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7 Musician Rules for Instagram / Snapchat Stories

I get it. It’s so annoying every time a new social site pops up or updates their platform and then you have to completely relearn it (or start to lean in). The DIY world was a hell of a lot simpler when there was just one social network that mattered: Myspace. But those years...

How To Make A Music Video On A Tiny Budget

I just released a music video (see above). It cost me exactly $0 to make and it looks pretty darn awesome if I do say so myself. Well, I can say so because I didn't make it. I kind of had nothing to do with it - other than writing and recording the song of course (and showing up...

9 Essential Things Every Musician Must Have In 2016

I'm a 'curator' on Fluence. That means, if you want to pay me to listen and review your music (with the possibility of sharing it), you can pay me to do it. 80% of the submissions I get are not very good, 15% are good, but not great and then occasionally I receive something so st...

12 Ways To Get More Facebook Likes (And Engagement) For Your Musician Page

I was just invited to Like a Musician's Facebook Page from a friend. I clicked through and decided to give it a look. I started browsing around, but found no reason to give it a Like for one simple reason: there was no easy way to listen to the music! No Music tab, no featured vi...

10 Reasons Why You’re Failing At Instagram

If you missed the memo, Instagram is hot. Everyone thought that when Facebook bought it for a billion dollars three years ago that it would lose its cool factor and the kids would leave. Everyone couldn't have been more wrong. With more than 300 million active monthly users, it h...

How To Guarantee Your Music Is Heard By A Film/TV Supervisor

With recorded music revenue in shambles as the transition from digital downloads to streaming takes place, one area where artists can still make some good money is from licensing. Placements. Sync. Whatever you want to call it, there is money to be made getting your music on TV s...

How To Get Your Music On NPR

I'm sitting at Cherrywood Coffeehouse about 15 minutes from where all the action is happening in downtown Austin. The conference portion of the SXSW festival wrapped up yesterday, but there are a few musical hangover brunches happening around the city. I ended up here at around n...

How To See Your Listener Data On Pandora

It's been a long time coming. This past May at the SF MusicTech Summit I was told by Pandora's VP of Business Affairs, Chris Harrison, that this was coming. An exact date had yet to be announced. Well, AMP was officially unveiled yesterday. And it's awesome.AMP gives artists an i...

How To Write a Press Release (And Get Press)

I get a lot of questions about press. Of course everyone wants a 5 star album review in Rolling Stone or an 8.7 in Pitchfork, but you have to be realistic about your press pursuits. If you have never received press, there is a very slim chance that you will get an album review in...

9 Reasons Your Band Isn’t Getting Press

1) You Don't Have A StoryWhen was the last time you read a show preview or album review of a band that discussed the actual music: the song structure, guitar tones, harmonic and melodic choices, drum tones, the pocket, innovative syncopation, varied time signatures, sonic flouris...

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Tanerélle’s Manager on Playboy, Livestreaming and Breaking Out Independently

Today my guest is Felicia Bennett. She is an artist manager and formerly a tour manager. She now manages Tanerélle, the breakout R&B artist. This last year they've had an incredible year.
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