Posts tagged disc makers
Three keys to a great band photo

While songwriting is your main ingredient, visuals really do matter, so press photos and all your visual material cannot be an afterthought. Enticing photos, videos, album art, and graphic design will attract the right kind of attention, establish your brand, and get people to listen to your music.

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Do you need an artist press kit?

For many artists, it may not be necessary to have a printed press kit, but there are reasons why having a press folder can still be a major part of your promotional assets.

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Things you didn't know about vinyl records

Songs closer to the spindle hole and label on a record can sound audibly different than those on the outer edges of the disc due to what is sometimes referred to as inner groove distortion.

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The magic of the vinyl record

Sound is the vibration of particles across a medium in the form of waves. In 1877, Thomas Edison first developed a way to imprint this information onto tinfoil by etching the electrical signal of a sound wave with a needle, or stylus.

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Launching a music publicity campaign

If you’re preparing to record and make an album, there’s a lot to think about; from converting the cover art to the right format to clearing the rights for your cover songs.

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Indie musicians need to make CDs (and here's why)

While music streaming and downloads are popular in the major label universe, independent artists rely on the tactile, physical, tangible medium that is the music CD.

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Music promotion strategies (try 'em… they're free!)

While independent music artists typically have passion, creativity, and dedication going for them, what they don't tend to have is a large marketing budget. This can make music promotion a real challenge.

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Connect with your audience

If you buy into all the negativity out there about the music business, you might believe we are all destined to be like Emily Dickinson, writing songs in our attics only to be discovered in a hundred years after our lonely lives expire.

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Use verbal, visual, and musical cues to lead your audience

There’s a psychology to leading an audience during a show that begins with a plan going into the show – including setting up your songs up with cues to lead the audience.

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Merch, CDs, and fan appreciation with The Accidentals

Described as, “one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime” (Jonathan Frahm at Yahoo Voices), The Accidentals have amassed a LOT of experience on the road and have shared some of their tour and life hacks with us.
 

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