Is Music PR Worth It Anymore? Can AI Replace Sync Music? (Ari Q&A Part 6)
This week Ari answers more of your questions! If you’d like to submit to our next round of questions, please sign up to our email list.
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.
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.
Artists! Upload Your Spotify Wrapped Video Before November 18th
Spotify just announced that this year’s Wrapped, fans will get personalized messages from their favorite artists.
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...
Few Points About BMI Music Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers
If you’re a songwriter or publisher with BMI, or you’re thinking of joining BMI, this post is for you. It simply collects royalties for publishers and songwriters. What Is BMI? Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is a performing rights organization (PRO). It represents...
Musicians Tax Guide: 11 Common Mistakes Musicians Make on their Taxes
In 2009, after working in music and venue marketing for 10 years, I started answering the phones at a busy tax prep firm in Chicago. It was supposed to be a temporary gig, but before long, my musician friends...
Don’t Fall For This Songwriting Scam
Avoid getting scammed out of thousands of dollars (and hours of time) by this songwriting scam going around.
Teespring vs. Printify vs. Gooten vs. Printful vs. Teelaunch: Best Print On-Demand Merch Companies for Musicians
Which print on-demand merch company is best for musicians: Gooten, Printful, Printify, Teelaunch, or Teespring?
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Spotify’s New “Active Audience” Ain’t It, But We’re Getting Closer
Spotify just rolled this out to help you better understand how active your listeners are. But why does it matter and how does it help?