Tag: management

  • How to Set Up a Publishing Company With Your PRO

    How to Set Up a Publishing Company With Your PRO

    Publishing companies aren’t 20-storey buildings downtown anymore, every songwriter and producer should have their own. Here’s how to start.

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  • 7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    Being a musician is a full-time job. You chose to pursue this journey because of your desire to write, experiment, and perform — not to chase club promoters or make pitches to media outlets. And while being an independent artist is empowering, it doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. As many artists start […]

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  • 4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    + Improve your songwriting with Soundfly! Explore our range of courses on emotional chord progressions, basic songwriting technique, songwriting for producers, and many more. Subscribe for unlimited access here. Being a musician isn’t cheap, is it? There are recording costs, tour expenses, shipping materials, equipment repairs/rentals/repurchases, the cost of hiring a publicist or a marketer, and/or a radio tracker to […]

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  • How to Make More Time for Your Music Career: A 7-Step Guide

    How to Make More Time for Your Music Career: A 7-Step Guide

    + 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. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so how is it that some people manage to “make time” for their music career while others […]

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  • How to Figure Out If Prospective Band Members are Worth Your Time

    How to Figure Out If Prospective Band Members are Worth Your Time

    The hardest part of trying to figure out if someone would be a good band member is that it’s hard to know a person until you’re around them for a while. A person fine in small doses may be a nightmare once you start to depend on them. Likewise, a person who rubs you the wrong […]

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  • Goal-Oriented Planning: Don’t Let That Fire Burn Out

    Goal-Oriented Planning: Don’t Let That Fire Burn Out

    + 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. Thanks to the ever-frustrating amalgam of rapidly moving digital tech and the old-model music industry struggling to keep up, the truth is that when it comes to marketing your […]

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  • What Music Journalists Want Musicians to Know

    What Music Journalists Want Musicians to Know

    If you’ve been doing this music thing for more than a minute, you’ve probably met a few music journalists along the way or have a shortlist of writers with whom you’d love to work. You also probably have a general idea about what they do and what they expect. But there are a few things […]

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  • Don’t Be the Chamber Pop Band at the Hardcore Show

    Don’t Be the Chamber Pop Band at the Hardcore Show

    At times during my completely penniless illustrious DIY career, I would’ve taken just about every gig thrown my way. Sometimes that choice made sense, like when my band was trying to get our name out as much as we could the summer before we released our debut album, or when we were brand new and […]

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  • 3 Ways to Help Create a Winning Mindset

    3 Ways to Help Create a Winning Mindset

    If you work in the arts, you work in one of the toughest professions in the world. I once heard someone describe it as “getting kicked in the nuts every day and having to say ‘thank you’.” Ouch. Artists are constantly putting themselves out there, baring their souls, and getting doors slammed in their faces […]

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  • The Art of the Pitch: Get Press for Your Band with a Concise, Compelling Story

    The Art of the Pitch: Get Press for Your Band with a Concise, Compelling Story

    From laying the foundation with strong relationships, to doing the tedious research, there are a number of moving parts that go into securing a feature on your music, all of which fall second to what really does the trick: the pitch. This article is for those of you who are looking to get into music […]

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