Musician Resources

Find info, tips and resources on how to be a successful musician and make it in the music business.

  1. Using Video To Become A Better Musician

    Using Video To Become A Better Musician
    It’s never been easier or more affordable to create professional-quality music. Thanks to the stunning advancement of technology, recordings that were only possible with multi-million dollar studios a few decades ago can now be replicated at home for a tiny fraction of the cost. But while countless musicians have taken advantage of the recording and production aspects of today’s technology, there’s one area that is often overlooked: high definition video. With the help of HD video, you can smooth out your performances before you hit the stage, catch mistakes you might have overlooked and even help grow your fanbase.   Continue reading →
  2. 10 Things Every Musician Should Know About Touring

    10 Things Every Musician Should Know About Touring
    For a musician, traveling to a wide variety of cities and being able to entertain all sorts of people from different backgrounds can be a very fulfilling endeavor -- but that doesn't mean touring is all fun and games. For many musicians, it's the most stressful part of their job. And while touring is definitely exciting, it's also a lot of work. Also, speaking from personal experience, it's rare that you get to venture out very far from the venue, hotel or local truck stop. In fact, most musicians find that they hardly ever have the time or the energy to see the sites like normal tourists can while on the road. But depending on how you manage your time, your creative process and the way you go about doing things, you might actually get to visit and enjoy many of the places you visit along the way. With that in mind, here are ten things every musician should know about touring. Continue reading →
  3. How To Make Money Playing Music When Starting Out

    How To Make Money Playing Music When Starting Out
    Nowadays, the music industry is more fragmented and competitive than ever and things like file sharing, streaming and consumers buying single tracks Vs. entire albums on sites like iTunes have taken a toll on artists at every level. But the internet has changed the game for everyone, especially the up and coming DIY artist. For the first time in history, a musician can connect with millions of would-be fans and other musicians across the globe and earn a living with their music. The best part is you can forgo the major labels and their million-dollar marketing budgets that leave many signed artists in servitude and creative unhappiness. Musicians can now be in total control of their own careers and receive a much larger part of the revenue from sales and other income than they would have in the past.   Continue reading →
  4. How To Sell Your Music On iTunes

    How To Sell Your Music On iTunes
    How things have changes. Along with how we shop, read the news, stay connected with friends and family – or nearly everything else – the internet has changed countless things in our lives. It has been nothing short of revolutionary for musicians in particular. It wasn’t too long ago that the only realistic option for an unsigned artist to distribute their music was by hawking self-made burned CDs out of the trunk of their car. Jump forward to today and the same goal is now ridiculously easy. In this article, we’ll give you all the info you need in order to get your music on the king of online music distribution – iTunes – as well as other popular storefronts such as Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Spotify and more.   Continue reading →

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