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6 Red Flags to Watch for before Signing with a Manager, Agent, or A&R Rep

Now more than ever it is important that artists arm themselves with business smarts and knowledge to avoid falling into a bad or even predatory business deal.


How to Turn Your Band Into a Business

Thinking about your music as a business venture may make you feel uneasy, but if you’re an independent artist, thinking this way can put you on the path towards a sustainable music career.

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How to Find the Right Music Producer

As you are deciding which producer to work with, there are a few key things you will want to keep in mind.

Six Things I Learned While Tracking My First Record in a Professional Recording Studio

I recently spent seven days at Spirit Radio Studio in East Nashville recording an EP. And let me tell you, I learned a lot.

Using Brand Names in Your Songwriting: The Creative Perspective and the Business Prospective

As a songwriter, my job is to pack three minutes with as much imagery as I can, both lyrically and musically.

Overcoming the Internal Struggle of Artist vs. Manager

While these two roles are not mutually exclusive, it can definitely be challenging to find the balance between your artist-self and your manager-self.

10 Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is great for direct-to-fan artists. But be warned: Running a successful campaign is a lot of work and requires dedication, persistence, and a healthy dose of charm.