Hey guys, hello again from the College of Charleston! We’ve been busy scouring the internet for the best music news for you this week. Check out the highlights we found:
- A serious change in how unclaimed royalties are being distributed is coming in October. Find out where your hard earned money could be going now, and how PRS for Music plans to change this. Will this change help or hurt musician? Check out this article from Songtrust.
- Don’t you hate it when an artist seems to spam your Twitter feed because his new album is coming out? Every other post is, “check out my new album” “New album out next Tuesday!” To help make sure this doesn’t happen to you here are some tips from Hypebot to help promote your new music without spamming their Twitter feeds.
- Think your band is getting big enough where it is time to hire an agent? Check out Music Think Tank’s tips on hiring an agent whole will help and not hurt your band. Learn how much to charge, tips in negotiating your contract, and picking the agent who is right for your band.
- A new online delivery format for your music has just introduced called Bronze. Music 3 Point 0 discusses this new delivery format and how it is unique compared to all the other delivery formats on the internet.
- LA-based indie folk band A House for Lions has discovered an innovative way for up and coming artists to raise money and build their own crowd-funding platform for both charity and your band’s own personal financial success. The group’s manager explains the steps they took, decisions made and results.
- Love the idea of YouTube but don’t know how to properly and successfully use it in promoting your music? CD Baby has released a free guide for musicians that pinpoints the most efficient ways in which YouTube can help you get your music out there.
- Do you feel as though you’ve been doing everything possible to get your music out to the masses but are getting little to no results in return? Jamie Leger on Music Think Tank writes an impressive article that highlights focus as a main issue among independent artists along with other surprising factors, and how to overcome them.