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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How To Prepare Your Band For The Studio

Your time in the studio is one of the most important parts of being an artist. But how should you prepare? The most important thing you can do is flesh out some demos. It doesn’t matter if this is well-recorded at…

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Should You Sell Out For Success In Music?

It’s the eternal struggle of artists – do you be true to yourself, or do you try to package yourself in a more commercially-viable way? Here’s the answer: Absolutely be yourself! You Are The Sum Of Your Influences I’m not…

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Get More Streams On Spotify By Hacking The Algorithm

Wanna know something crazy about Spotify? They’re replacing most of their playlist curation with AI. The same AI that creates personalized Discover Weekly playlists for you. That means to get on playlists (both curated and personalized ones), you gotta be…

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Fame Is Not A Magic Bullet for Success

All the time, I hear “if only I got in front of a bunch of people or the right people, then my career would take off.” While awareness will certainly help your career, it’s really not a magic bullet for success. You…

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