If you’re like most independent musicians, there’s a good chance that you’ve used SoundCloud as a platform to share your music.
Now, SoundCloud is giving you more resources to help you best utilize the platform — from setting up your profile, to learning how to use the platform’s analytics to plan your next tour.
So, as you may have heard (because we’ve been talking a lot about it), our podcast is coming back on Monday. It’s going to feature conversations with music industry folks about music industry topics which, we hope, will provide some insight and inspiration for you on your creative journey.
Think you can afford to skimp on the metadata behind your music on digital channels?
That is not the case.
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I’ve been in Nashville for a week, and I already find myself inspired by this city. I’ve been laying low a bit, taking my time as I get to know my surroundings and the general landscape around Music City.
If you’re like most independent musicians, you probably have some questions about royalty payments and how to make your music generate revenue.
That’s where Songtrust comes in, with a webinar series to tell you everything you need to know.
Since January 2016, Lehigh Valley Underground has featured some of the best and brightest independent musicians, in our region and others. We have welcomed and reviewed submissions of all genres, covered hundreds of performances, and have built a stronger community around the art being created every day, in our own backyard.
As we continue forward, we are inspired to take what we’ve done in eastern Pennsylvania and use it as fuel to think bigger. We envision a platform that connects independent musicians with their peers in other markets, as well as with the larger music industry and its vast educational resources. This, we believe, will take everyone’s game to the next level. However, we realize that we must walk the same walk and do that ourselves.
Today, we announce the next phase of our evolution: We are now the Underground Music Collective (UMC).
Think you’re “too old” to make it in music? Think “making it” is a one-time thing? Think “the business” ain’t quite what it used to be?
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In recent weeks, we (and virtually every other independent and major music outlet in existence) have kept you up to date on the historic Music Modernization Act, which promises sweeping and long-anticipated reforms for how musicians, publishers, and songwriters get paid for their work.
The other day, we showed you a brilliant case study from CD Baby and Canadian musician Braden Lam on how to get your music on official Spotify playlists.
Now, for the next question: how can you use your Spotify presence to make money?
A question that often arises from emerging independent artists is, “How do we get on official Spotify playlists?”
We scoured the internet to come up with an answer to that question, courtesy of CD Baby guest contributor Braden Lam.