Category Archives: Artist Consulting


Roles and responsibilities of your team

Depending on your where you are at to date with your music career, there are various team members you may have already have, or want to hire to help as you gain more success. The larger the artist, the larger your team is. It is important for you to know the …

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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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Taylor Swift Vs. Dave Grohl: The Spotify/Rdio Debate

Today’s blog was written by my current intern, Saralyn Purdie. She has been with me for just about 4 months and has learned a lot on the way! I want to credit her for today’s blog and wish her all the best at her next placement starting in January.  I …

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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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Making a Career out of Song Writing

Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to make money writing songs? Maybe you have a very poetic and lyrical mind but no musical talent; how can you get your songs heard, sold and played? In this blog we’ll look at the steps it takes to get your songs …

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It’s called the music BUSINESS

Today I wanted to chat about another recent experience of mine. I received a pitch from an artist, both his pitch, and follow up reply were very inappropriate and oh so unprofessional. I won’t get into the full details, but I do want to remind you all of somethings; Yes we …

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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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