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Music Making Apps The New Production Software?

By admin on May 22, 2017 in Engineering , Music General , Producers - Comments Off on Music Making Apps The New Production Software?

Maybe not now but maybe in the future… Technology has already change the music game and its continually evolving as we speak. Have you seen all of the latest ways to make music on your smartphone or iPad?  iMPC Pro, iMaschine, FL Studio Mobile, iSequence HD, Auria (recording and post production)… you name it – it’s probably out there but a lot of them have limited capabilities as far as exporting / importing how you want, sound quality 24 bit/16bit, MIDI output, sampling, etc.

When it comes to music thinking outside the box will make you stand out. I’m all for infusing technology with music to come up with something incredible.

The most interesting app I have seen so far is Reactable mobile. Who knows what the future holds.

 

 

5 Ways to Help Build Your Brand

By admin on Feb 04, 2017 in Music Business , Music General , Producers , Uncategorized - 0 Comments

5 brandBuilding your brand is more important than ever! It can help you become more successful with music or your business. Here are some ways to help build your brand:

1. Use the same name with everything! Your email, social media, etc. It will help your fans or other people find you easily on the internet.

2. Be Unique! Being different from everyone else will help you stand out from the crowd. Creating compelling content will keep bringing them back to your site.

3. Do your homework! The more knowledge you know about your target market the better success you will have.

4. Give the people what they want! Peak their interest with a great product! Quality not quantity!

5.Be Visual! Will live in a visual world. Artwork designs and videos are more important than ever.

Bonus Tip: Give something away for free in exchange for an email address. Having a unique free opt-in option helps you generate a database to build a fan base.

My 5 Music Predictions for 2015

By admin on Dec 30, 2014 in Music General - Comments Off on My 5 Music Predictions for 2015

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Happy New Year Everyone! As we look back at how the music industry did in 2014, I can’t help but think about what’s next for 2015! 2014 was definitely an interesting year for music but here are some of my predictions for 2015:

  1. Music with more of a “message” – speaking from the heart, keeping it real and/or current events will become more relevant and interesting to fans/music lovers. People are tired of fake people. Keep it real and stay true to yourself.
  2. Music downloads will continue to fall and streaming will continue to rise. It’s all just a matter of time.
  3. More and more music videos will be created with camera phones and GoPro cameras – even with established artists. (ex. Beyonce’s 7/11 video)
  4. Songwriters and producers will shine more in 2015. People are looking for the talent behind talent.
  5. Apple will launch their music streaming service. Spotify and Pandora will definitely have more competition.

4 Reasons Pinterest Can Help you Build your Brand

By admin on May 12, 2014 in Music Business , Music General - Comments Off on 4 Reasons Pinterest Can Help you Build your Brand

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By signing up for a Pinterest Business account you can:

1. Show your fans what inspires you or what you find interesting.
2. Drive traffic back to your other sites, like your web store, newsletter signup, or other social media (Facebook, twitter, etc).
3. Use analytics tools to track activity to find out how many people are Pinning from your website, seeing your Pins, and clicking your content.
4. Engage with fans that comment on your posts and build relationship which creates your fan base.

8 Ways to Get Free Music Promotion

By admin on Feb 24, 2014 in Music Business , Music General - Comments Off on 8 Ways to Get Free Music Promotion

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The best things in life are free especially to someone who is trying to break into the music industry. Promotion is a huge key to success and here are 8 ways to get free music promotion:

1. Add a Bands In Town app to your Facebook page
Bandsintown displays all of your upcoming gig dates in a nice-looking Facebook App and will raise awareness to those passing by your page.
2. Create a FanDistro project
FanDistro is great because you can help charities and reward fans. Create a project page and sending it out to your fans, each fan receives a unique link, which they can send to their friends. If their friends then share your music or buy any of your products, they are rewarded with free merchandise and 20% of the sales go to a charity in the fan’s name.
3. Build an App with BandApp
Bandapp is a free mobile app for your music/band.
4. Upload your video to video hosting sites using One Load
OneLoad saves you a lot of time and can help you get more exposure from your videos. It’s completely free and enables you to upload your video to 15+ video hosting sites, such as Vimeo, YouTube, Viddler, and MetaCafe, all in one click.
5. Get some free business cards and use them as download cards
Sites like Vistaprint offers free business cards. Use them as download cards by adding an URL link to a site where they can download your music.
6. Record a cover of a popular song & upload it to YouTube
You’ll be surprised how many new fans you’ll get.
7. Reward your fans & raise money using Pledge Music
PledgeMusic is great for simultaneously raising money for your release (or tour, or video) while developing loyalty with your existing fan base, by offering them cool experiences and gifts for ‘pledging’ on your campaign.
8. Use Bandpage to connect your music to multiple sites
BandPage allows you to connect to your Facebook, Google+, SoundCloud, Twitter, etc. all in one.

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