The music industry is ever changing for emerging songwriters and artists who are trying to navigate their next steps, any help you can get is greatly appreciated. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great individuals in this business who are successful in different ends of it. Fortunately for us, they also have blogs and platforms where they share their insight and experiences which benefit us. I want to plug you into their platform so you can benefit from what they have to say to give you a better grid for your decision-making process.
This is one of the premier web radio stations out of California. Internationally recognized, their programs cover the gambit of music styles and their listeners regularly engage in the bands that are featured. Getting on to this station can be a great way to start (or continue) your band marketing to other college outlets. Their social media (Facebook in particular) provides regular links to articles of significance for musicians and songwriters. Check them out here.
Shelly is the self-proclaimed “Serial Songwriter.” Her songwriting credits include hits for Christina Aguilara, Meredith Brooks and Natalie Cole, though she’s also written for a great many more well-known names in music. Her blog has incredible insight into what it takes to be in the professional songwriting business, where you write for other people in hopes they will take your song to the studio. It’s a lot more complicated than it seems, and the ever-changing state of the music industry hasn’t been kind to this avenue of its content creators. However, Shelly remains hopeful and continues crafting her brilliance. Follow her on Facebook for insights.
There are some excellent music and band promotion companies representing truly remarkable talent. Many of them send me music on a weekly basis from artists all over the country in a variety of styles and genres. Right Arm Resource, run by Jesse Barnett, is one of the best. Aside from the great work they do as a promotion company, Jesse also writes a regular newsletter that gives insights into what’s trending in indie music and what’s working well for artists in their marketing avenues. Check out their site for more info.