Music Industry

Musician Mental Health Check: Take Time For Yourself Daily

2021-03-12T14:03:33-06:00

Digital Workload and Mental Health I recently read an interview in Tape Op about the producer of the band Fugazi.  He spoke about their photographer transitioning from film to digital, allowing for thousands of photos to be captured at each shoot.  That change meant that the new enemy (from the photographer’s point of view) was the difficulty in committing to a change.  With thousands of digital photos to choose from, he was no longer limited by the cost of film, 36 exposures per roll, etc. This made me think about how the digital transformation can be paralyzing.  I started recording [...]

Musician Mental Health Check: Take Time For Yourself Daily2021-03-12T14:03:33-06:00

Looking for a Band Manager? Think Again Before You Delegate The Work

2021-02-08T21:34:50-06:00

Occasionally we will get asked by a musician or band if we are a management company or where they might be able to find one. We tend to answer their question with another question: What makes you think you need a manager? A good manager will open doors in terms of connections and opportunities that lead to more revenue for you from your musical craft. Doors that you would likely not be able to open as quickly or at all due to your being busy with other aspects of your music career and/or because you just don’t have the connections. [...]

Looking for a Band Manager? Think Again Before You Delegate The Work2021-02-08T21:34:50-06:00

Why Are You Still Wondering How to Get Signed to a Label?

2020-12-10T23:30:18-06:00

The music industry landscape has changed drastically over the past 15+ years.  It’s pretty much unrecognizable from the music industry that I grew up with through high school.  So why hasn’t the mindset of the musicians Googling “How to Get Signed to a Label?” changed as fast?  For those seeking a musical path to stardom, it sounds to me that the majority of bands still see “getting signed” as Nirvana (the point of enlightenment, not Kurt Cobain’s band). […]

Why Are You Still Wondering How to Get Signed to a Label?2020-12-10T23:30:18-06:00

When We Help Others, We Succeed (Guest Post)

2020-03-13T08:26:37-05:00

In keeping with Songtrust’s mission to educate creators around the world about music publishing, we’re working with organizations like Eleven Music Career Center to provide readily accessible and curated resources for creator communities.  […]

When We Help Others, We Succeed (Guest Post)2020-03-13T08:26:37-05:00

Sharing Rehearsal Space: It Is Everyone’s, and It Is No One’s

2014-07-08T21:36:17-05:00

The idea of mixing business with pleasure, through the oft-needed shared work space, came up recently during a discussion with two friends in NYC. He currently shares with other like-minded custom furniture builders without a problem. She no longer shares with other musicians due to the multitude of bad situations she kept finding herself in. […]

Sharing Rehearsal Space: It Is Everyone’s, and It Is No One’s2014-07-08T21:36:17-05:00

The Top 10 Music Industry Blogs You Should be Reading

2014-07-01T10:00:00-05:00

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. […]

The Top 10 Music Industry Blogs You Should be Reading2014-07-01T10:00:00-05:00

Springboard to Fame? Why Festivals may still be Worth the Trip

2014-05-13T22:24:10-05:00

Dreaming about getting your band on a festival ticket where your music will get heard by those in the industry who may be able to help? Well, read on as we are pleased to share this guest blog from Mike with the hard-working band Sunspot. He explains what keeps luring them back to one of the biggest music gatherings in the country. It may just make you want to go, too. […]

Springboard to Fame? Why Festivals may still be Worth the Trip2014-05-13T22:24:10-05:00

Hang Your Stockings! It’s Record Store Day!

2014-04-18T22:42:30-05:00

Each year, people in the record store industry have looked forward to that special time in April when the jolly man comes down their chimney and fills their stockings with all sorts of gifts and goodies.  This year, that man is no other than Public Enemy’s very own Chuck D.  And just for the record (pun intended), this has nothing to do with Christmas.  It’s the third Saturday of April: It’s Record Store Day! […]

Hang Your Stockings! It’s Record Store Day!2014-04-18T22:42:30-05:00

Why You Should Keep Licensing and Royalty Management In-House

2014-03-18T10:00:29-05:00

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!). […]

Why You Should Keep Licensing and Royalty Management In-House2014-03-18T10:00:29-05:00

SXSW: The Ultimate Guide to Representing your Band and Brand

2014-02-25T10:00:02-06:00

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! […]

SXSW: The Ultimate Guide to Representing your Band and Brand2014-02-25T10:00:02-06:00
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