Category Archives: Artist Advice


What Music Streaming Means For Artists And How To Make Then Beneficial For You

Within the last year we’ve seen streaming music sites skyrocket in popularity, but the question remains, are streaming sites good for artists? With large opposition from big artists like Radiohead, Adele and Atoms for Peace some would argue that streaming sites aren’t good for the sales of new artists music. Others would …

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Indie Label Vs. Major Label Vs. Independent Artist

One of the most frequently asked question by artists is: “What’s the best type of label for my career?”.  A highly debated topic; major, indie and independents are all valuable depending what you’re looking for.  Let’s weigh the options: Indie Label: An independent label or “indie” label is a privately owned …

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Some insight on Arcade Fire’s Marketing Of “Reflektor”

  I wanted to take the time to do a bit of a case study for you all so you can notice the value and importance of Marketing your brand and music. Chances are you’ve heard of the band Arcade Fire.  Their recent album “Reflektor” has charted at #1 in …

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Why and when you would hire a Radio Tracker

A radio tracker is an individual who is well connected in the broadcasting/radio aspect of the music industry. They may specialize in one specific genre or a couple formats only. Overall, they help artists achieve the best possible chance of success at radio. A radio tracker should be considered to …

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Ontario Music Fund now open for applications

The brand new Ontario Music Fund site is up today and open for applications. Register now so you can start your application! The deadlines to submit applications are: Music Company Development, Dec. 9, 2013 Music Futures, Jan. 6, 2014 Live Music, Jan. 6, 2014 Music Industry Development, Jan. 31, 2014 …

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The importance of a good Entertainment Lawyer

The importance of a good Entertainment Lawyer: An Entertainment Lawyer could make or break your career. The best and most respected Entertainment Lawyers are mainly located in the music hubs such as Vancouver, Toronto, LA, NY and Nashville. Having an lawyer who is up to date with this rapidly changing …

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Songwriting contests for artists of any levels! Submit your songs to possibly receive massive prizes and exposure.

Recently, CMM artist Wes Mack entered and won the grand prize for Unsigned Only Music Competition with his song “Duet”.  Aside from the positive PR, nationwide exposure and title of Unsigned Only’s “Song of the Year”  Wes also pulled in some pretty sweet prizes. The grand prize being $10,000 cash, a …

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A tip to promote your single with iTunes link maker

When posting about your new single or album that is available on iTunes… Be sure to use this great online tool to create a direct link to your works: http://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/us/ When typing in the artist name, territory, media type and genre iTunes link maker will generate any results similar to your …

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Know the roles of your team before you hire them

As you are starting out your career, a lot of things are based on DIY structure. As you advance and gain more momentum and success key team members such as a manager, publicist, label, radio tracker and more. Knowing the roles and responsibilities of each team member is key before …

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iTunes Pre-Sales Now Available for CD Baby Artists

Have you ever wondered how to get your album up for iTunes pre-sale? It can be a great way to start the hype of your album through social media even before the official release date and can have a big impact on first day sales and iTunes ranking. iTunes uploads …

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