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The Cagematch: 21 Ways DIY Musicians And Mainstream Artists Knock Each Other Out

The Cagematch: 21 Ways DIY Musicians And Mainstream Artists Knock Each Other Out

On one side we have the queen DIY musician, Amanda Palmer. Ready to pounce from the other side, we have Taylor Swift, a global music superstar.

Who has a better career? Taylor has unequivocally achieved more album sales, ticket sales, merchandise, etc.

But who is happier? Who has a nicer life?

To some artists, the idea of selling your own music, booking your own tour and doing your own publicity sounds like a headache. To others, getting up at 4am for radio interviews and working with a committee of writers/producers/label reps to produce music sounds like pure torture.

In this article I’m going to break down the positives and negatives of both a DIY music career or a career as a mainstream artist. Continue Reading

[Infographic] 9 Shocking Music Business Lies

[Infographic] 9 Shocking Music Business Lies

Wow! Where do I start? There are so many misconceptions in the music business (music business lies). That’s why I started this blog! I want to help artists and people looking to get into the industry sift through the crap and focus on what’s important. Lies in the music business. They come from everywhere. From your… Continue Reading

3 things to look for in a music manager (and how to sign to an agent and become a successful artist)

3 things to look for in a music manager (and how to sign to an agent and become a successful artist)

A music manager and music booking agency are two of the most important relationships an artist will have in their career. While a record label is vital in providing the resources needed to gain exposure and sell music, a manager and agent will be your partners – fighting for your interests at all times. I’ve been… Continue Reading