5 Reasons You Should Still Create CDs Of Your Releases

The conventional knowledge in the world of music today is that CDs do not sell anymore. Yes, CDs are no longer the mainstream media for releasing new music. However, this does not mean that as artists we cannot generate revenue from CD sales. In fact, a lot of artists today still depend on CD sales for their merch revenue. Along with merch revenue, there are other potential avenues where releasing your new music in the CD format can prove useful. In this article, we’d like to outline five reasons why you should still release your new music in CD format.

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4 Ways To Make Your New Release More Visual

In today’s world of music streaming, thousands of songs are being released every day. As listeners, this is wonderful because it gives us access to a lot of new music. On the other hand, for us artists, that means we have to compete with each other for the attention of our listeners. 

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6 Steps To Make A Collaborative Performance Video Remotely

The pandemic might prevent musicians from working together in person, but it is not an excuse to stop collaborating altogether. With the technological tools at our disposal, we can collaborate using remote sessions to record videos and songs. In fact, many music videos or performances are being created with remote videos these days. With some planning and coordination, it is possible for anyone to create remote music videos. In this blog post, we’d like to outline the six steps for making a collaborative performance video remotely.

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5 Tips For Rocking Your Next Interview

If you’re a musician doing your own PR, it’s likely that you’ve requested—or been offered—interview opportunities on a variety of blogs and other industry publications.

Whether it’s conducted over email, phone, or video, an interview is an exciting opportunity for you to share more about your music, and to show your audience a new side to who you are, what drives you, and why you make the music you do.

But it’s also important to keep a few things in mind during each interview you have the chance to participate in. The following are some tips to help make your next interview your best yet.

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How To Make Spotify Canvas Videos On Any Budget

Late last year, Spotify expanded access to Spotify Canvas—a feature that lets artists visually brand their tracks with short looping videos. This was great news for every artist who’s keen to increase streaming time and draw listeners in deeper, but you may have noticed that there hasn’t been a whole lot of advice available on HOW to make them. 

So let’s fix that! Here are the three main methods available to every artist:

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5 Things Not To Do When Pitching Your Music To Bloggers

Although I’m a publicist now, I started my career in the music industry as a blogger, and in the six years since I created that blog, I’ve seen my fair share of submissions from bands and publicists alike. Thousands of emails have landed in my inbox, but I’ve only covered a fraction of those stories on the website.

Why?

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4 Reasons Surprise Albums Are Risky For An Independent Artist

2020 was the year of surprise albums by major artists, and most offline marketing efforts went out the window. So some artists experimented with releasing their album with zero marketing. This is an interesting strategy for a major artist, as it is a pleasant surprise for fans, which is likely to become a success and an engagement driver.

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4 DIY Online Promotional Ideas For Your Next Release

If you’re a developing artist, DIY promotion is essential for finding an audience for your music. But in 2021, traditional ways of promoting a new record, like touring, have become complicated and out of reach for many artists. The good news is that listeners are hungry for meaningful music experiences and artist engagement online during this uncertain time. Try these four DIY online promotional tactics to get the most mileage from your releases in 2021 and beyond:

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