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In January 2019 I was asked to present a talk on how to release your own music to a group of people in Riga, Latvia. It was the first time I’d done anything live, with regard to self-releasing, but I took up the challenge and wanted to fit as much information into the talk as […]
Yesterday, I hastily posted an article on the best way to get your music out there. In my keen efforts to get it out there, it was pointed out, quite rightly that I had missed one crucial thing. One thing that sets apart those who are successful when releasing music and getting it out there. […]
How can you get your music out there? What do you need to do or know before you start, and how do you go about it?
The article title reads like a bad attention grab, but it appears that more and more, I’m running into completely free offerings for music distribution and aggregation, so it’s time to look at your options. When I say “distribution” or “aggregation” I mean a company or service that will allow you to upload your music […]
If you go searching for instructions on how to become a successful musician, you’ll probably come across a few artist or band Wikipedia pages or biographies that give you a series of events that led to fame and fortune. A single event, that triggered a rise to success. What you don’t get is a list […]
This extensive article should give you a good level of information about what you will need, what processes you should follow, and whether self-releasing or starting a label is the right choice for you.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and all the rest – tired of zero reach? You need a better solution.
As a music producer, artist or musician (especially if you’re starting out) you’re probably wondering how it’s possible to take your passion and push it so you’re able to do it full-time, without having to worry about how you’re going to pay rent.
If you’re looking to build a fanbase, this might be the single most important blog post you ever read. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but still… I ask everyone who joins my email list here at HTSR what the single, biggest, most important thing that they are worried about or trying to do when they […]
I’d like to simplify the process of going from having a few tracks made, right through to releasing your music and seeing it on iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else.
A bunch of techniques to keep you finishing those tracks, to help you get through them and to get them out the door and into your cannon.
Have you named and tagged your files properly. Chances are the answer is no. I get countless promos with badly named files. Do yourself (and your promo list) a favour and get this bit right. It’s too easy NOT to.