Marketing & Business

  • Despite all the skill and musicianship involved, cover bands are often looked down on, which is a shame, since putting together a cover band is a big job and a lot of them are actually pretty awesome. So, what is it exactly that separates a great cover band from a mediocre wannabe? In this blog, we take a look at the essential ingredients that go into building a brilliant, successful cover band. We can already tell you that the first thing to be sure of is that you’re creating a band that has its own identity, rather than setting out to make a carbon copy of the original.

  • As an independent artist, promoting your events is essential to getting the word out and ensuring a successful turnout. In today’s digital age, utilising social media is an effective way to reach a wide audience. Facebook, in particular, is a powerful tool that can help independent artists boost event promotion and drive ticket sales. In this comprehensive guide, guest blogger Brookmyer McIntyre explores how you can use Facebook Pixel to promote your events and reach more people.

  • Amsterdam Dance Event, known as ADE, is one of the busiest and most interesting weeks of the year for dance music industry professionals. People from all over the world gather in Amsterdam for one week to discuss the upcoming year and to make their upcoming plans. It’s a true spectacle and celebration of dance music, and one of the most important weeks of the year for our community. The conference is a lot of fun, but it’s also a very valuable way of growing your network.

  • If you want to make a living from music – partly or entirely – then it’s worth having a good think about where exactly the money is going to come from. Almost every professional musician and music-maker has multiple sources of income, which in business-speak is referred to as a ‘revenue model’. To help you build yours, Guestblogger, Maaike lines up ten possible money-making options for your consideration.

  • If you’re reading this, that means you’ve probably been thinking about how you can use your beat-making tools and talents and turn them into a business model. But which platform are you going to use? And how do you sell your beats to the right artists? In this blog, guest-blogger and full-time producer Daddynervs shares a handful of ins and outs that you can use to propel your beat-brewing career.

  • Already put in the hours honing your skills on your DJ controller, turntable, or full DJ-set-up and built yourself a massive collection of floor-fillers and bangers? Then it’s about time you booked your first gig and took your set into the booth. Courtesy of our in-house DJ-specialist, Matt (AKA DJ Konna), we kit you out with some tips and tricks for booking your first gigs.

  • Music production is a long and tedious process. Writing a song can take anywhere between two weeks to two months. But while artists aren’t releasing music, keeping fans’ interest engaged can sometimes be difficult. However, as a music producer, your music isn’t the only content you can offer your fans. With the ability to create mashups, mixes and various other forms of media, it’s important that you use all your resources to give fans incentive to persistently keep up with all things, you.

  • Ghost production is something that is often frowned upon within the general EDM community. But with artists in other genres considering it to be a routine part of the music business, Guest Blogger Jeroen Hillebrand from Moon Jelly Agency decided to take a look at how being a ghost producer can benefit your career in order to raise funds to achieve your ambitions. At the end of this article, the aim is to remove part of the stigma surrounding ghost production and to teach you methods of making money from it. And for those of you who are unaware, ghost production is essentially an agreement in which somebody pays a producer to create a track, and release under their own name. Typically, it’s done in the form of a flat fee.

  • More and more people within the music industry are looking to turn their current endeavors into a full-time job. Whether it’s music production for vocalists, music licensing to TV and radio, or even live touring around the world, there are hundreds of ways that artists can make a full-time income from their career.

  • A common mistake that people make when posting on social media is that they believe it’s okay to upload the same content to each platform. However, this is simply not the case. After all, every social network has features which allow you to optimise a post specifically on that platform. In the same way that you’d act differently around your friends at the club than you would at home with your parents, the same goes for social media. Guest Blogger Remko from Moon Jelly Agency explains how to optimise your content!

  • So you’ve been passionately listening to your favourite artists for years, have recently started making your own mixes and now you’re wondering how you can become a professional and successful EDM or pop music producer? Grand! As you know, the world of music production is home to some really big names and teams, so in this blog, guest-blogger Jens Oosterkamp (Jens East) shares some valuable tips and the story of how he started out in his bedroom and is now often approached by acclaimed record labels.

  • If you’re a freelance musician, producer, or DJ, then you probably live a pretty unpredictable live where you’re suddenly travelling for months on end, or you just as suddenly have very little work and a lot of time at home. So, what can you do to make the very best of that in-between-time? In this blog, we offer 10 tips to help you stay productive at home.

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