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16 Independent Labels Killing It In 2015

Making waves: classical music and the rise of streaming

Streaming has changed the way an increasing number of people now listen to music, yet many record labels say that the numbers just don't add up. …

How Music Works: What is music publishing anyway?

Niall Byrne talks to people who make a living in the music industry. This week, Steve Lindsey of Elevate Music explains how most working musicians …

News (Ireland)

Review: MusiClock App Helps Aspiring Musicians Hit the Right Notes

Wondering what to do on that long bus or train commute to work? If you own an iPhone and happen to be a music major (or want to become one), you might want to brush up on your scales. <b>MusiClock ($2.99)</b> is a reference of every scale (or most) known to modern humankind presented in a rotating, …

App Store

10 easy music theory tricks that every producer should know

Theory queries<p><b>Music theory has always had a slight whiff of the uncool about it, conjuring up images of dry, dusty, bewigged baroque musicians from</b> …

Beginner's Guide: An A-Z of the music industry

I’ve always been obsessed with pop music, but growing up in the countryside I never considered working in the music industry as a viable career …

How Playing Music Makes Your Life Much Better In All Aspects

I don’t need any empirical evidence to convince you that playing music can improve your life. But playing a musical instrument is more beneficial …

10 Content Writing Tools: Ninja Guide to Content Creation

Great writers don’t rely solely upon their talent. They are characterized by discipline and great focus. If you lack these fundamental skills, your …

Infographics

21 Places for Finding Social Media Content to Fill Your Schedule

Is your schedule packed full of social media content?<p>Some experts schedule their entire social media calendar months in advance, while others like …

How to Develop Content for Foolproof Content Marketing

Companies have been relying on content a long time. However, that doesn’t mean they always do it right. Too many businesses produce content on so …

Marketing

With vinyl sales on the rise, this startup lets anyone press their own LP | Ars Technica

Qrates is a unque mix of vinyl pressing, crowdfunding, and digital store.<p>We often talk about the lost magic of owning a physical <i>thing</i>, whether that’s …

Vinyl Records

50 (Almost) Free Ways To Repromote Content

How To Give Your Content New Life Get New Readers and Leads<p>What if you could get more readers and leads from each piece of quality content so that …

The 5 Best Music Streaming Services

<b>Correction appended, May 15</b><p>Owning a library of music on physical media is rapidly becoming an anachronism. Physical album sales have been plummeting …

Apps

YouTube Debuts A New Resource Site For Music Artists

Following this morning’s news regarding the launch a “Cards,” a system designed to eventually replace annotations on YouTube, the company also announced the launch of a new site called YouTube for Artists. The website aims to be more of guide to various resources available to music artists …

Music Festivals

Kobalt changed the rules of the music industry using data – and saved it

Gallery: Kobalt changed the rules of the music industry using data -- and saved it<p>Gallery: Kobalt changed the rules of the music industry using data …

Dave Grohl

Is the Songwriter Equity Act a good idea? Or just another weapon in the record industry's fight against Pandora?

It's no mystery that streaming music companies and major constituents within the record industry are at odds. Many musicians, whether they're …

22 Free Content Marketing Tools To Drive Your Content Marketing Plans | Marketing Insider Group

By Michael Brenner<p>In Content Marketing<p>6<p>Are you looking for <i>free content marketing tools</i> to drive your content marketing plans?<p>One of the content …

This New Music Streaming Service Promises Artists 100 Percent of Album Sales

Jay-Z took to Twitter on Sunday to defend his music streaming service Tidal, addressing weeks of criticism that Tidal won’t last long in an …

Music Streaming

60 Awesome Free Tools To Create A Visual Marketing Campaign On A Budget – Learn

<i>Creating a visual marketing campaign is not just about telling the story of your brand or product, but finding the right tools to do it.</i><p>The …

Got vinyl? Crowdfund your LP with this Japanese startup

While the vast majority of people consume their music digitally, a small but steadily increasing number of collectors, audiophiles, and …

40 Email Subject Lines Research Shows Your Subscribers Can't Resist

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your email list is potentially the most important asset your business owns. Search engine traffic and social media play a huge role in online marketing, but if I had to choose just one channel? It would absolutely be email.<p>Having access …

Marketing
Web Design

A Beautiful Visual on The Impact of Music Education on Kids Cognitive Skills

April 12, 2015<br>Does music education really improve kids cognitive skills? The answer, in our view, is hard to determine and it requires a series of …

Musicians unite behind Jay Z streaming service

<b>Musicians including Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna, Madonna and Coldplay are uniting behind Jay Z's "artist-friendly" streaming site, Tidal.</b><p>They all turned their Twitter profiles teal blue, to reflect Tidal's branding, on Sunday night.<p>The site launches on Monday, promising CD-quality streaming and …

Jason Aldean

The mega guide to ideal image sizes for Facebook, LinkedIn and all your social media posts

<i>This post originally appeared on Buffer’s blog.</i><p>You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great!<p>One last thing: How exactly should …

Social Media

50 Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Start-Up

This list of 50 tools can help you boost your digital marketing start-up in every aspect, from SEO to social media to email.

Digital Marketing

Storygami's Building a Tool to Add Context to Web Video

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person</i> at <i>The Next Web Conference Europe on April 23 & 24.</i><p>Video is great for telling stories, but it can’t always tell the <i>whole</i> story. Storygami is on a …