Today I thought I’d do something a little different. A lot of the guides we’ve written here over the last few months have turned out to be full resources allowing you to progress in certain areas of the music industry. What’s more, all of these guides have been free. While we aim to continue helping anyone doing independent music, we do realise there are other people out there that also help up and coming musicians. Some of these people have covered subjects we haven’t yet covered in full, so it’s definitely worth reading a few different sites to get as much advice as possible.
In order to offer you a fuller resource and help you further your music career, today we’ve listed four different music websites that we feel will help grow you as an all round musician / business person. If you know of any other good music advice websites, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
This has to be one of my favourite music advice websites, and one I’ve recommend to anyone who wants some extra reading after they’ve finished on Independent Music Advice. It’s run by Mike Venti, a musician who’s had a lot of experience within the industry. The blog posts are of a similar nature to Independent Music Advice, they’re all based around advising musicians on good business practices and ways to improve their music career as a whole.
I first found this website when I was looking through Music Think Tank (Another website which is mentioned in this list). I came up against the post “30 Tips For The Typical Musician” and have been a fan of Mike’s work ever since. If you only check one of these blogs, make sure you check this one.
Interesting Read: 30 Tips For The Typical Musician
Music Think Tank
Music Think Tank is one huge website with a whole heap of useful information for musicians. The website is built by a community which is actively involved in making the site what it is today. The community members are allowed to post intelligent discussion on the website, the best posts making it to the front page for all to see. All approved posts are available to see in the ‘open’ section of the site, so look around for a number of good articles on all things music related.
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If you already read music blogs, chances are you’ve seen Hypebot before. This is the most read music blog of its type, so it goes without saying there must be something there to keep readers coming back month after month. While there is advice on this website, Hypebot is more useful for checking out the latest music industry going ons. This is useful to check out any changes that may affect you, and more importantly to get a whiff of future trends you can gain “early bird success” from.
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Ariel Publicity was one of the first music blogs I found when Independent Music Advice was starting up. I was doing some research to see what other types of music blogs we’re out there, and I stumbled upon this site. Ariel Publicity is run by Ariel, the owner of two digital firms that “connects artists to blogs, podcasts, Internet radio stations and social media sites”. While the blog on here is a little more then specific advice for musicians, the “sound advice” section of her website provides a lot of good advice to independent musicians.
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These are just a few of the websites I check now and then. While I’m sure there are a lot of other good music sites around, in all honesty I haven’t been focusing on many other music sites then IMA. If you know of a site with good advice for independent musicians, feel free to leave it in the comments section for all to see.
Disclaimer: Please note that the websites listed on this page are in no way associated with Independent Music Advice. Therefore we are in no way responsible for any of the content you may find on the other side. We do however hope you find it useful.