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This for me is a fascinating one. A conversation between two legendary musicians, Andre 3000 and Rick Rubin. We’d all probably presume that as a member of Outkast, and a successful artist in his own right, Andre Benjamin would be happy, productive and pouring out more music but as this really candid discussion reveals, it’s […]
Picture this: You’ve just spent some quality time finishing a new track and it’s brilliant. You’re super pumped for other people to hear it and can’t wait to send it to people for feedback, maybe get a preview up on Soundcloud or even get it released on Spotify etc. Stop. Before you do anything with […]
As you may or may not know I run courses here at HTSR. You can sign-up for full, unrestricted lifetime access to those courses for a one-off single payment of £20. No strings attached, no hidden costs – just a simple, single payment. It’s now got even better… If you sign-up you can now refer […]
Countless blog posts will profess to you that they have the 8 ultimate solutions to building your fanbase, or the 5 top tips you need to grow your audience as a musician. Invariably they will all have the same regurgitated click-bait-esque elements, claiming that a case of covering all the bases, surrounding yourself with a […]
Everybody wants to get feedback on their music, especially when they’re just getting to grips with their production career. One of the most disheartening things to get back when you send off a track is ‘not for me’. It’s vague, useless as feedback and at best shows a lack of interest. Granted, not everybody has […]
If you’re not sure about what or who you are musically, or how you define yourself then you’re going to find it more difficult to find your fanbase. If you know who you are, and what sort of brand or image you portray then you’re far more likely to know what sort of fans you […]
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.