Why Aren’t Radio Stations Playing My Song?

I get most artists care less about radio these days, but since radio still reaches a lot of people, it’s still a big question. As someone who worked in radio programming before going full-time in music, let me clear up…

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Focus on Growing Fans, Not Your Stream Numbers

People are too obsessed with vanity metrics in the music industry. Well in regular life too – but especially in the music industry. I’m sure you’ve looked up your artist friends’ stream numbers or Instagram followers. It certainly feels good…

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There’s More Than One Way To Skin The Musical Cat

Spend any amount of time in the music industry and you’ll realize there are tons of opinions. Not just creatively, but about the business. This is just a reminder that you should take everyone’s opinions and methods with a giant…

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Stop Saying “Mixingandmastering”

That’s not a typo in the title. That’s what I hear artists say all the time. “We’re looking for mixingandmastering” “We sent our album off to get mixedandmastered” “I’ve been watching YouTube tutorials on mixingandmastering my own demos” Like it’s…

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Successful Artists Make Their Own Opportunities

For success in music you need luck. But you also need less luck than you think. “Big breaks” don’t happen much any more. And even if you go viral on TikTok tomorrow, that won’t guarantee your success. So stop waiting…

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You’re Doing Livestream Shows Wrong

One big trend we saw during the pandemic was livestream shows. Those obviously came in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes people would just open up Instagram live on their phone and play some songs… other times, people tried to produce…

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