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When Should a Musician Hire a Lawyer?: An Interview with Allen Bargfrede

Understanding the legal aspects of the music industry, particularly copyright law, is critical for any professional musician. Allen Bargfrede can help.


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.

SEO for Musicians Begins with the ‘Fan Journey’

Musicians need a unique SEO strategy with its own unique set of tactics. In this article, we’ll define a strategic framework to start from.

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 Running 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.

Career Advice with Sugarland Touring Bassist Annie Clements

Annie Clements knows a thing or two about the music industry. For years, she’s worked as the bassist for country superstars Sugarland. We caught up with her for a chat before a show with Amos Lee.

Student Spotlight: Matt Chirichillo

In between tour commitments with former Eagles members Joe Walsh and Don Henley, Matt works on coursework for his Artist Management class.

How to Write Effective Cold and Cover Letters

Originally published in Chapter 12 of How to Get a Job in the Music and Recording Industry by Keith Hatschek How to Write Effective Cold and Cover Letters What’s the difference between a cold letter and a cover letter? A “cold letter” is one that is submitted, with or without your resume, in the hopes […]

BerkleeICE Releases “Transparency and Money Flows” Report

BerkleeICE, or the Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, recently released a report titled “Transparency and Money Flows” detailing the lack of transparency in the music business.

Get a Job in the Music Industry: An Interview with Keith Hatschek

Keith Hatschek’s book “How to Get a Job in the Music Industry” has helped thousands of people follow their dreams and find work helping to create more music in the world.