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Do TikTok Users Care About Jazz? The Montreux Jazz Festival Thinks So

Do TikTok Users Care About Jazz? The Montreux Jazz Festival Thinks So

The famous Montreux Jazz Festival has partnered with TikTok for a series of live performances of new and emerging artists. The Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) has announced a UK and European partnership with TikTok surrounding new initiative, MJF Spotlight. The initiative was launched in 2021 by MJF to support new and emerging artists and new music ...

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Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

When performing on stage or learning a new piece of music, musicians typically view their playing one of two ways, good or poor. Unfortunately, this binary way of look at music can do real harm to our growth as an artist, harm which can be rectified through the power of innovation. Guest post by Patrick McGuire ...

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Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

Touring is often difficult and expensive, but through careful planning, there is a good deal artists can do to to at least mitigate the latter of these issues. Here we look at four major cost drains that artists need to prepare for in advance in order to avoid inviting financial destitution on the road. Guest post ...

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5 Email Marketing Metrics You Need To Be Aware Of

5 Email Marketing Metrics You Need To Be Aware Of

Email newsletters might seem antiquated to some, but they continue to have incredible value, particularly when it comes to reaching interested fans. Whether you're just starting out with email newsletters, or have been doing them for awhile, here are the five most important metrics when it comes to email marketing. Guest post by Hugh McIntyre of ...

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News: Music Industry

Funding You Music Career Through Grants

Funding You Music Career Through Grants

For working musicians today, it’s more important than ever to diversify your revenue streams. One avenue musicians can explore to help fund their careers is through grants. If grants are available in your country/region, they can play an important role in helping to finance your music career. What are music grants? Music grants are handed out ...

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When To Book Gigs: The Ultimate Artist's Guide

When To Book Gigs: The Ultimate Artist's Guide

As with so many things, timing is everything in the music business, and while many artists may spend countless hours perfecting their pitch to venues, no amount of preparations is enough if you make your booking inquiries at the wrong time. Here, we look at the 'when' side of booking gigs, whether you're playing small shows ...

News: Career

Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Launch A Music Career

Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Launch A Music Career

While it's been a tumultuous past decade for the music industry, and things are showing no sign of calming down, all the chaos has created a tremendous amount of opportunity for artists across the music business spectrum. Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix The music industry is an absolute mess right now, and that’s good ...

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Why Artists Who Don’t Cultivate Sustainable Lifestyles Stop Making Music

Why Artists Who Don’t Cultivate Sustainable Lifestyles Stop Making Music

In this piece we explore why artists with lofty goals of making music their full time career are so often brought down by their ambitions, and how artists can better advance their position in the industry through setting a series of achievable goals and focus ing on career sustainability. Guest post by Patrick McGuire for TuneCore ...

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The Upside To Releasing Your Music On Cassette

The Upside To Releasing Your Music On Cassette

As with so many trends, how we consume music can seem as cyclical as anything else,  as most recently evidenced by the resurgence of cassette tapes. Much like vinyl, this seemingly antiquated format has been making something of comeback of late, and there are a few good reasons why. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of Soundfly's ...

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Music’s Discovery Problem Persists

Music’s Discovery Problem Persists

With so much music spread across so platforms and playlists, artists are able to experience short-term success but are finding it difficult to build a sustainable career. Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Streaming has given more artists than ever a shot at short-term popularity, but that alone is not enough to build careers. The ...


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