Category Archives: Artist Advice


Apple Music & Apple Connect – what it can mean for users, Artists and the Music Industry

“WELCOME TO APPLE MUSIC, A PLACE FOR FANS, CREATED BY THE ARTISTS AND EXPERTS WHO LIVE FOR MUSIC” Apple Music & Apple Connect – what it can mean for users, Artists and the Music Industry “WELCOME TO APPLE MUSIC, A PLACE FOR FANS, CREATED BY THE ARTISTS AND EXPERTS WHO …

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What is all this TIDAL talk!?

I wake up Monday, and come into work and BOOM, we are seeing photos and video footage of some of the largest acts in the music industry, huddled around for a press conference. Of course it created a buzz, a curiosity and an anticipation for something big to come….. Then came, …

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Instagram 101

I spent a lot of my time… on Instagram. I choose to follow pages, and sometimes unfollow pages due to their quality and detail on posts. I put together a bit of an “Instagram 101 Guide” for you today. If your band, artist page or company does not have Instagram …

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The Basics of Entertainment Law Q&A with Entertainment Lawyer and Drummer for One Bad Son: Kurt Dahl 

Entertainment law plays a large and important role in the music industry; from obtaining rights to your songs, making sure you sign a good deal, hiring a producer, and getting paid for your music for the rest of your life. Knowing the ins and outs of entertainment law is tricky, so …

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Canadian Radio VS USA Radio

I have come to learn a lot about the differences between the Canadian and American Radio markets lately, so I thought I would share some of that knowledge with you today for your own use. College Radio Canada: In Canada, college radio is a lot smaller, and is not used …

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Should you give your music away for Free?

U2’s free release failed, but Radiohead, Head of the Herd, and thousands of other bands ranging from nobody’s to big somebody’s around the world have done so with much success. So, should you? U2 and Apple made headlines last week with they’re free “dump” of the new U2 album in every …

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Tips and tricks for your best shot of having a career as a Hired Gun.

A Hired Gun, is a musician who gets paid per show for their skills, and will play/perform other peoples music for them live, in the studio or for music videos. This is a different roll as a “band member” who would write the music, perform live, and split band income. …

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Feature Article: “How to Mix Your Independent Record” by MondoTunes

How to Mix Your Independent Record Modern technology has made DIY music a reality for artists around the world. A home music studio or digital audio workstation has never been more affordable or easy to use. But how does an independent musician know when his or her record is properly …

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Publishing companies you should know about

In our last blog we talked about what is needed of you after you’ve recorded your album.  Before you’ve announced your cd release party, and certainly before you release the album, there are a number of companies you need to register with in order to get your song played, distributed …

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You just recorded a CD!!! whoop-dee-doo. now what….?

So you have just spent __ years recording your CD / EP. You have poured your heart, soul and literally every penny into this project. You have the Mixed and Mastered copies in your hands, and are thinking “GREAT! It’s done.” The reality is, NO…. You have just got yourself …

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