I’ll be the first one to admit, compiling top lists like this is never easy and subject to author bias and reader criticism. However, I’m still gonna go for it. And that’s only because I’m putting this disclaimer here and letting you fantastically awesome people tell me what else I might have overlooked or should not have included in the comments on this article. We good? Aight, let’s do this. […]
About Matt JacobyHello, I'm Matt Jacoby, one of the co-founders at Eleven Music Career Center. I'm excited that you are here and ready to make music a career!
There are several ways you can show your support and help local music in your city or town, as well as any place that has a local music scene. Supporting local music isn’t expensive, a serious headache, or inconvenient. This list proves it, so no more excuses! […]
As a new band starting out, you might immediately think that there are only a couple of ways to earn extra revenue. Between that and the fact that people around you are telling you to give up the musical dream and get a real job, you might think that music will never be an actual job. But I have good news for you: music IS a real job, and those people don’t get it. […]
With all the discussion about tackling the music business on your own and choosing not to get signed by the existing industry, it’s hard to keep the two separate. There is plenty of overlap in several subjects that pertain to both the mainstream and independent industries. The one thing that most people say you should leave to the mainstream is your royalties and licensing. I personally would beg to differ (cue the critics!). […]
It’s almost March, and if you’re in the music industry, you know what time it is: South by Southwest (SXSW) time! As many bands make the annual trek to Austin to either perform or promote, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a guide that covers some important things to remember when representing yourself, your band, your business and your music to fans and industry professionals, at SXSW or any music event. These opportunities are about making a good impression and educating yourself, not getting discovered and signed! […]
Let’s face it: more and more of us are putting away the good ol’ fashioned FM radio and opting for services that give us more options and freedom, such as Pandora, Spotify and other Internet-based services. […]