Why, when, and how to build a team for your music career

There’s money to be made in music, but the hustle will run you ragged if you’re not also pursuing it for something of more value than money. To what end are you hustling for? If you’re not being creatively satisfied, having fun, or working with people you enjoy, there are easier ways to earn a […]

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Musicians Who Died In 2021

In addition to all the heartache last year wrought, the list of notable musicians and producers who died in 2021 is extensive, with a host of innovators, groundbreakers, and icons joining their departed brethren at the eternal post-gig party. Grieving… It never gets any easier. Source: Musicians Who Died In 2021 | Disc Makers Blog

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6 EPK Must-Haves | ReverbNation Blog

Now is the perfect time to revamp that EPK and get it up to par so that as soon as you begin seeking new press placements, booking your next tour, or reaching out to festivals, you have everything you need to stand out. So, what should every EPK have? Source: 6 EPK Must-Haves | ReverbNation […]

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My Single Release Checklist — Passive Promotion

Brian Hazard from Color Theory has been one of those quiet achievers just getting on with the job of putting out music. I read his blogs and view his YouTube videos whenever they come across my radar and I’m impressed with his methodical consistency and overall quality of his releases. He has now documented his […]

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The brakes have been slammed on audio streaming’s growth in the UK. Is the US next?

Are the world’s biggest music markets headed towards an era where streaming growth plateaus, in the same way it has in the ‘early adopter’ Scandinavian territories? The latest data, at least on a volume basis, suggests so. It will be interesting to see what happens with streaming goes in the next 12 months but I […]

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Musician’s Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Years break. It’s now time to get back into the swing of things for 2022. This time of year has traditionally been the time of year to get out your butchers paper and plan out the year ahead. A big part of this planning is […]

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Catch ’22: A Complete* List Of Absolutely Everything The Music Business Needs To Fix Or Get Rid Of In 2022 (*Almost)

… here are 22 things the music business really needs to stop doing or to fix before the calendar flips over into 2023. A great list here, right on the money. Read it, absorb it and do it (if you have the power to make change). Source:Catch ’22: A Complete* List Of Absolutely Everything The […]

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How Different Types of Music Affect Student Learning

I tend to do my work in silence but from time to time I put on some music in the background and I find that my focus is a lot clearer and distractions become less… Distracting. My preference is more ambient music, music that doesn’t get in the way of my concentration but when it […]

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Adele Lands Highest Selling First Week Album In Australia Since 2017

Adele continues to break records, with her just-released fourth album 30 earning the highest selling first week for any album in Australia since 2017. Her first album since 2015’s 25, 30 debuted atop the ARIA Albums Chart with lead single ‘Easy On Me’ simultaneously topping the ARIA Singles Chart. Nine other songs from 30 also debuted in the singles chart, with […]

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States on target to open up live music despite Omicron concerns

The new COVID-19 “Omicron” variant has the potential to put the spanner in the plans to open everything up in Australia. The fears have been summed up by this article: States on target to open up live music despite Omicron It states… Has the Australian live sector’s confidence of a mini-boom heading into summer been […]

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