Why You Need To Invest In Your Music Career

Invest in your music careerToday we’re going to look at the need to invest in your music career. Want to make money from your music, but don’t want to invest in making that happen? I’m sorry to break it to you my friend, but it simply doesn’t work like that.

Let’s make one thing clear: If you want to take your music career past the ‘making music in your bedroom’ stage (And start making money), you will need to invest in it. It really is as simple as that. While finding that money to invest isn’t easy for everyone, it will have to happen sooner or later.

Here are some of the costs you may, and probably will, incur:
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Win! A $181 Membership To Our Online Music Business Academy

Win A Music Business Academy PlaceHi guys, just a quick post today. I’ve got a very special prize for you, I’m giving three lucky readers the chance to win a year’s free access to the IMA Music Business Academy!! This is a prize worth $181, and is worth every penny you won’t pay for it!! 😀

The academy will give you lots of great advice you won’t find anywhere else, and is tailored to the independent musician. This means all the advice you receive will be practical and achievable, and get your music career moving faster then ever before!

Like the sound of winning this fabulous prize? Then all your have to do is…
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How To Get Signed – The Best Way To Get A Record Deal

How To Get A Record DealIf you’ve ever wondered how to get signed or how to get a record deal, then this is the guide for you. There is a lot of very valuable information in this article, so if you find it useful, please share it on your favourite social networking website (E.G Facebook, Twitter , Google + etc) or your own site.

The reason this guide came about is because the old method of getting signed to a record label has died out. It used to be enough to simply have a talent and bump into the right person, but not any more. No more will sending your demo to a record label give you the chance of being signed, you now have to do a lot more to get on the radar of a record label a&r.

Despite the old methods not working anymore, when you do a search for how to get signed to a record label, you still see articles giving outdated advice. This article aims to change that.
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Get Career Changing Advice At The IMA Music Business Academy!

The IMA Music Business Academy Online Music Business CourseHi guys, just to let you know The IMA Music Business Academy has now opened it’s doors and is taking on new members. In the last post, I asked if it’s possible to fast track your music career. My conclusion that yes it was, you simply need to have the right knowledge and guidance available to you. Many musicians waste years doing things through trial and error, and often give up during the process.

The IMA Academy is a course that aims to tackle that, giving musicians the music business knowledge they need to succeed in a fraction of the time. If you have talent but aren’t sure how to get people to pay attention to your music, this could be the course for you!
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Can You Fast Track Your Music Career?

Fast Track Music Business CareerAs many of us know, progressing your music career can be a long journey. It’s not uncommon for musicians to be working at things for years before they start to gain any real recognition, and even then they may not be where they want to be. Unfortunately however, many people give up on their music long before that. The lack of results and the feeling of an uphill struggle can take it’s toll, and often the best option appears to be giving up completely.

But why does it take so long to get your music to the stage where you’re seeing real results? Can you fast track music at all, or do you simply have to go through the grind before you get reap the rewards? This is what we look at today.
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Release And Sell Your Music, Just Don’t Forget To Promote It

Make Sure Your Music Release Doesn't Lack PromotionWhen it comes to releasing music, there’s something I’ve noticed: While musicians generally put a lot of effort into putting out a CD or digital release, many put nowhere near as much effort into promoting this release. This is a shame, as promoting your music is one of the most important parts of releasing your music. Whether you’re releasing your music online or as a CD, if you don’t promote it, people won’t know it exists.

So what does promoting your music count as, sending out a few tweets? Sharing a link to your download on Facebook? Well, no. If you want a good amount of people to know about your release, you need to do a lot more promotion then that…
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Top Music Production Tips

Music Production Tips And TricksToday we thought we’d give you a few music production tips that can really help take your music production skills and technique to the next level. As a producer it can be too easy to fall into a rut, and not really reach the next level in terms on the types of beats you make. This is exactly what you want to avoid, as without always analysing what you’re doing and trying new things, you will never progress as a producer.

In this article, we look at a few things beginner and intermediate producers can do to get thinking about how they make beats. If you follow these tips, you will not only end up being more open in your production style, but also more structured and able to tell what makes a good instrumental. Enjoy.
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Best Cheap Music Production Software

Buy the best cheap music production softwareIn a continuation of our topics on how to produce music, today we thought we’d look at what the best cheap music production software is. In those articles, we briefly touched on our favourite tool for producing music, DUBturbo. Today however, we will elaborate on why this is the best cheap production software you can get if you’re on a budget, and look at some of the pitfalls you need to avoid when buying cheap software online.

Remember, regardless of whether or not you’re on a budget, it’s still important to get a good quality music production tool. There’s no point saving money if the beats you produce end up being of a poor quality. Thankfully this isn’t the case with DUBturbo, but it’s something worth baring in mind when look at other software.
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Treating Music As A Business

Music as a businessIf you want to succeed in today’s music industry, you need to treat your music as a business. There’s no two ways about it; If you aren’t willing to put in the work to promote and market your music, you may as well give up now. In order to be successful, you need to do what works. And what works right now is getting off your butt and putting the work in to the right places.

In this article we will be looking at the business of music, and why you need to learn this side of things if you want to do well in your music career. Whether you do independent music or you’re signed to a record label, you need to learn what it is that makes people successful, other then their vocals.

Knowledge is power, so read on and see how much of this you can apply to your independent music career today.
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How To Make A Music Video For Youtube

How To Make A Music Video For Youtube With Pictures And MusicToday we’re going to look at how to make a music video for Youtube. I will be looking at some of the options available to you, as well as introducing you to my favourite tool for the job: Animoto.

There are two main ways to make good quality Youtube music videos: By recording footage with a video camera and editing it on your computer, or by using Animoto to make a video based on pictures and / or video clips you own. With both of these methods you can make a good Youtube quality video in a relatively short amount of time. Great if you want to make a low budget music video.

Below I will look more at both of these options, so you can decide which method is best for you.
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