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5 Ways How To Get Ahead In The Music Industry By Helping Others

music business Nov 25, 2020

NoFace Fam, often times we think about me, me, me. Right? What can this person do for me? How can I get ahead? When will this playlist get back to me?

But guess what? Everyone else is thinking about themselves too, so sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help others!

Here are a few examples of how to do this:

1) Connect People In Your Network

Let's say you know 2 producers, or a record label and a producer, or a publishing company and a talented songwriter, a good mixing and mastering person, or whatever you have in your network that someone else might need. They will appreciate you for it and building that kind of good will builds momentum over time.

2) Share Resources

Know a good playlist to pitch? Share its contact info with those who nee it. Have a blog that's open to reviewing singles? Share. Have you found a particularly good Whatsapp, Discord, or Reddit community? Pass that info along.

3) Book Suggestions

Sometimes a simple book / article / post...

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4 Types of Songwriter Royalties Explained

music business Nov 25, 2020

I'd like to explain 4 different types of music royalties. As a producer or songwriter, I hope this helps you understand royalties better without the complex terms or language that's sometimes used around these things.

When you're producing electronic music, you are typically considered the songwriter. Here are 4 types of music royalties you can expect from your music:

 

1) Streaming Royalties

 

This is a fancy way of saying royalties from music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, XBox, YouTube, and so on.

 

2) Digital Download Mechanical Royalties

Well that's a mouthful of a term, isn't it? It means when your song is purchased on itunes, amazon, beatport, or any other digital store.

 

3) Physical Mechanical Royalties

This is a music industry jargon which means someone buys your Single, EP, or Albumin the physical form. In a music store, a vending machine for music, at walmart, and so on.

 

4) Analog Performance Royalties

You know when you hear...

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6 Music Industry Jobs: How Much Money You Can Make

music business Nov 24, 2020

This is a list of 6 music industry jobs along with brief job descriptions, as well as the estimated salary ranges. Whether you decide to work exclusively as a music artist or to also take on a music industry job, the choice is yours, we're here to give you as many options as possible!

 

1) Recording Engineer

Salary Range: $25,000 - $100,000+

A recording engineer (or audio engineer) captures sounds. This studio lab rat mixes, edits, works with digital audio and analog as needed, and much more. Imagine being in studio sessions all the time with producers and artists and helping them record some amazing music as well as editing it. 

 

2) Artist Manager

Salary Range: $50,000 - $1 Million+

The CEO of an Artist's team, the manager works with booking agencies, record labels, publishing companies, press, publishing companies, tour managers, press, marketing,  merch, etc to move the artist forward.

This is a very intensive job and you will literally have...

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The Ultimate Guide To PR Agencies in Electronic Music

music business May 30, 2020

 

Electronic Producers, Record Labels, Nightclubs, and Festivals often seek out attention to help grow their brands. We've compiled a list of PR Agencies for you in the Electronic space for you ranging from affordable to expensive. Hope this helps!

 

Additive Music PR

Clients: Mark Knight, Ministry of Sound, Labelworx

Located In: UK

Website: http://www.additivepr.com/

 

Biz 3

Clients: Skrillex, OWSLA, Bassnectar

Located In: Los Angeles and Chicago

Website: http://biz3.net/

 

Get In! PR

Clients: Ultra Music Festival, Cat Dealers, John Digweed, Armin van Buuren

Located In: New York and London

 Website: https://getinpr.com/

 

Listen Up

Clients: Marshmello, Fisher, Eric Prydz, Axtone, Spinnin' Records

Located In: Los Angeles and London

Website: https://www.listen-up.biz/

 

The Media Nanny

Clients: David Guetta, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens

Located In: Amsterdam

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