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Creativity in Uncertain Times

Creativity in Uncertain Times

by India McCarty – Even though it feels like everything in our lives has changed, there are some things we can still rely on to help us feel normal. One of those things is creating music. So many artists use turmoil and uncertainty to fuel their creativity and comfort themselves; why should that change now?

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A note to our artists and partners - and farewell to a good friend.

A note to our artists and partners – and farewell to a good friend.

We want everyone to know of a change within the company that is now official. John Alexander, co-founder of Bandtwango, has decided to leave the company and the music industry entirely to pursue some of his other passions, including a fantastic opportunity as an author with ECW press. We wish John all the best and we are excited to see what he does in the future. Going forward, Bandtwango will continue to be led by co-founder Carl Allocco and Nicole ...

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How Coronavirus Will Change Concerts

How Coronavirus Will Change Concerts

by India McCarty – From massive festivals like Coachella to small shows at local bars, coronavirus has effectively put an end to live music as we know it. Sure, there are live streams and YouTube videos of old concerts, but there’s nothing like standing in a crowd of people that all love the same music you do.

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COVID-19: We'd Like To Help

COVID-19: We’d Like To Help

We are certainly in unprecedented times, and so many musicians are having their livelihood severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been one thing after another… Shows have been canceled, tours shut down, huge events are either closed or delayed, bars closed, venues shuttered, festivals canceled. We have an entire industry right now that is suffering which is why we want to reach out personally to you. It goes without saying that our thoughts are with everyone affected by the ...

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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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