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.

Go Global! Distribute Your Music Online

Monday - Jul 10, 2017 Careers & Marketing

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

Monday - May 15, 2017 Careers & Marketing

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!

Saturday - May 13, 2017 Careers & Marketing

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

Wednesday - May 3, 2017 Careers & Marketing

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, […]

Anticipate Success: Make Marketing Easier With These 8 Music Production Tips

Tuesday - Jun 28, 2016 Careers & Marketing

Imagine this scenario.  You or your band release an EP of six tracks and three of them are awesome. You've printed CD labels and slip covers into those thin jewel cases and started handing them out to friends.  One of your friends went the corporate route and ended up playing your music in the car […]

Music Industry Artist Networking & Branding Basics

Friday - Mar 4, 2016 Careers & Marketing

We all believe that success in the music industry should be based on musical skill of some sort, whether that's songwriting, technical playing prowess, or some other talent.  But unfortunately the industry has been taken over by businessmen who have their sights set on one goal... profit. This means that these record executives, A&R scouts, […]