Madison McFerrin Stays “Fiercely Independent” With Her Nontraditional Team
This week on the New Music Business podcast, Ari is joined by the completely independent and incomparable neo-soul artist and producer, Madison McFerrin (recorded live at the Labelcoin x Roland House at SXSW last week).
“Mother’s Hammer” by ANNABEL LEE is a Genre-Defying Masterpiece
On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to celebrate the achievement of the most inspiring woman I know. The first time I saw Annabel Lee perform was at an intimate songwriter night in Los Angeles. The room was in disbelief...
Spotify Opens Up ‘Discovery Mode’ Wide Enabling Artists To Get More Listeners and Streams – For a Cost
Discovery Mode is basically a program where Spotify will help get you more listeners by inserting your songs into other artists’ radio stations and general “autoplay” sessions - for an additional commission. More on the commission part in a minute.
7 Ways to Find a Manager
The manager is the most important person in your operation. Your manager is your teammate. Your partner. Your friend. Finding a manager is about timing, being in the right place at the right time and, really, making it seem like you don’t need a manager.
What Music Can Learn From The Comedy Industry
Joining us on the New Music Business is the CEO of Comedy Dynamics, Brian Volk-Weiss, who’s officially our first guest that does not exclusively work in the music industry. Given how parallel these two industries are, there are incredible revelations on how he operates the most successful independent comedy record label in the world.
How to Actually Achieve Your Goals in 2022
I don’t know about you, but my 2021 was awful. 2020 was this altered reality where nothing was real and calories didn’t count. 2021 was the pretend return to normal, only to be slapped in the face by Delta and...
How Blockchain Technology Could Make the Music Industry More Equitable
This post is about blockchain technology, which makes some people’s eyes glaze over. But trust me, once you understand the basic idea, it’s actually easy to grasp. And it’s all very exciting for indie musicians. This post will cover how the...
How To Do Taxes as a Self-Employed Musician
Once you've decided to officially become a professional musician, you are faced with a problem that every working American has to face - you need to file a tax return. This fact alone is enough to dissuade some very talented...
How To Claim Your Artist Profile & Make The Most of [Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Pandora] “For Artists”
If you’ve had music on Spotify for more than a few years, you remember the days of muddling through the mystery-laden world of Rovi, asking gatekeepers and submitting tickets into a blackhole in an attempt to just get your...
How to Create an EPK (with Examples)
Some people call this a “one sheet” because all of the necessary information is on, well, one sheet. An EPK can be formatted a few different ways. These days, most people are either making it as a single (hidden)...
How To Book House Concerts With Side Door (Review)
Not only are house concerts fun to play, they can be quite lucrative. Side Door looks to bridge the gap between artist and host.