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"If you visited Austin’s Waterloo Records recently, you might have noticed a construction project that was unthinkable not so long ago: The 36-year-old Austin music staple was replacing 24 feet of CD racks with space for more vinyl. “After 30 years of CDs, a lot of peo...

Content creation platform Patreon has announced plans to restructure the way music artists using the platform are paid.  The move means artists creating content on the platform will now keep 95% of all money pledged, up from the current figure of between 80% to 88%.  T...

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...

Music platform TIDAL is now offering subscribers access to extensive artist credits for their favorite tracks and albums, reminiscent of liner notes. The feature includes in-depth descriptions and credits for composers, lyricists, engineers, musicians, vocalists, instr...

October 30, 2017

Start “selling” your new music before its official release date.

A pre-sale on iTunes or Amazon allows your fans to order your music anywhere from one week to six months in advance of its release. When the drop date arrives, your pre-sale customers will automatically be...

I'm in a continuous dialogue with writers and artists literally across the world in the importance of "building teams" in their approach to music. Too many feel that the industry, publisher, producers, labels, agents, managers, etc. will come in and set everything righ...

Trying to carve out a career in music? Firstly, where do you apply to find a job as a musician? What sorts of activities should you be doing now to prepare yourself for a career in music? It turns out that your skill alone typically will not lead to success. Landing th...

October 13, 2017

This uplifting and inspirational presentation from Patreon founder Jack Conte examines how music artists can improve their chances at monetizing the art they create.

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