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Spotify Playlists - The New Payola?

Spotify Playlists – The New Payola?

by India McCarty – For almost as long as music has been a lucrative business, people have paid to get played. This practice, called payola, was eventually deemed a misdemeanor offense in the early 1960s. However, with the decline of radio and the rise of streaming service playlists, we could be looking at another landmark legal case.

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How To Promote Your Music Before the Release Date

How To Promote Your Music Before the Release Date

by India McCarty – Promoting your music seems simple enough; put out a song, post about it online and wait for the world to come knocking down your door. Well, that’s the dream scenario, but in real life, there’s a lot of work that goes into promotion. Before your project comes out, you should be laying out the groundwork so that you can get the word out about your music in the most efficient way possible.

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Lyrics&Lore2020

Lyrics&Lore2020

Lyrics & Lore at the DreamMore Resort in Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN The 4th Annual Lyrics & Lore festival hosted by Dollywood DreamMore Resorts and sponsored by Bandtwango and The International Storytelling Center kicked off on January 17th with a bang, thanks to the wonderful storytelling of the fabulous Geraldine Buckley. Over the next 2 days the songwriters and their mentors (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Tim James, Guthrie Trapp & Dakota Danielle), along with host Greg Riggle and Bandtwango co-founders Carl ...

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5 Ways to Boost Ticket Sales

5 Ways to Boost Ticket Sales

by India McCarty – One of the best ways to build a solid fanbase is through live performances. As you start your career, you might find yourself playing in places with built-in audiences, like restaurants or bars, but as you move on to concert venues, you’ll need to figure out how to sell tickets.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Soundcloud Account

Getting the Most Out of Your Soundcloud Account

by India McCarty – Soundcloud is one of the many options an artist has when they’re looking to post their music online. It’s one of the largest online music communities and many artists have used it as a springboard to launch their careers. However, the many benefits of this website attract a large user base, meaning your music is competing with thousands of other artists’. Here are some tips to help you make sure your music stands out!

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How To Write a Pitch Email

How To Write a Pitch Email

by India McCarty – If you want to start making impressions on people and put your name out there, you have to get your music into the right hands. Ideally, you’d want personal connections you might have made through networking, but more often than not, you’ll find yourself emailing people cold in the hopes that they’ll actually read past the subject line.

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