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7 Tips For Musicians Prepping For Media Interviews

As an artist, media interviews provide an excellent means of informing the public about you and your music, but the prospect of an interview can be an intimidating one, particularly for those unused to such things. Here we look at seven tips for keeping cool and nailing your next interview….

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Anxiety And Depression In The Music Industry

A new study has served to highlight the issue of depression and anxiety in the music business. According to a recent online study, more than 70% of those working in the music industry have suffered symptoms related to either anxiety or depression. Here we look at why, and what can…

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FRI. BRIEF: Pandora $480M Investment, Ticketfly Sale • #Midem Day 4 • Q & A w/ Spotify’s Troy Carter • More

Friday 6.9.17 Music Industry News From Around The Web Midem may be on the rise again, but I’m surprised by how many major announcements this week are coming from elsewhere. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Not All Advances Are Created Equal, Here’s Why

For all but the top percentile of musicians trying to make it in the industry, proper budgeting and management of funds are key to avoiding career ruining financial disaster. In this piece Eli Ball explains how to critically analyze an advance, and understand what sort of strings may be attached….

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THU. BRIEF: Pandora Stock Falls, Deadline Looms • More From Midem • Amazon Live Boss Exits • More

6.8.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Today is D day for Pandora; and while rumors swirl, no acquisition deal seems near. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Finding & Maintaining Your Creative Hustle: Lessons From Gregg Allman

In a hard look at creative motivation, David Deal looks at the creation and inspiration through the lens of famous artist Gregg Allman, a master of the ‘creative hustle’ and how his philosophy can be applied by those seeking success in the music industry today. ________________________________ Guest post by David…

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Cities And Their Unique Musical Culture

In this piece Allen Bargfrede explores the relationship between cities and their music and how that relationship works to shape a city’s culture and ethos, whether by accident or through intentional branding. ________________________ Guest post by Allen Bargfrede, Founder of Rethink Music and MD, Europe of Thought5 I travel a…

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WED. BRIEF: St. John Exits Apple Music For Uber • BuzzAngle + Shazam Data • Apple’s iOS 11 Adds FLAC • More

Wednesday 6.7.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Executive shuffles are often about money. But Apple losing Boz to Uber is also likely a reminder that Cupertino’s nerd-boys club can be less than music (or women) friendly. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Using Instagram Pods To Get More Fans

As an artist, it can be hard to get keep your posts from drowning in the crowded clamor of modern social media, something which can be highly frustrating for musicians with major announcements like an upcoming tour or new album. Here we look at how Instagram pods can be used…

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What 2018’s Breakthrough Artists Need To Do Now To Succeed

In this article, Jonathan Larr draws on the knowledge and experience of those in the thick of fast-growing areas of the music industry, and maps out what characteristics and qualities artists in 2018 will need to have in order to develop successful careers and rise to the top in 2018….

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