Upgrade Your Fender Bass

UPGRADE THAT BASS Let’s Make it a Pro Instrument Fender Basses have defined the electric bass since its invention. James Jamerson one of the founding fathers of the Bass guitar is regarded as one of the greatest bassist that ever lived. He contributed greatly to the Fender Precision Bass guitar in the early 1960s.  Many bass…

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Understanding Copyright & Creating a Strategy

Understanding-Copyright

So, we’ve covered all of this metadata stuff and all types of registration, so now we’re going to briefly hit on what these all mean to you. What are the ‘RIGHTS’ of musicians and how are they related to all of this stuff? Understanding copyright is KEY to creating a great go to market strategy.…

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How I Got Signed to a Music Publishing Deal

Music Publishing Deal

Guest Article: Written by Dylan Lloyd It was September 21, 2009…I was in pursuit of the ultimate dream.  From Chicago to Los Angeles, I drove nearly two full days to meet a girl who would change my life forever – with a music publishing deal.  Her name is Lindsay Vinarsky, also known by her artist…

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Week of July 16th :: MusicMakers News [Part 1]

Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman: Hip-Hop Meditation :: Earning by Empowering :: The Mixtape Week of July 16: Story, Revenue, and Balance “The lyrics, the voice, the track and/or the vibe of a good song causes us to be more present and helps us to cut through the noise of our daily lives. It helps us to be…

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Week of June 25th :: MusicMakers News

Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light :: OISTAT Mentorship Program :: Music Festival Gender Gaps

Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light :: OISTAT Mentorship Program :: Music Festival Gender Gaps Week of June 25: Story, Revenue, and Balance “Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”   LEONARD BERNSTEIN MusicMakers News: Week of June 25th, 2018 Story, Revenue, and Balance:  Angelique Kidjo’s covers bring meaning and authenticity…

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Rule #1…. Your Fans Come First

Your Fans Come First - by Dylan Lloyd

Rule #1: Your Fans Come First.  As an independent artist, I don’t believe there to be a more essential component to your success than building your fanbase.  I know how “common sense” that comes off sounding…but when you think of the normal way a fan is treated by a major artist…they’re seemingly treated as a…

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Marketing and Publicity 101

marketing and publicity 101

Who are you trying to reach?  | What story are you telling?  | What is your purpose? These are the big questions around creating your marketing content. Your content may be memes, pictures, videos, illustrations, verbiage and whatever other ways you may create in order to connect with other people. You want to reach the…

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Purpose Behind the Purchase

Purpose Behind the Purchase

Purpose Behind the Purchase I hate constantly asking people to buy stuff, but what about all my merch?   Well, instead of “selling” try flipping the approach: make it “supporting”.   People LOVE to help.  Give them a specific “helping” purpose behind the purchase and they will find a way to talk themselves into it!…

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Week of May 28th :: MusicMakers News

Stewart Lupton :: Unsigned-Only Music Competition :: AWAL Week of May 28th: Story, Revenue, and Balance “Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.”   MACKLEMORE MusicMakers News: Week of May 28th, 2018 Story, Revenue, and Balance:  The late Stewart…

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Week of May 14th :: MusicMakers News

Childish Gambino :: The Art of Score :: Matthew Garrison Week of May 14: Story, Revenue, and Balance “The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose—and is a test of the quality of a nation’s…

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