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Songwriting Tips & Tricks for the Busy Artist

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When music is your job or your part-time hobby, it can feel more like work than play. Songwriting is one of the most important parts of being an independent music artist. Unfortunately, sometimes your well of inspiration runs dry or you’re too busy to sit down and think about writing a song. If you are a busy artist always on the go, here are some of our best tips and tricks for songwriting when you’re on the move.  Continue reading Songwriting Tips & Tricks for the Busy Artist

The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

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The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

As an indie artist, you’re used to doing it all. But at some point in your journey, you will find doing it all takes away from your ability to focus on your music. When you realize you don’t have enough time to get everything done, it’s time to start thinking about assembling a team to support and assist you. Continue reading The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

The Importance of Community

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The Importance of Community

I recently sent an email to my mailing list that took me a month to write. Why did it take me a month to write it? I suppose you could call it extreme writer’s block. I couldn’t think of the words to say. It was awful because someone was counting on me for a response. Continue reading The Importance of Community

Ideas for marketing your hip hop music

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Ideas for marketing your hip hop music

After you’ve written a dope song which flows, has a solid theme, fresh rhymes and a tight beat, you’re ready to market your hit-to-be. It may seem obvious, but before you even decide to promote your music you need to have quality material to promote. Otherwise, it’ll be a waste of time and money with no progress made. So, make sure your product is great and by great I mean mixed and mastered, high quality and relevant to your fans. There’s lots of competition out there, so give your fans and potential fans more than just a top quality record. Deliver a record DJs will be happy to play.

Once you have a song that will truly go viral, there are other things to do to best market your hip hop music. Continue reading Ideas for marketing your hip hop music

3 Things Successful Artists Are Doing That You Probably Are Not

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There’s a conference coming up next July that I go to every year. It’s called the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference. Every year music industry people come together to give artists the benefit of their knowledge and expertise. And sell their products and services. I’ve heard some very interesting feedback from artists like “They’re just trying to make money.” Or they’re just trying to sell me something. Of course they are! They’re business people! But that doesn’t mean that they’re not also trying to help you.  That’s my rant related to the topic of this post. This post discusses 3 things successful artists are doing that you should do also. Continue reading 3 Things Successful Artists Are Doing That You Probably Are Not

Match your personal style to your style of music

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“Your image is more important than your music.“ Have you ever heard that? Some Christian artists say “It doesn’t matter what I look like. Everybody should be looking at Jesus.” Maybe your audience should be looking at Jesus, but you’re the one on stage and they’re looking at you. For this reason, your image — the way you look — matters. We as human beings make assumptions based on what we see. What does your style say about you? Is it the message you want to portray? What does your personal style say about you and your music? Why is it important to match your personal style to your style of music? Continue reading Match your personal style to your style of music