January 2024


How Do Spotify’s 2024 Changes in Royalty Rates Affect Independent Artists? – Music Industry How To

With Spotify’s proposed changes to artists royalties to take effect in 2024, independent artists are questioning if enough is enough The article from Music Industry How To discusses the significant changes Spotify plans to implement in its royalty payout model in 2024, aimed at combating bot plays and ensuring fair compensation for artists. The new […]

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4 Content Playbooks to Drive Superfans to Your Own Artist Platform

Research indicates that 66% of fans find artists on Instagram and TikTok — not streaming. These passionate fans want exclusive experiences, behind-the-scenes access, and real artist connections. The article from Single.xyz, titled “4 Content Playbooks to Drive Superfans to Your Own Artist Platform,” delves into strategies for musicians to transform casual listeners into dedicated superfans. It […]


How to book your first music festival slot – ReverbNation Blog

Do you dream of headlining a big music festival? Not surprisingly, a crucial step towards that goal is: booking your FIRST music festival slot! With 1,000+ annual music festivals in the USA and Europe alone, there’s a whole world of opportunity out there for you to wow IRL audiences with your live show. The article from […]


Superfans: Why They’re Vital For Artists In The Digital Era

The music superfan theory is nothing new, but in an industry increasingly overtaken by algorithms, superfans provide a sure-fire way for artists – even emerging and mid-tier artists – to make money and develop their audience. The article from AmplifyYou, titled “Superfans: Why They’re Vital For Artists In The Digital Era,” delves into the burgeoning […]


What is a Superfan & Why do UMG, WMG (and everyone else) care so much?

Everyone is talking about the importance of music superfans to propel and monetize an artist’s career. But what is a superfan, and why do the CEOs of UMG and WMG, along with almost everyone else in the music business, suddenly care so much? The article from Hypebot, penned by Bruce Houghton, delves into the burgeoning […]

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Unlocking Success for Musicians in the Work-from-Home Era || Dotted Music

Adapting to remote work opportunities is now a necessity in the ever-evolving music industry. Embrace these strategies to thrive in the digital era The article from Dotted Music, titled “Unlocking Success for Musicians in the Work-from-Home Era,” provides a comprehensive guide for musicians navigating the digital landscape of the music industry. Here’s a summary of […]


10 music videos you should be making in 2024 – ReverbNation Blog

Video is one of the most effective ways to promote music. That’s why the music industry is so focused on TikTok, Reels, and YouTube at the moment. The article from ReverbNation Blog, penned by Chris Robley, delves into the dynamic world of music videos, highlighting their pivotal role in music promotion. It acknowledges the challenges […]


What is an EPK? And why do you need one? | Bandzoogle Blog

As a musician, you need tools for promotion. An EPK is your online resume and musical business card, making it easy for industry professionals to discover who you are. The article from Bandzoogle, penned by Melanie Kealey, delves into the essence and significance of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for musicians. An EPK serves as […]

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10 Music Business Fundamentals Inspired By Mahatma Gandhi

Hypebot is one of the best music business blogs going around at the moment and a great example of why is this article I found called “10 Music Business Fundamentals Inspired By Gandhi.” Penned by former Hypebot senior writer Hisham Dahud, the article outlines ten music business fundamentals inspired by the life of  Mahatma Gandhi. Hisham is confident that the 10 music business […]


Music Streaming Trends to Watch for in 2024

2024 is finally here, and that means once again the industry is about to overflow with new tech, tools, trends and more. As an independent musician, that means you’ve got more to learn and even more to grow. To help you ride the wave of what’s to come, here are some of the biggest music […]