Why Isn’t Radio Partying? [...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Giant Party


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

We have a plethora of tips for independent and DIY artists this week, as we offer advice on accessible and affordable marketing, provide a comprehensive look at effective social media marketing, look at some key resources for promoting your next album and much, much more. 17 Accessible and Affordable Music Marketing Tips Your Event’s Comprehensive Social Media Advertising Calendar 5 Essential Resources For Help Release Your Next Album You Just Dropped A New Rele...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Comprehensive Social Media Advertising Calendar, Massive Email List Top


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Songwriting • UK Festival • The Business Of Sync, Music Supervision • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on some unconventional tips for writing music, how the UK festival scene has evolved over time, what goes on behind the scenes of sync and music supervision, and more! Shaun Letang| How To Write A Song, 5 Unconventional Tips Jessica Higgins | The Evolution Of The UK Festival Scene Emma Griffiths | 7 Podcasts On The Business Of Sync & Music Supervision Sadi Khan | 7 Scientific Studies Prove Exercise Mak...
Tags: Podcast, Music, UK, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Songs, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Jessica Higgins, Emma Griffiths


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit the play gap in men's vs. women's performance on the charts, Spotify's impressive showing over other streamers when it comes to installs, how Billie Eilish and her brother are redefining pop music from a tiny bedroom studio, and more! Breaking Down The Gender Play Gap: Men vs Women’s Performance On Music Charts Spotify Passes 500 Million Installs, Far More Than Other Streamers BBC Music Launches In ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, Bbc, Owen Davie, Billie Eilish, Deborah Dugan


Evolution Of The UK Festival Scene

Almost as much about the spectacle as about the music, music festivals have always been notable for their eye catching visuals and remarkable fashion scene. Here we look at UK festivals in particular have changed and evolved with each passing scene. ______________________________ In this latest article on MusicThinkTank, Jessica Higgins looks back over the decades at how music festival fashion in the UK has evolved over the years. "While Hippy culture slowly faded out, Glam rockers...
Tags: Music, UK, Britain, David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Owen Davie, Malcolm McLaren, Uk punk, MusicThinkTank Jessica Higgins


7 Podcasts That Take You Behind Scenes Of Sync, Music Supervision

Now one of the best ways to make serious money in the music industry, sync licensing and the music supervision process holds a lot of interest for bands and artists looking to raise their profile. This seven podcasts pull back the curtain and give us look at an often mysterious part of the music industry. ___________________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Emma Griffiths shares seven different podcasts taking a behind the scenes look at the busine...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Podcast: Music Biz, Emma Griffiths


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from inside the music industry took to their soapboxes to examine the risk of music business 2.0 syndrome and explain why we need a conscious music tech revolution now, plus Barack Obama's tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. Optimistic Delusion And Music Business Version 2.0 Syndrome Read Barack Obama's Tribute to Nipsey Hussle Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW! [Author: Owen Davie]
Tags: Music, Barack Obama, Owen Davie


How To Successfully Submit To Music Blogs, Magazines, Radio

So often when submitting their music to a magazine or music blog, artists fail to do their research and follow proper protocol, with the result that their work ends up being rejected. In such a competitive field, it is essential that artists do the proper leg work to set themselves up for success. ______________________ In this most recent post on MusicThinkTank, Tracy Arbon breaks down proper procedure for submitting your music to promotional gatekeepers. "If blogs don’t have a si...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, Music Blogs, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, MusicThinkTank Tracy Arbon


Staying In Love With The Craft Of Songwriting

As with so many creative arts, songwriting can often be an incredibly frustrating experience, and it can be easy for you to lose your inspiration and forget your love of the craft when compositional process grinds to a halt. Here we look at how to rekindle the fire and maintain your love of songwriting. ______________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, Caleb J. Murphy looks at how songwriters can maintain their love of the craft, even when faced with creative ro...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Song, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Songwriting, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians, MusicThinkTank Caleb J Murphy


Why, How To Practice In Gig Conditions

While practice is obviously essential to improving your performance abilities as a musician, where and how you do so can dramatically impact the kind of improvement you see. In this piece we look at how replicating 'gig conditions' can help you to more rapidly improve as a performer. ______________________________ In this latest article from MusicThinkTank , Billy Saefong lets us in on the secret to improving your performance by practicing in a recreation of 'gig conditions.' "To be ...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Billy Saefong


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, music business insiders shared their insights on whether streaming's 'pre-saves' replacing pre-orders is a good thing for artists, how tech is reshaping the music business, and why cultivating a strong personal brand is key to long-term industry success. Pre-Adds, Pre-Saves Are The New Pre-Orders - Is That A Good Thing? ‘Making the Brand’ For A Lasting Career In Music [Tunecore's Shelby Kennedy] Techstars Music's Bob Moz On The Music Business, How Tech Is Resh...
Tags: Music, Bob, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie, TuneCore, Shelby Kennedy


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Gig Conditions • Band Website • Touring On A Shoestring Budget • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on why and how artists should practice in gig conditions, everything you need to have on your artist website, how to tour on a shoestring budget, and more! Dixie Somers |   Take Some Notes—4 Ways To Deepen Your Love Of Music Billy Saefong | Why (And How) To Practice In Gig Conditions Lauren Bradshaw | The Way Music Influences Student’s Mental Activity Melanie Kealey | Creating A Band Website: A Complete...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Melanie Kealey, Lauren Bradshaw, Billy Saefong, Willa Bewes


Getting Things Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

This week, our tips and advice for the scrappy music industry self-starters out there covered how to make smart music marketing happen, the complete artist website checklist, how to craft an effective Spotify audio ad for you music, and more. How To Make Smart Music Marketing Happen 7 Organizations Committed To The Evolution Of Music Education Building A Band Website: Complete Checklist Facebook Image Sizes and Dimensions Chart 2019 Independent Artists: Maki...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, D.I.Y


TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular articles looked at the twenty-five songs that have received over a billion plays on Spotify, ten trends that are completely reshaping the music industry, why anyone would purchase Disc Makers given the state of CD sales, and more! 25 Songs Have Each Played Over 1B Times On Spotify 10 Trends Reshaping The Music Business [Mark Mulligan] Why Buy DiscMakers When CD Sales Are In Free Fall? 5 Data Driven Insights That Sell C...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, D.I.Y



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