The Pros And Cons Of Being A Solo Artist

Whether you are just starting out in the music industry and deciding which path to take or, you’re already performing live and are looking to change things up, the question of whether to go it alone will have entered your mind at one time or another. Personally, I have performed as a soloist as well […]

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6 Benefits Of Open Mics That You Might Not Have Thought About

Open Mics… I know that some people like them and some don’t but you cant deny that the humble Open Mic is an invaluable part of the independent music industry as a whole. Personally, I think they’re a great example of a grassroots music industry at work. But I didn’t always think that way about […]

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20 Music Marketing Predictions For 2020

It seems that Ariel Hyatt and her team over at Cyber PR Music have been busy gazing into their crystal balls and coming up with some music marketing predictions for 2020. In one of their recent articles 20 Music Marketing Predictions For 2020, they make predictions in the following categories… Social Media And Websites Artist […]

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The Music Industry – It’s Not Dying, It’s Evolving Thanks To People Power

“Power to the people, power to the people, power to the people, power to the people right on” John Lennon As you walk along your music career path you’ll hear all kinds of predictions about the health and viability of the music industry as a whole and generally the predictions seem to be on the […]

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Indie Music Industry – The True Meaning Of Indie

The word INDIE seems to be all the buzz at the moment but I came across this cute and clever article by Bob Baker putting across the meaning of INDIE in a slightly different way and I just had to show it to you all. It’s a bit of fun but the message is still […]

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Indie Music Industry – Knowledge Is Power, Use It

Always remember that too much information is much better than not having enough. If you are going to create a music career for yourself, first you must understand how the music industry works. Now, what I’m going to give you now is probably the most important music industry tip you’ll ever receive… Join up and […]

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Many Hats Make Light Work In Today’s Music Industry

Okay class, repeat after me… There is no magic formula for success in the music industry. Lets face it, being independent means that you’re going to have to be wearing more than one hat to survive. You are going to have to do a lot of things yourself but don’t worry, help is on the […]

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A Music Business Lesson By Frank Zappa

I loved Frank Zappa. I loved his music but I also really loved his very direct, matter-of-fact and painfully candid approach to being interviewed and the questions he would be asked. His standing up to the US Senate regarding explicit rock lyrics and the defense of free speech is the stuff legends are made of. […]

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15 Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Music Career

I have been involved in the music industry for over 30 years now and when I started my music career there wasn’t too much information around regarding how to start a music career. For a start, THERE WAS NO INTERNET! You made it up as you went along and made a lot of mistakes along […]

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The Importance Of Believing In Yourself And Your Music Career

Remember this old saying from Henry Ford… “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you are right.” Well, it’s so true isn’t it? The only thing that really matters at the end of the day is the amount of belief that you have in yourself and the music you are creating because without that […]

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