An industry professional will cultivate the habit of ‘studying the music industry’; reading books, listening to podcasts, deconstructing others’ success.
A month ago, Jeffrey and I had the pleasure of attending Amsterdam Dance Event, the flagship conference for the electronic music industry. A bustling week where influencers and power players from around the globe come together to do business, host showcases and put faces to the names they so regularly email.
The first two articles in our outbound marketing series covered the main vessel of the “PR Game”, the music blog. While blogs will always remain an important part of the music PR industry for both consumers and artists alike, musicians have recently started looking away from blogs and focusing on the key metric by which most people analyze music: play … Read More
In the last piece of our Mastering Music PR series, we covered the foundations of outbound marketing and the role that publicists play, as well as the different music promotion services they offer. Building upon that, we’re going to be going deep on music blogs, Hype Machine, Submithub, and how to best approach getting featured on these blogs. To begin, … Read More
Most of the questions we receive from readers are related to marketing. Everyone is wondering about how they can reach more people with their music and build a fan base in the process. In our latest article we covered the fundamentals of branding and how to execute a strong inbound marketing strategy. For those unfamiliar with the term, inbound refers … Read More
In the past year, 3.175 billion people worldwide were active internet users. That’s almost half the global population. Yup, half the planet. Active social media users totaled a whopping 2.206 billion just in 2015 and has been rising since. Rapidly. (By 176 million users over 2015 alone, to be exact). What does that mean for you as an artist or creative? More reach. Those … Read More
We’re all constantly drawn in multiple directions. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, all places that constantly confront you with how things could be better, how others are living a more adventurous, worthy and attractive life. This is something I struggle with every day. I aspire to be the best I can be, yet I am constantly confronted with how I could be … Read More
In June 2015, the service reported 75 million active users, of which 20 million were on a paid plan (that’s over 25%). Recently, their chief revenue officer shared that they were on track to hit the 100 million active user mark before the end of 2015. Consumers have adopted the Swedish service en masse, with Scandinavian countries leading the way, followed by the … Read More