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RIP Vine: A Guide To Using YouTube & Instagram To Promote Your Events

After three good years of providing us with six second chuckle fests, the shutters are closing on Vine, meaning it’s time for DIY artists to turn to old standbys like YouTube and Instagram for their video promo purposes. Here we breakdown the why and the how. _______________________________ Guest Post by…

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RIP Vine: A Guide To Using YouTube & Instagram To Promote Your Events

After three good years of providing us with six second chuckle fests, the shutters are closing on Vine, meaning it’s time for DIY artists to turn to old standbys like YouTube and Instagram for their video promo purposes. Here we breakdown the why and the how. _______________________________ Guest Post by…

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RIP Vine: A Guide To Using YouTube & Instagram To Promote Your Events

After three good years of providing us with six second chuckle fests, the shutters are closing on Vine, meaning it’s time for DIY artists to turn to old standbys like YouTube and Instagram for their video promo purposes. Here we breakdown the why and the how. _______________________________ Guest Post by…

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More Than Half The World’s Internet Users Are On Facebook [CHART]

During Facebook’s latest quarterly earnings report, which exceeded all expectations, the social media giant reported that 1.78 billion people are logging in on a monthly basis, with 2/3rds checking in daily. That means more than a half of the world’s internet users are on Facebook. Statista via Business Insider Related…

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Is Facebook The Musicians Friend Or A Massive Infringer?

In this piece from Artist Rights Watch, Chris Castle dives into what he sees as the evils of Facebook’s copyright infringement. After making itself what seems to be a necessary evil for artists, Facebook hides in plain sight while still avoiding proper licensing and evoking the DMCA. Read on and…

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"Go Cubs Go" Streams Spike Dramatically After World Series Win

After last night’s dramatic World Series 2016 win, streams of Steve Goodman’s "Go Cubs Go" spiked last night. Streams were up over 6500% on Spotify. LISTEN: Related articles SEO Keyword Research For Musicians Ukulele Basics For Beginners Marketing Yourself As An Artist Should I Write Original Music Or Music That…

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Facebook Chatbot Creation Platform Octane AI Raises $1.5M, Partners With 50 Cent, Aerosmith, KISS, SPiN

Chatbot boosters are fond of saying that just as no musician or business would think of not having a web site, very soon they’ll all also need chatbots. Making that vision accessible is the goal of Facebook Messenger chatbot creation platform Octane AI and some key investors have signed on….

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Musician’s Starter Guide To Pinterest

Here we take a crash course for musicians on how to utilize the popular virtual board image sharing site which recently hit 150 million monthly users, as well as examine some ways in which Pinterest can specifically be tailored for music-related postings. __________________________ Guest Post by Victoria Morris on the…

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3 Ways To Drive Lasting Traffic To Your Music Website

A website is a valuable resource for musicians and, when used properly,can be a powerful tool for converting fans, but before turning them into long-term followers, it’s important to get them there in the first place. ___________________________ Guest Post by Nicholas Rubright For musicians, having a website is the norm…

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The Time Has Come For Facebook To Accept Songwriters’ Friend Request [David Israelite]

As Facebook has grown and developed, on the video side of things in particular, the time has come for the popular social networking platform to become properly licenesed, lest it risk alienation from songwriters. ___________________________ Guest Post by David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)…

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