Category Archives: Independent Music News


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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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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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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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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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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New grant offered from the province of Ontario for International and Canadian Talent!

Today I found out about a new company; Ontario Music Fund, which is a brand new grant offered by the province of Ontario. This will cover costs such as mixing, mastering, editing, recording as long as the recording takes place in Ontario. While Canadian producers and mixers are encouraged to …

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ATTENTION ALL NEW SONGWRITERS

This year SOCAN is co-sponsoring the “Radio Star new Songwriters Workshop Tour” that will be holding education workshops in major cities across Canada from Nov. 2nd to  Nov. 24th.  Participants will learn everything from how to write a hit song, to understanding the role that SOCAN playes in an song …

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