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Your Band Can Raise $20,000 On Kickstarter with These Two Easy Steps

Future of the Industry<p>The headline is true, <b>if you are willing to pay the price and don’t have professional standards</b>.<p>If you’re the type who likes to …

Crowd Funding

Why Radio Spins Matter And Tips On How To Get Them

<b>What separates well-known artists from those stuck in obscurity is one question that often is answered with just a couple of words: radio play.</b> …

Radio Industry

Five Tips for Promoting Your Band's Mobile App

Future of the Industry<p>Five Tips for Promoting Your Band’s Mobile App<p>This is a guest post by Marcus Taylor, founder of The Musician’s Guide<p>Creating a …

Apps

Easy Tips For Engaging Your Fans

Career Advice<p>In today’s ultra-competitive and sometimes oversaturated music industry, it is important for independent bands and artists to not only …

What It Means To Be A Modern Content Creator

<b>The Dawn of The Artist-Entrepreneur</b><p><b>A Guest Post by Jamie Leger</b><p>We’ve finally reached the tipping point for the infrastructure that’s been created and …

Recording Vocals Professionally in a Home Studio

Production/ Recording<p><b>Recording Vocals Professionally in a Home Studio</b> <b><br>Written by Jamie Leger</b><p><b> <br>The problem with recording vocals in a professional or</b> …

The Definitive Guide To Content Marketing Strategy For Creators

Music Related Businesses<p>The Definitive Guide To Content Marketing Strategy For Creators<p>A Guest Post by Jamie Leger<p>Thinking about launching a new …

5 Fatal Mistakes: How Big Companies Lose What Made Them Great

Most of us believe that when any great company gets to be a certain size, it will inevitably lose its soul. We’ve all seen it over and over again: the company that has a truly wonderful product, or extraordinary customer support, or provides a needed service in a way no one else does, that grows …

Opportunities for Musicians

Popular music blog is seeking hot, new urban and electronic artists to feature<p>Electronic, HipHop<p>Deadline: June 08, 2018<p>Category: Blogs<p>Genre: …

Rap & Hip-Hop

4 Things You Should Be Aware Of Before Signing With A Music Manager

Management<p><b>4 Things You Should Be Aware Of Before Signing With A Music Manager <br>Starting in the music industry can be an intimidating venture, as any</b> …

Human Intervention as a Competitive Advantage

Career Advice<p><b>A Guest Post by Derek Sivers</b><p>The listening algorithm<p>A year after I started CD Baby, when it was still just me in my bedroom, the CEO and …

Entrepreneurship

How To Make Lots Of Money Selling Your Merchandise

The most important thing when selling your band’s merchandise is the location of the merch booth/table and also having a trusted friends run the …

My 5 Rookie Mistakes As A Media Composer

Composers<p><b>My 5 Rookie Mistakes As A Media Composer <br>Written by Tim Rabjohns for Music For TV Masterclass - November 6th 2012 <br>Here at Online Music</b> …

Music Industry Contacts, Articles & Workshop Videos

Want to know what the experts are saying?<p>Want to know what the experts are saying? Take a look at our extensive article database and discover tips, …

Songwriting

The Importance of Being a Frontman

A&R<p><b>The Importance of Being a Frontman <br>By Jack Ryan - October 23rd 2012 <br>The potent and divine art of being a frontman appears to be a dying trade.</b> …

Want a record deal? Here is what you need to do.

A&R<p>To get signed by a major label, it used to be enough to simply have talent and bump into the right person, or by sending your demo into a label, …

Selling

A Millennial’s Version of “The American Dream”

Gen-Y hasn’t bought into the dream of big houses and fancy cars. So how do you sell to their demographic? First things first, forget what you knew.<p>The next generation of consumers isn’t buying what you’re selling. We’re just not that into cars. And we’re just not that into houses, either. We’re …

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important …

Sam Bacharach: Great Leaders Know That Good Ideas Aren't Enough | Inc.com

Video Transcript<p><b>00:11 Samuel Bacharach:</b> Think about the great leaders. What do we remember them for? Do we really remember them for their charisma, we remember for their inspiration? Probably we remember them for is what they accomplished. We remember people for executing, and I think in that …

Leadership

4 Ways to Manage Your Business Finances Like a Pro

LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel provides 4 core principles for keeping your company's finances under control.

3 Ingredients for Unforgettable Presentations | Inc.com

Most audiences sit back, listen, and are left to find meaning in what the speaker is saying. But fortunately, with careful crafting, you can include three concepts in your presentation to help audiences remember your speech: variation, relevance, and emotion. Here's a look at all three and how …

Public Speaking

What a Bad Startup Name Really Reveals About Your Company | Inc.com

"What does your company do?" It should be the most basic of questions for an entrepreneur, next to being asked about your name and how you take your coffee. And yet, it's surprising how many business owners cannot accurately answer the question.<p>I got to thinking about this question and topic …

Self-awareness

Exporting Overseas? 7 Ways to Always Get Paid | Inc.com

Getting a recalcitrant customer to pay up is always tough. But at least when you're located in the same country as your customer, you have some legal recourse. You can hire a collections agency, or, in the worst-case scenario, sue.<p>Overseas, it's a lot harder. That doesn't mean you can't get …

Finance

Why Your Customers Value Authentic Products | Inc.com

A few years ago, Ravi Dhar, a marketing professor at the Yale School of Management, famously told the <i>Washington Post,</i> "Meaningless attributes often lead to meaningful differentiation."<p>He was talking about ketchup. Specifically, Dhar was describing how consumers associate the thickness of Heinz (and …

Wu-Tang Clan

Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation | Inc.com

I'd like to start with a request.<p>Everyone, hold your phone up in the air like this.<p>Now look around. In this sea of phones do you see any Blackberries? How about any Nokia phones?<p>Okay, you can put your phones down now but let's keep exploring this a bit. Raise your hand if you rented a VHS tape last …

Innovation

8 Steps to Launch an Idea, in Just a Few Hours | Inc.com

Now that "lean" methodology has taken hold of startup culture, many founders and internal innovation teams grasp the virtue of creating a "minimum viable product" or MVP: An initial prototype they can show to potential customers and investors, in the interest of collecting feedback and making …

11 Places To Find Money To Start A Business

The following article is adapted from the new book, <i>What’s Next?: Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond</i>.)<p>Who doesn’t fantasize about starting a second career?<p>Millions of Americans have launched one in midlife. In fact, about 20% of all new businesses in 2013 …

6 Conversations You Need to Have About Money

Financial literacy begins at home. According to a recent Harris poll conducted on behalf of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, more people learn about personal finance at home than they do online, from financial professionals or in school.<p>While family plays an important role in …

Be Consistently Good Instead Of Occasionally Great

How many people do you know who consistently fail to make any progress because they are always trying to leap past all the folks who are actually working? I’m sad to say I know more than a few.<p>Our business world is filled with aspirational mumbo-jumbo, from the posters put up by HR to the latest …

The Importance Of Recognizing And Embracing The Risks Of Philanthropy

Laurie Michaels is an individual philanthropist based in Aspen, CO. In 2012, she founded Open Road Alliance to provide critical funding to help nonprofits overcome unforeseen roadblocks, or to leverage unanticipated opportunities for impact. She has served on the board of the Aspen Community …