New Artist Model - Online Music Business School for Indie Musicians Email is one of the best ways to get in touch with your fans and promote your music these days. But make no mistake, this isn’t a 100% thing. Most people get hundreds of emails per day. Show More Summary
Tips? Tricks? Advice? We've got it all this week as we lend independent and DIY artists a hand using tablets and apps to edit music, deciding whether to distribute your music video on YouTube or Vevo and the pros and cons of both, promoting your music via Facebook, and much,...
New Artist Model - Online Music Business School for Indie Musicians As an indie musician, if you don’t have an email list (or you have one and never use it), you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Compared to social media – where most...Show More Summary
Within a week of starting college at the University of Southern California in 2011, Justin Jay had been signed to Dirtybird Records. As the youngest artist on the nascent house music label’s roster, Jay’s star rose for years alongside...Show More Summary
New Artist Model - Online Music Business School for Indie Musicians A massive shift in the publishing business is empowering today’s writers and creative entrepreneurs in ways that were simply not possible in years past. Reaching readers...Show More Summary
The film and music industry have been unfair to artists so far. Will blockchain level the playing field?
This series highlighting notable indie rock/DIY debuts features standout first releases from artists and bands that even the majority of hard core indie followers haven’t […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
New Artist Model - Online Music Business School for Indie Musicians A lot of musicians see music licensing as this big, super-intimidating goal. Maybe you feel like you need to have a publisher before you can start. Or perhaps it seems...Show More Summary
Tabloids wouldn’t be tabloids if they didn’t reach; when the baleful eye of the Daily Mail fell on Annie Clark in 2016, the newspaper, in an attempt to explain the indie artist who records as St. Vincent to a more general audience, introduced her as a “female David Bowie.” In ... More »
It is always a pleasure to check out new indie movies as one of the digital press. I am a HUGE fan of all indie artists from music to writers, painters to movie makers. I was offered to get an early screening of the straight-to-DVD movie,"Hell House LLC" (directed by Stephen Cognetti). Show More Summary
New Artist Model - Online Music Business School for Indie Musicians 1,000,000 streams on Spotify will get you approximately $3,000 in royalties. 1 MILLION! Can you even hit that target in a whole year? I’m not even sure I could make it in TEN years! Here are 6 different ways you could make $3,000 with music licensing. Show More Summary
In this round of tips and and advice for independent and do it yourself artists, we offer advice on relocating yourself as a musician, how to release electronic music, five tiny must-play venues in the US and more! Uproot: Tips For Relocating As A Musician Releasing Electronic Music In 6...
Once again, we've partnered with a talented indie artist to share a preview of their new album. Check out Joel Madison Blount's "Our New Moon" before it hits stores and streaming partners on Friday!
The latest edition of Fresh Tracks, just in time for the start of autumn, features artists from New England to the west coast and from […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
Tips, tricks, advice, and more this week, are share ideas on time management, what metadata is and why artists should manage their own, why moving to Brooklyn isn't essential for your band to make it big, and more! Do Less, Get More Done: The Ultimate Time Management Tip For Musicians...
"You never know who you might meet next..." The Orchard has revealed the first trailer for the horror film Creep 2, a sequel to the cult indie horror hit Creep from a few years ago. This time the film follows a video artist looking for subjects who drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man who claims to be a serial killer. Show More Summary
The Zimbabwe-born British artist combines vocals, visuals, and dance to present a creative vision that he thinks is just what music needs now. If ever you needed an incentive to actually make conversation with your next Uber driver, keep in mind they may hold the key to the record deal of your dreams. Read Full Story
The development of Alex Hadreas, the Seattle-born indie musician who performs as Perfume Genius, has been marked by progression toward a more ethereal, otherworldly sound. Based in the artist’s personal experience of homophobia and addiction (he also suffers from Crohn’s disease, a painful and incurable immune-related illness), Hadreas’s songs are ... More »
Our tips, tricks, and suggestions for indie artists cover all the bases this week, with advice on how teamwork makes dream work, the most important tools for using Facebook Live, how to successfully build an online presence, and so much more! Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: 5 Reasons It Pays...
Our advice for indie DIY artists this week covers putting commentary tracks on Spotify, the three pillars behind a successful artist brand, how tell a story through your music other than in the lyrics, and much more! How To Promote Music On Spotify Using 'Behind The Scenes' Playlists and Commentary...