Tag: digital

  • 5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know

    5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know

    With the rise of music distributors and digital music aggregators, it has never been easier for an indie artist to release and monetize their music across the global digital music ecosystem. The Digital Music Era has significantly lowered the barriers to entry to the top outlets for music search and discovery; and startup entrepreneurs continue to develop…

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  • How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Included

    How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Included

    In the age of the internet, DIY musicians have access to promotion, booking, and their fans easier than ever. But does the downside outweigh the good?

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  • 8 Effective Ways to Get More Playlist Followers on Spotify

    8 Effective Ways to Get More Playlist Followers on Spotify

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. By Laura Buckler Spotify promises to make music “available to anyone.” This enormous platform is already streaming millions of songs made by talented artists, and as with any…

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  • Gain Staging: How to Get a Better Mix with Healthy Levels

    Gain Staging: How to Get a Better Mix with Healthy Levels

    Learn the basics of how to create better mixes of your music, no matter where you record, with six weeks of insights from top sound engineers and personalized mentorship from industry professionals! Check out Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques, and use the discount code at the bottom of this article to get 40% (that’s $200) off the…

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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Small Music Blogs… Not Big Ones

    4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Small Music Blogs… Not Big Ones

    Everyone wants major press placements. I get it. There’s a lot of clout that comes with a feature on Alternative Press, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, etc. However, in their quest to shoot straight to the top, emerging bands are missing a vital component to career growth: small, indie blogs. There are a lot of reasons…

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  • Boring but Useful: How to Prep a Mix in Ableton Live

    Boring but Useful: How to Prep a Mix in Ableton Live

    + Master the tools and techniques of producing pro-level electronic music and audio in Ableton Live with Soundfly’s course, Intro to Music Production in Ableton Live. One of the dullest parts of production, but one of the most important for properly finishing a track, is preparing to mix it. If and when people think of music production…

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  • A Complete SEO Checklist for Musicians

    A Complete SEO Checklist for Musicians

    It’s not easy figuring out how to start optimizing your band’s presence in search engines. So we took all of our SEO (“search engine optimization”) advice and broke it down into one handy checklist. For details on how to do each of the things on the list, you can refer to Bandzoogle’s “Complete Guide to SEO for Musicians” eBook.…

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  • How to Be a Woke Songwriter

    How to Be a Woke Songwriter

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. By Bob Barrick Scour the internet for advice on making it in the music business, and it will become abundantly clear that we songwriters and composers are on…

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  • Why Streaming Playlists Will Never Kill the Album Format

    Why Streaming Playlists Will Never Kill the Album Format

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. It’s true. The album might be dead. Or at least the album as we once knew it is dead. Before you start throwing all your record sleeves…

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  • (Artificial) Space Is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

    (Artificial) Space Is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. If you’ve sung even a single note in a large concrete stairwell, you likely know how flattering and interesting reverberation can be. The desire to artificially add…

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