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Best of 2014 Staff Lists

December 17, 2014

Every year around the end of November, conversations start to percolate around the office: “Did you hear…?” “Did you see…?” So, the tradition continues of compiling our favorite albums, songs, moments, or whatever else we dug this year into a much-loved, much-debated list. We hope you enjoy ours, and please share your favorites of 2014 [...]

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Hard Rock Rising 2015 — The Global Battle of the Bands Returns to ReverbNation

December 15, 2014

Last year, over 9,000 Artists from 70 countries competed to perform in front of 40,000 fans in Rome, Italy. Seattle’s Joyfield ended up taking home the grand prize after being hand-selected from the final round of 25 global Artists. Hard Rock Rising 2014 was a huge event for Artists across the world, so we are excited [...]

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Digital Distribution Checklist: Getting Your Release Ready for iTunes, Spotify, and More

November 14, 2014

Getting your music onto services like iTunes and Spotify is essential to an independent Artist’s complete web presence. We’re proud to offer our Artists a quick and affordable method of digital distribution, and we want to help make sure that your release won’t get rejected by the retailers’ strict guidelines. With that in mind, we [...]

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Belk Southern Musician Showcase Winner Jackie Venson: Why The Summer Tour Was ‘Like a Fantasy’

October 22, 2014

Jackie Venson may be young, but she’s already got years of music experience behind her. The up-and-coming multi-instrumentalist started her musical career as a classically trained pianist, then moved onto guitar and songwriting. Venson’s soulful, bluesy sensibilities recently received some well-deserved attention. She won the Belk Southern Musician Showcase and earned a spot on the [...]

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Miguel Dakota’s Got Talent: A Conversation With the AGT Finalist

October 14, 2014

This summer, Miguel Dakota was launched from his DIY roots in Colorado to the televisions of millions, eventually reaching the top ranks of America’s Got Talent.  Guest author (and noted Los Angeles-based DJ) Jessica Gonyea spoke with him about everything from EDM and ReverbNation, to performing alongside Lenny Kravitz, and why you’ll never find him [...]

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Musicians as Digital Storytellers: How To Seize the Power of Social Media

September 17, 2014

As an Artist, you’re probably relying on some form of social media to spread the word about your music. But today, it’s not enough to only update your fans with messages about your music.  We sat down with social media marketing expert Jim Tobin, President of Ignite Social Media, to find out where musicians often fall short [...]

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Investigating the Role of an Artist Manager in 2014 with Martin Anderson

September 2, 2014

For an Artist, the process of crafting and perfecting their music can be a true labor of love. Add the complicated tasks of booking shows, handling (or finding) a record label, or creating a marketing plan, and the life of an Artist is a daunting one indeed. Fortunately, there are those brave souls who are [...]

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Announcing the #1TakeCovers Results

August 20, 2014

ReverbNation, in partnership with We Are The Hits, launched the #1TakeCovers video competition in early July to give our Artist community a chance to put their unique spin on a popular song. Artists were asked to choose from a list of 20 pre-approved songs and film their interpretation of the song in one continuous take. [...]

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Email Marketing for Musicians: It Starts With Knowing Your Audience

August 19, 2014

In our post The Biggest Misconception Musicians Have About Email Marketing, we offered tips on how Artists can start an email marketing strategy. We continued the conversation with Ferol Vernon, SVP of Artist Services at ReverbNation, to learn more about how musicians can get the most value out of emailing fans. Experiment to Find Out What [...]

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