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

Party Time! 4 Tips For Throwing an Album Release Party

(photo c/o Kevin Dooley via Flickr)

Writing, producing, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing an album takes a lot of work. Hard work.

Once you’ve picked yourself up off the studio floor, wiped away the blood and tears, and walked out into […]

By | April 3rd, 2013|Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

When Is The Best Time of Year To Release An Album?

When Is The Best Time of Year To Release An Album?

Photo by Steve Snodgrass

Earlier […]

By | February 21st, 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3 Simple Music Industry Tips To Avoid Looking Outdated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

Great Tips for Artists Promoting Music on Instagram

Yet another awesome post coming out of the CD Baby camp. This time the focus is on promoting your music using the popular photo app, Instagram.

One of the fastest growing social media sites, Instagram had over 100 million registered users […]

By | December 17th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|4 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: CKDM Music Director Bruce Leperre on Getting Your Music to Radio

It doesn’t matter who you are and what sort of music you play, for people to know who you are someone has to give you a chance to be heard.

Bruce Leperre

MM: What’s the story behind […]

By | December 11th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Hot Wax: When Does It Make Sense For a Band To Press Vinyl Records?

We often hear artists talk about pressing their latest projects to vinyl. It’s no myth that pressing vinyl records is expensive, especially when compared to the (essentially) free digital distribution possibilities that the internet provides.

We decided to break down vinyl […]

By | December 10th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|14 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