3 Scams That Target Musicians (Video)

Benn Jordan from Benn and Gear goes through three common scams targeted at beginning musicians. Pay-to-play, the lazy publisher and pitch for pay are covered in this video. Make sure you’re all clued up on…

Musicians’ Union calls for extension to UK Government support schemes for musicians

With COVID-19 cancelling live events and negatively impacting musicians incomes, Musicians’ Union’s General Secretary Horace Trubridge calls for more financial support and a review into streaming models. UK Parliament’s Culture, Media And Sport Select Committee held…

Discover music from every country with MusicMap

MusicMap presents an interactive map, full of artists from around the world, with an easy way to listen to their music and learn more about them. Simply click a continent, then country, or search and…

Instagram introduce effects that move to the music

Instagram’s new AR Music tool allows designers to get creative and musicians to promote their music in new ways. Instagram are adding tools within their Spark AR app to help designers create filters in Instagram…

5 tips to engage with fans on SoundCloud and beyond

Engaging with your fans is crucial to building a following and right now it can be more important than ever. It’s hard to connect with your fans when both you and them are stuck at…

Spotify’s new ‘Directory’ is here to help artists with COVID issues and much more

Spotify have launched a brand new hub to bring together all of the helpful links for artists they can with a focus on the current uncertainty in many’s lives. Over the last two months (has it really only been that long?)…

Apple Music is now streaming audiobooks

Apple Music are keeping podcasts separate from their music streaming service but audiobooks could be a game-changer. Apple Music have added 13 audiobooks free to stream for Apple Music subscribers in the US. The limited…

Top 3 music marketing companies

Music marketing companies need to provide artists and labels with unique features, beautiful user interfaces and in-depth stats at a low cost. One site does that better than all the rest. 1. Push.fm Push.fm gives…

How to get a record deal

Where getting a record deal was the only way to make it big twenty plus years ago, the industry is changing. People are making big bucks from their bedroom with consumer grade equipment, YouTube ‘how-tos’…

Glossary of music terms and what they mean

Music theory can be confusing at times. Here are a handful of music terms you’ll need to be aware of when collaborating with fellow musicians. For a breakdown of common music industry terms, click here….