What Low Streams Can Tell You About Your Music

It can be a massive letdown to pour everything into your music and find out that hardly anyone is listening. High streaming numbers of your song may show that it’s good and people like it. However, does a low amount of streams mean a song or album isn’t very good? Well, no, actually. This overly simplistic way of judging music’s value is inaccurate and damaging because many music-makers and fans believe it.

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4 Goals To Embrace Now For New Artists

If you’re new to making music, chances are you feel overwhelmed every time you think about how to move your career forward. Great music is a given to get to where you want in music. But it’s not always clear what it takes to write your best music or how to get people to care once you do. 

Goals are essential to succeeding as a musician, whether you are trying to write your first couple of songs or carving out your identity as an artist. Here are four reachable goals that will help you to thrive as a new artist:

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How to Write Music For the Rest of Your Life

Think of songwriting like a romantic relationship. When things are going well and ideas come by effortlessly, it feels natural and doesn’t take much work. This is akin to the honeymoon phase of falling in love, when all you want is to be with the person you’ve fallen for. But when things go poorly — songwriter’s block, your album flops — staying the course is much harder to do. This difficult season of music creation is like a long-term relationship. It requires effort and hard work to keep things humming along. It can feel difficult and isn’t instantly rewarding, but putting the work in is worth it.

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3 Ways To Improve Your Songwriting Through Critical Listening

If you’re a songwriter trying to improve your craft, consistently making music is just one part of the equation. Listening closely to the music you hear is one of the most powerful ways to write better music. This means that every time you listen to music, you’ll have the opportunity to learn something that can apply to your work. Here are three ways to make better music through critical music listening:

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3 Ways To Raise Money For Causes You Care About As A Musician

As a musician, you have a unique platform to raise money and bring awareness to important causes. Even bands and solo artists with small followings can engage their fan base to get behind causes they care about – whether it’s fundraising for a personal cause or a pressing global issue. Here are three ways on how to raise funds for the causes you hold close to your heart.

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How To Build Music Creation Into Your Daily Life

If you’re reading this, you probably love making music but struggle to fit it into your daily life. Maybe you’re young and are tied up with a full-time non-musical job, or are in your thirties with a young family. Or, you have always wanted to pursue music seriously, but could never find the time. The truth is, you can make music creation a priority in your life regardless of your age, busy schedule, and musical experience. It just takes some planning and dedication. 

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When Is A Song Truly Finished?

A song is a complicated thing. In your mind, your favorite songs probably feel like concrete, unchangeable ideas that are forever fixed, but the artists responsible for making the music you love might feel differently. Knowing when a song is “done” is important for songwriters, but, as we’ll find out, it’s a complicated thing that’s different for everyone.

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Why You Shouldn’t Care What Others Think About Your Music

In a world ruled by social media and streaming platforms, it can be tough for musicians to detach from caring what the world thinks about their music. It’s normal to feel affected, but putting too much stock in other people’s opinions about your music can be detrimental as an artist. Here’s why:

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