Top 9 Music Marketing Strategies in 2023

In today’s competitive industry, it’s not enough to just produce quality music; you need to know how to reach the right audience and keep them engaged. Creating an effective strategy is crucial when building a loyal fan base, selling your music, and getting recognized by industry professionals. As someone who has been in the industry […]

12 Top Folk Music Blogs in 2023

There are many ways to discover new music, and perhaps the trendiest ones these days are podcasts and music streaming recommendations. There’s no way around it: the power of the algorithms that seem to govern our lives has an ever-growing impact on our music taste. However, if you’re old school like me or simply enjoy […]

Is Music PR Really Worth It?

I’ve been doing music PR professionally for… eh, maybe five years. The exact number of years / experience I can claim depends on a) what you consider “professional PR”, and b) whether you think time is an objective facet of reality or just a made-up concept we use to describe our subjective perception of the […]

Nashville, Ed Sheeran, And Taylor Swift: How (and How Not) to Build Your Brand

I’ve lived in Nashville for about six years now. I have a fair amount of friends who grew up here, and I’ve heard them talk a good bit about how the city has changed. Now, if you don’t live here, you probably know Nashville for three things: pop-country music, Broadway honky-tonks, and hot chicken. And […]

Musosoup Review: An Unbiased Look at the Platform Based on Real Campaigns

Is Musosoup worth it? Here’s my short answer: It can be. Artists can use Musosoup to get press coverage and playlist placements for their music. There are a lot of solid curators on the platform, and thanks to their submission model (which I’ll discuss in more depth below), campaigns are incredibly easy to set up […]

How to Write a Press Release for Your Music

If you’re an indie musician, there’ll always be some aspects of promoting your music you need to do by yourself, whether that’s because you’re a DIY band, an artist without a manager or label, or because your budget is tight. A press release is a great way to promote yourself and your music for free; […]

21 Top Music Bloggers to Follow in 2023

We’re swamped by information. I’m old enough to remember, aeons ago, when the only ways to discover new music releases were MTV and a few specialized magazines. If you had a favorite band, most likely, you’d have to wait until the album was released to read an accurate review or hear the artist’s vision on […]

How to Submit to Music Blogs in 2023

The quick synopsis of my seven-step process: Read on for the details. There’s nothing more exciting than getting ready for an album release. Months of preparation, recording sessions, countless hours listening to mixes and masters, and choosing the design and packaging. The whole process brought to life a piece of work uniquely yours and ready […]

The 16 Best Rap Blogs to Check Out in 2023

The hip hop culture has always been one of those movements that could make the most of the technologies available. For instance, in the mid-2000s, Soundcloud featured many mixtapes by unknown rappers who later became some of the biggest names in the industry, like Chance The Rapper, Young Thug and Khalid. Today, hip hop is […]

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