Category Archives: Indie Music Tips


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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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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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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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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Fund your upcoming project with Pledge, Kickstarter or Indiegogo

There are lots of tools to help you fund your music career.  From grants to contests there are plenty of ways you can make money if you’re willing to put in some effort.  In this blog we’re going to highlight the route of Internet Campaigns such as Kickstarter, Pledge and …

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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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