CATEGORY: D.I.Y.

Understanding The Music Modernization Act: Highlights And Benefits For Artists, Songwriters

A massive piece of legislation, the Music Modernization Act has, at long last, finally passed through both the House and the Senate. Here entertainment...



What Will Spotify Direct Distribution Pay Artists? Less Than The Labels Get

Spotify opened the floodgates last week with a commitment to allow all artists to upload music to the streamer with no fees or commissions....


What Free Spotify Uploads Means For Soundcloud, Artists: Bruce Houghton, Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert Weigh In

Bruce Houghton from Hypebot and Skyline Artists sits down with music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of the Music Biz Weekly podcast to...


3 Steps To Proving Plagiarism Of Your Song

Many songwriters, particularly those just starting out, may live in constant fear of their creative work being stolen from them, a fear which the...


10 Most Influential College Radio Stations In The US

Many a legend tells of the big breakout that came as the result of an early pickup by a college radio station, and while...


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our sage council for the music industry's scrappy do-it-yourselfers this week covered how to create free, simple music videos, how to utilize YouTube's paid...


4 New Ways To Beat The Facebook Algorithm

It's been several months since Facebook made massive changes to its News Feed algorithm, changes which made it much harder for music marketers to...


Attracting More Views On Your SoundCloud Releases

For musicians, growing a solid reputation on SoundCloud is key, as the platform provides opportunities to take their work to the next level, although...


Music Copyright Law And The Consumer: Understanding The Basics

While copyright law is often covered from the perspective of musicians and labels, we don't often look at it from the point of the...


Do-It-Yourself PR Tips For Musicians, Bands

Without the financial resources available to spend major cash on your PR, DIY promotion on next-to-no budget presents a significant obstacle to artists. Here...