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  • How to Monetize Your Music with Songtradr.com

    How to Monetize Your Music with Songtradr.com

    If you are an artist affected by the decimated live scene, you’ve probably realized how important it is to monetize your music online. In-person performances will most likely revive, but by all accounts, ‘normal’ won’t be back any time soon. Getting set up now would be a smart approach as […]

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  • The Key to Finding Your Audience

    New York Magazine’s music editor Sam Hockley-Smith on how to figure out who your audience is and keep them coming back for more. Nearly the entire catalog of recorded music is at our fingertips which means we’re faced with an inundation of choices every time we scroll through Spotify looking […]

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  • Share Your Music in a Snapchat

    Sharing music on social media is an important way to make a statement — especially if you only have 24 hours to make it. But dealing with cumbersome workarounds like adding links and capturing screenshots to share that music is time-consuming for artist teams and a poor experience for fans. […]

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  • Creating a Perfect Soundtrack: Here’s What Music Supervisors Are Looking For

    Getting your songs placed comes down to writing the right song and getting it to the right ears, but it’s also absolutely crucial to have your business in order so you don’t miss any opportunities. The most compelling moments in your favorite Netflix series are created through a marriage of […]

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  • The Significance of the Mixtape in the Streaming Era

    From the streaming debut of Drake’s So Far Gone to top-charting Kehlani tape While We Wait, we take a closer look at the new and withstanding roles of the mixtape. In late February, music outlets across the web were once again talking about Drake’s So Far Gone, a mixtape the rapper […]

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  • Gig Mentality – it’s an odd one

    SOCIAL CONDUCT AT GIGS IS AN ODD ONE. IT’S THE CROWD THAT MAKES A CONCERT. NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE ACT, IF THE CROWD IS DEAD, THE NIGHT DIES WITH IT. Imagine being in the Maccy D’s queue and suddenly deciding to aggressively haul your entire body weight into the person […]

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  • How to Set Gain Levels For A Mixing Console

    Gain, a.k.a. Trim, is a volume control for each channel of a mixing console.  The Gain knob controls the volume being input into the channel, not the amount of volume output through the channel.  Different types of input devices, from mp3 players to guitars to vocal microphones all have different volume […]

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  • A letter to music venues…

    Dear venue owners and managers, You may have noticed a decline in attendance, lower quality of music, and generally unappreciative performers. I feel your pain and have some suggestions for you so that you get the highest quality of music, more attendance, and happiness in your life. We professional musicians–the […]

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