Throughout music history, we have witnessed countless recipes and pathways for artists to reach success. While every artist’s formula is unique, hence why they stand out from the rest, there are some technical concepts that are important for artists to understand, including the notable Spotify algorithm. For artists who want to increase their listener and fan base, Spotify is an essential DSP (Digital Streaming Platform) for music releases, and understanding the algorithm can be a saving grace or a roadblock for their discography.
If you’re an artist trying to get your foot in the door of the music industry, you have probably heard of the term “artist bio.” While the concept may seem simple to those at the start line of their careers, a bio is one of the most essential pieces to an artist’s marketing package. Regardless of whether you are drafting your own artist bio yourself, or recruiting an outside source to pen it for you, there are multiple benefits to having a bio ready to send out alongside your music.
This week has been a busy one for the music business as the ramifications of Astroworld Fest is still taking shape. Twitch has started a new program for musicians that live stream and Spotify is providing more tools for artists to measure and monetize their brands. Catch up on this week’s trending news topics in the music business with our top 5 headlines of the week.
In the music industry, it can be extremely competitive on the journey to reaching success, and artists always need to stay prepared along the way through goal setting. While most artists identify and become fixated on their career destination, it leaves room for disorganization if the right steps to get there aren’t thoughtfully developed and implemented.
Since 2019, the number one challenge that many musicians tell me they face is understanding & applying the guiding principles of growing your music business. By comprehending these principles, you’ll be pointed in the right direction for growth.
Thousands of musicians around the world have been impacted by COVID-19. From canceled performances to delays in songwriter royalty distribution, one of the essential groups of people that impact culture is being hung out to dry. There are tons of organizations stepping up to support artists like The Grammy’s Musicares and the Regional Art Commission. But if you’re an artist looking to provide some sense of financial security for you & your family, now is the time to set-up a system to generate income while traditional revenue streams are halted. Here are ten music-related products you can sell during the quarantine.