YouTube, SoundCloud and Apple Music have new ways for you to profit.
Share or sell your unused sounds, presets, and clips while promoting yourself
Although most musicians focus primarily on
One simple formula applies to all business.
And you thought the Winter Olympics were only about skiing, bobsledding, curling, and all that other frozen stuff?
These days, everyone says marketing is as important as musicianship.
Given the state of the music industry, my band Bailiff is
If your recordings are getting digital distribution, income is being generated for you.
When soundcloud was first founded in 2007, sound designer Alexander Ljung and musician Eric Wahlforss aimed to create a tool that key players in the music industry could use to share tracks.
Here’s our favorite response. Daniel Kasnitz wins a copy of Steve Gordon’s The Future of the Music Business,Third Edition: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies. Thanks, Daniel!
I just came back from SXSW, where I attempted (unsuccessfully) to see 80 bands in five days.
The three essential tweets for staying fresh with your fans
Laptoprockers teamed up with Camilla Romestrand and Slanted Black Records to launch the "Eddie the Gun" Remix Contest. Contestants will be required to remix her "Don't Be Afraid" song. Prizes include mastering plug-ins from Sonoris Audio Engineering and Eclipse MP3 player, Third Shift T-shirts and posters from Steez. The top three remixes will be featured on a Slanted Black Records remix EP.
Being a musician, you probably sell more than just music. T-shirts, apparel, posters, and other merchandise are all a traditional part of a musician''s income. While the goal of selling merch to your fans is the same as it has always been, you now have many options and tools for creating, distributing, and selling beyond traditional manufacturing
To take the Ableton Summer Music Challenge, students must upload their tracks to SoundCloud to enter the competition. Then, they share their track with the world via their favorite social networks. The tracks with the most plays by August 31, 2010, will be presented to the official Ableton Summer Music Challenge Jury. The Jury will then select the grand prize winners. There will be two competition age group: under 15 and 15 to 18.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE WITH THESE FIVE UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS TO GET DJ GIGS
After graduating with a degree in graphic design, I was DJing in the early rave scene and doing tons of rave flyers for promoters all around the country.
I've always had a strong interest in intellectual property and how creative people use technology to collaborate and share their work. I studied at UC
I've had a somewhat fairy tale ride in that I've been at Astralwerks/Caroline for 13 years now; I literally started in the trenches doing college-radio
With so many great bands champing at the bit to play decent venues, club owners have little incentive to actually pay a band to play. In fact, in cities
For musicians, few things are worse than playing to an empty room. People don't want to practice long hours and spend time setting up for a show only
As vice president and co-founder of Reach Global Inc., an independent music-publishing company, I get asked a lot of questions by curious songwriters.