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5 Steps to a Use-able and Highly Search Engine Optimized Web Presence

Marketing  Music

Use a blog site as your web presence’s content management system (CMS)–essentially this is where you log in and make updates to you site or write a new blog. You can even usually purchase the domain name you want for an affordable annual fee if you want “your »

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Health Insurance for Musicians

Health  Resources

Anthem Insurance is there to provide any Head Above Music Artist, Fan, of Family member a dedicated toll free number to answer any and all questions on healthcare. There is no obligation of any kind. »

The Tunecore Philosophy

Money  Resources

TuneCore is all about getting your music heard and available to buy. We want you to earn money from your music! »

Attention Music Critics


I speak from a position of having spent years as an independent musician, and have suffered enough from the likes of fickle, fad-obsessed, wanna-be hip, pricks such as yourselves. I’m sure this note will only serve to entice you further into your egomania, and strengthen your resolve to curve the trends of music toward your own narrow field of interest, but nonetheless, I’ve kept my silence long enough through your prolonged, overrated display of public masturbation. If I sound bitter, that’s because I am, and because I’d like to see a day when integrity returns to the world of music. Maybe I’m too hopeful. »



My friend and mentor John Shipe once told me that success in the music industry is about being the last one standing. I’m not talking about ‘fame and riches’ success; you have better odds winning the lottery than becoming the next John Mayer. I’m talking about the ‘pay your rent’ success. The ‘I don’t have a day job’ success. After years of working towards this goal I have finally achieved it. »

Song Cast Music – Online Distribution

Money  Resources

Sell all the music you want on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, Emusic & MediaNet for a low monthly fee (plus onetime setup fee of $19.99 per album or $9.99 per single) Includes a FREE UPC Barcode for every release. While … »

Are You a Composer or a Businessman

Money  Uncategorized

Are You a Composer or a Businessman: A decision that can make or break your career By  Aron Schoenfeld Composers compose and businessmen do business. At least this is what you think when you come out of school with a … »

5 Reasons to Go Global


5 Reasons to Go Global By M. Frascogna What’s the point to gaining an international market? Seriously? The industry in the U.S. is unbelievably cutthroat as is, so it almost seems like wasted energy to promote your musical brand across … »

Break Through Audio Cd-dvd Manufacturing


Break Through Audio Cd-dvd Manufacturing Recommendation By Dave Tamkin Chicago, IL / Boulder, CO 1993 was the first time I finished recording an album. It was my sophomore year of high school and our band was called Without a Clue. Back … »

Musician’s Guide to 3 Uncommon Gigs

Music  Touring

Trying to make a living as a solo acoustic guitarist with an unusual playing style, I’ve had some difficulty fitting in with some of the more popular types of venues. Coffeehouses are fine, but it doesn’t pay the rent. »

The Case for Online-Only Promotion


The Case for Online-Only Promotion By Brian Hazard Huntington Beach, CA Click to Listen I promote to establish and nurture a genuine relationship with my fans. I measure my success by the number of subscribers to my mailing list. Notice … »