Tag: digital distribution

Merchr (with founder Jay Huxtable)

Merchr (with founder Jay Huxtable)Merchr is a new platform for bands to sell clothing and CDs, with the added benefit of only paying for what you sell rather than having to place a bulk order. With a monthly subscription package, there are no other initial outlay costs or a minimum order, simply send your design to Merchr and they... Read More »

Business Structures

Business StructuresThe music industry is increasingly telling us all to treat our band like a business, so to take that suggestion seriously we need to understand government expectations and business structures. For a lot of musicians, being in a band is a hobby and the members all still have day jobs, so is it really fair... Read More »

Music Funding

Music FundingSo many ideas and motivation but so little money, it’s increasingly important to look at music funding options. A day in the life of a musician, tell me about it! But where there’s a will there’s a way, so here are some ideas to help you fund your next music projects.   Types of music funding... Read More »

Merch

MerchOne of the biggest and most reliable income streams for bands is selling merchandise. Not only that, it’s the perfect promotional tool because other people are donning your designs and doing the unbiased marketing on your behalf wherever they go. With the sales from the actual music experiencing a decline since the glory days, merch... Read More »

Vinyl

VinylWhile physical music sales are unquestionably plummeting, astoundingly vinyl is enjoying a resurgence. Older music fans as well as the younger generation are turning to vinyl as their physical preference, some for the sound quality and some for collector purposes. Record labels and large scale bands are taking advantage of the phase, but as DIY independent... Read More »

CD Pressing

CD PressingSome say it’s a dying format and there is no denying the damning statistics, but neverless bands are still undertaking CD pressing, so let’s learn about how to do it properly.   Why do band still press CDs? To hold a physical product in their hands To see the artwork, have a booklet, and lyrics/credits... Read More »

ISRC Codes

ISRC CodesEnsure your songs can be traced and identified by giving them ISRC codes. Getting ISRC for your recordings is free and easier than you may think. What is ISRC? ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code. It is the international identification system for recorded works. Each code is unique and is permanently encoded into a... Read More »

Reviews, Interviews, Radioplay

Reviews, Interviews, RadioplayNo matter how many high-level marketing strategies you try, finding and impressing potential fans can be done by easy music promotion. At the end of the day it comes down to two things – Recording awesome songs and honest credible promotion. Reviews, interviews and radioplay are three old-school music marketing pieces of gold that are... Read More »

Parlour Gigs – Book and Perform at House Shows

Parlour Gigs – Book and Perform at House ShowsGood music venues can sometimes be few and far between, shows can be hard to get, and payments can be slim after a lot of hard work, so if you want to try something different you can book and perform house shows with Parlour Gigs.   What is Parlour Gigs An Australian based website, connecting musicians... Read More »

Distrokid – Get songs on music streaming services

Getting your songs on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music & more has never been easier with Distrokid music streaming services. In today’s music world it is important to expand outside just CDs and Vinyl to reach more listeners, and Distrokid is a great option to do it cheaply and easily.   What is Distrokid An online... Read More »

YouTube – Promote your band with video

YouTube – Promote your band with videoWith 6 billion hours of video being streamed every month, YouTube for musicians is imperative to maximise effective promo. There are plenty of opportunities for bands to promote cleverly and think outside the box.   What is YouTube A massive video sharing website making it easy to stream all sorts of video online. It’s one of the most... Read More »

Big Cartel – Create a webstore for your band

Big Cartel – Create a webstore for your bandBeing able to sell your merchandise online is a huge opportunity for bands, and you can with Big Cartel. It means people from all over the world can buy your band’s shirts, even if you aren’t playing a gig near them. How cool is it having fans proudly wearing your band’s logo in all corner of... Read More »

NoiseTrade – Is an email more valuable than a sale?

NoiseTrade – Is an email more valuable than a sale?Here we have another option for your band’s digital distribution. What is more valuable for your band in the current music environment, a one-off sale or the retrieval of contact info so you can reach out to that fan again and again? This dilemma has been researched by NoiseTrade, who offer the ability to sell your... Read More »

Spotify – Streaming your music for the masses

Spotify – Streaming your music for the massesMusic streaming is officially the most popular form of music consumption. With over 100 million users on Spotify alone, it is easy to see that streaming is the music industry’s fastest growing revenue source. This has been helped by the increase in smart phones, better internet connections, ease of accessibility and affordable pricing.   What... Read More »