[MUSIC 101] An Artist’s Guide to Instagram

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Post Photos on Instagram that Your Fans Will Love   You don’t need professional experience or equipment to take photos your fans will love. This artist’s guide to Instagram gives you tips to get you started on the popular platform. Instagram is an incredibly useful platform for independent artists. That said, I know the photography-heavy content intimidates many artists. Just … Read more

[MUSIC 101] Using Lyric Videos As Promotion Between Releases

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Videos have long been a Staple of Music Marketing     Thanks to the rise of the lyric video, they’re now easier to create than ever. Here Emily O’Connell explains how lyric videos can be utilized to promote music between releases. Every single band that has ever stepped foot in a studio has tried to make a music video for … Read more

[MUSIC 101] Does your Favorite Licensed Radio Station have a Statutory License?

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-Hey Y’all! It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another relevant topic to you! There are a lot of you out there that want to be on the radio, just any radio station. I’ve found that many of you don’t even know about the business in this aspect. For those who don’t know or for the pretenders, … Read more

[MUSIC 101] Contact Music Executives Via Social Media The Proper Way

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What is The Proper Way To Contact Music Executives Via Social Media?   The music game and social media are changing our lives on a daily basis. It seems as if our lives and the way we do things has been completely transformed- digitally, that is. Whether it’s writing a complaint, general information or even contacting your biggest idol, social media has … Read more

[MUSIC 101] DO I NEED A MUSIC MENTOR?

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Finding Music Mentors   Music mentors can assist with a wide variety of things including songwriting, performance, marketing, recording, and business matters. The world of music can be a very frustrating place on your own, especially if you’re a beginner. People tend to gain more knowledge and experience in any field with the help of another person. No matter where you … Read more

Opinion: Honesty Is The Key To Musical Success

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DJ Rico Banks aka Rico Panacea is an American DJ, Producer, Author and Online Columnist. His published album reviews and editorial work have been featured on the now defunct websites WordofSouth.com & HipHopGalaxy.com.
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  Opinion: Honesty Is The Key To Musical Success Production, songwriting & commercial appeal all separate musicians. A shot clock is placed on an artists career from the moment they decide on their artist name. The path isn’t always clear, but I would like to think they always are equipped with passion. A passion to make their lives better & … Read more

Opinion: 4:44 – Jay-Z’s First True Independent Album

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Opinion: 4:44 – Jay-Z’s First True Independent Album By: DJ Rico Banks The Album 4:44 is one of Jay-Z’s best albums to date! The production is stellar, lyrics are superb & the concept is fresh. His timing couldn’t have been better. This is the minimalist Jay-Z at his best. We have seen Jay-Z live the life of a truly modest … Read more

[MUSIC 101] Is YouTube Monetization And Exclusivity Right For You?

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What it means to have a Single Entity working on behalf of your Music   Here we examine the issue of exclusivity in the world of music and rights management, and what it means to have a single entity working on behalf of your music, whether it’s sync-licensing, retail distribution, or monetization on platforms such as YouTube. YouTube acts in … Read more

[MUSIC 101] New Soundcloud Update Generates $ for Artists

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Learn about important changes from Soundcloud Soundcloud recently updated its business model to incorporate subscription tiers. It’s important to understand that the platform is beginning to behave like a streaming store, such as Spotify or Deezer, at least operationally. ONErpm can deliver and monetizes audio streams on Soundcloud for you. Our job begins when an artist selects Soundcloud as a … Read more

[MUSIC 101] Read Why Major Labels Oppose Artists’ Rights

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Major Labels Oppose “Moral Rights” That Guarantee Artists Recording Credits (A Right They Have In Most Other Countries) Ever since the 1928 Berne Convention, almost every developed country on earth guarantees that when an artist records a song, is in a photo or video or writes a blog post, they are guaranteed recognition in the form of a credit. It’s … Read more

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