Careers & Marketing

So many musicians can write and play life-altering music, but nobody hears it. Don’t condemn your songs to obscurity. Use the articles below to help spread the good word about your own or your client’s records. In combination with our other columns, you and your artists are on their way to the top of the charts.

How to Create a Music Marketing Plan Like a Pro

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I won't sugarcoat it, not even a little bit: the music business is hard. Exceptionally hard. But since the rewards for those who make it to the top are stupendous, it's only fitting that climb itself be difficult. This, of course, isn't news to you. Even the most starry-eyed musicians understand that making it as […]

How to Build Your Reputation as a Beat Producer

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There are as many worthless lyricists out there as there are people pumping out horrid beats in their bedrooms and filling up SoundCloud and YouTube. Let them work together. You are the one high quality producer out of the thousand that has any lick of musical talent. The problem is that nobody knows you're there. […]

Go Global! Distribute Your Music Online

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Most musicians want an audience, and many people would love to hear their music (if only they knew it existed). Classically, that's where music distribution came into play, but in the new millennium, that means digital distribution across the internet. Let's look at reasons every musician should be distributing music online. Online distribution is easy […]

The Best Music Business Schools & Colleges to Launch Your Career

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Lots of musicians take a strange path through this life of musical hardship. While they work their craft and attempt to gain exposure they fund their low income lifestyle by waiting tables and other measly day jobs.  That's not a judgement statement.  You've got to do what you've got to do and are willing to […]

Music Business Jobs & Careers - Get Paid Doing What You Love!

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Just because other people sell out to some corporation and are willing to hate their life for the off-chance they might retire one day doesn't mean we have to live like that. You can put off what you love until you're too old to do it, or you can live for the present.  Of course […]

Music Business Degree - Major & Masters to Industry Career

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Have you ever wondered why musicians will hit the big time and immediately start their own record label?  They begin to arrange and market their own tours, hire a team to run their merchandise booths, and focus on the business itself as opposed to the art.  Why? Because trends come and go within the industry, […]