4 Takeaway Tips on Music Marketing from Music Ontario’s Workshop

The final panel of Music Ontario’s three-part workshop series was held last night, this one focusing on music marketing and branding.

Panelists for the discussion included:

Bobby Kimberley – Young Lions Music Club
Erin Kinghorn – eEK! Productions
Maureen Spillane – Maple […]

By | May 9th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

4 Reasons Why Your Band Still Needs a Website

(Photo: Marcie Casa via Flickr)

Band websites are like the life-long friend you’ve grown up with. You’re comfortable and familiar with them. Now and then a new and exciting friend comes along that steals your attention and makes your old friend […]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

3 Simple Music Industry Tips To Avoid Looking Outdated

 

The music industry (like anything else) is a business, and if you want to find success then you have to treat it as such. And like any other industry, music is subject to constantly changing trends. One of the worst […]

By | February 13th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

The Promo Bay: Pirate Bay Offshoot Helps Promote Artists

The highly controversial leader of the torrent world, The Pirate Bay (TPB), have launched a new website dedicated to helping promote musicians, filmmakers, and other content creators. Called The Promo Bay, the website is an offshoot of the torrent provider […]

By | December 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Electric Kiwi’s Ross Barber on Building a Great Artist Website

The website should definitely reflect the artist’s music and personality wherever possible – Ross Barber

 

MM: How did you get your start in design? What’s the story behind Electric Kiwi?

RB: I’ve been designing for years. I started pretty much […]

By | December 4th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Great Music Publicity Tips To Grow Your Career

The folks over at CD Baby have just put out yet another awesome DIY guide for musicians. The latest offers “10 Music Publicity Hacks You Can Use Right Now” (it’s FREE!).

The guide runs through some key elements of […]

By | November 20th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Investing in Music: Record Companies & the Cost of Breaking Bands (Crazy Stats!)

For companies that have seen better days, record labels still operate with a tremendous pool of resources.

Earlier this week, the IFPI released a report that highlights the impact that major and independent record companies continue to have […]

By | November 14th, 2012|General|0 Comments

What’s In A Name? Considering SEO When Choosing a Band Name

It’s always fascinating to see the little ways in which the internet continues to change the music industry. The large-scale shake-ups are obvious and well documented, but it’s often the small shifts in thinking that smack you with the blunt […]

By | September 14th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|2 Comments

Beck’s Genius “Album” Release

Beck - Mojito Mastering, Toronto, Canada

From time to time I’ll question why I’ve willingly entered a financially tanking industry…. Piracy has flipped the music world on […]

By | August 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Q&A with Brian Thompson of Thorny Bleeder

Be as creative with your online identity and brand as you are with the creation of your music itself.”

Brian Thompson 

MM: How did you get your start in the music industry? What motivated you […]

By | August 7th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments