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Music Business: Don't be blind to opportunities...

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Music Business: Don't be blind to opportunities...

The Music Business is the most changing environment we know, yet it is very likely that anything written now will still be valid after reading this very post!

However, let's put this in perspective. We are mostly talking about changes in music, production, distribution, and marketing, allowing indie artists to be more and more professional:

Ex 1: Online marketing and distribution for an indie artist with Spotify via Tunecore, Distrokid, CD Baby...

Ex 2: Licensing services and beat placement with Beatstar

Ex 3: Publishing services with Tunecore

Since you are an indie songwriter, artist, or producer, that news should mean a lot to you. Since it is not given to everybody, think as fast as the music business news. Let us explain:

It says that now you have the very same tool to work as professional labels and majors, of course, except the knowledge, the team, and the budget... but still, there is plenty to do to level up while you get better at it.

Here are five broad pieces of advice before stepping outside your home studio:

1- Identify who is relevant to you, and stop sending your material randomly!

2- Educate yourself about how and where the money flow in the music business (financial circuit).

3- Identify, read, and understand the relevant and predictable music contracts in your case. If you are an artist, read an artist contract, a production contract, or a 360° contract; if you are a songwriter, you need to know what a publishing contract is.

4- Be convinced that professionals will always consider the material they receive.

5- Music Business: Replace your beliefs with your knowledge.


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Author : Fran Pelissou

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