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February 5, 2018

Our own Wade Sutton joins music marketing expert Michael Brandvold to talk about the use of biographies, press releases, and press kits in today's music industry.

Are you in search of things you must do in order to enter the music industry in 2018? Do you have what it takes to succeed in the music industry? See, just because you have a knowledge about music, doesn’t mean you know about the music industry. 

Most people think the...

January 8, 2018

Ross Barber-Smith and Marcio Novelli of Bridge the Atlantic talk music in Nashville, seizing opportunities, and setting goals with musician and actor Riley Smith.

January 8, 2018

As musicians we spend nearly countless hours creating music, only to cross our fingers and hope our latest-greatest songs will magically meet the ears of new listeners.

Or we post Instagram pics with a billion hashtags all day long, because that’s what some social media...

December 18, 2017


     Starting this week, Facebook will begin demoting spammy or “engagement bait” posts that goad users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting. Posts which prompt users to “Tag a friend who likes to nap!” seem popular because th...

December 12, 2017

Music marketing expert Michael Brandvold and Hypebot's Jay Gilbert talk with Ari Herstand about how artist's can find more success getting their music placed on Spotify playlists.

Note:  Rocket to the Stars' own Wade Sutton will be a guest on an upcoming episode of Musi...

December 12, 2017

"The music career of Lance Allen is a true DIY success story. He doesn’t tour. He doesn’t rely on merch sales to pay the mortgage. He isn’t a household name. And yet he’s earning a full-time living in music by balancing guitar lessons with streaming revenue. That money...

November 9, 2017

Fans can now emblazon their favorite lyrics on merch ranging from mugs, T-shirts and even shower curtains through the first consumer-facing lyrics service, LyricMerch, which officially launched Wednesday (Nov. 8). 

While customization is made possible through an in...

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