Articles about music
The music industry hasn't adapted well to the Information Age. Digital sales show no sign of replacing stagnating and dropping CD sales, and music streaming services aren't remunerating artists they way they had hoped. Is file-sharing and piracy tearing the music industry limb for limb, or is there is still hope for a better future?
The Modern Musician E-book was recently released on the TuneCity.com blog. The e-book is a free download when you opt-in to receive email updates from TuneCity. Making money, marketing, and distribution are the main topics covered in this e-book, which works to address some of the biggest challenges independent musicians are encountering today.
Singer/songwriter and folk-rocker Jonathan Ferguson's solo debut Sweeter After Difficulties is an independent music release worth listening to. In today's single-oriented music industry, Ferguson's full-album experience is both welcome and refreshing. Engage in rich storytelling and songwriting once more.
The music industry has seen a lot of change in the last 15 - 20 years, and one of the major catalysts for this shift was the internet. While other industries were busy preparing for the coming age, the music industry tried desperately to hold onto the Compact Disc business model. Is there still hope for an industry that continually finds itself behind the eight ball?
If you don't already own your own website, you are quickly falling behind the times. Not only will you look less professional, opportunity costs abound with not having a central hub for your content and your fans. This article presents five reasons to start building your website today.
If you're a blogger, podcaster, video personality, musician or artist, then you're a content producer. The goal of the content producer is to create new things and share them with the world, but sometimes enthusiasm can fizzle out. Inspiration can run dry. This article explains how to take the content you've already created, multiply it, and generate more.
Social media is ubiquitous, and it's getting more popular by the day. Facebook has one billion users, which is one-seventh of the entire world. However, has social media eliminated the need for websites? This article considers this question and gives an in-depth analysis of the current online world.
This article explores how to promote your podcast and grow your listenership. Some unusual or obscure marketing tactics are also covered within this guide.
From June 10 to July 9, 2013 I conducted a 30 day challenge that involved taking 30 minutes for 30 consecutive days to study and learn the popular Content Management System, Joomla!. This challenge was a lot of fun, but also quite intense, with all the busyness in my...
This article explains how to utilize blogging, podcasting and video to create a fully fleshed out content marketing strategy. By learning how to use each medium effectively, you can create a presence on some the web's most visited destinations.
As a musician, you also have to run emcee duties. If you are adequately organized, you know what you want to say and what you want to promote from the stage. If not, you could end up missing valuable opportunities. Creating a live performance checklist can help you to make the most of every show.
For a very long time we have heard various experts and sources say that the main cause of illness today is stress. A variety of conditions and negative effects, from hypothyroidism, headaches, hair loss, acne, high blood pressure to fibromyalgia, cystic fibrosis, migraines, heartburn, insomnia, angina, and countless other...
In this article, I attempt to describe what it's like to live in the ever-sprawling Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
If you associate with enough successful people and big thinkers, you may observe that there's a certain book that often gets referenced: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz. It's a classic personal development book, and even though it's quite straightforward and covers almost exactly what you'd...
When I was younger, I grew up in the mecca of video games, Japan. The Super Famicom era was quite possibly one of the best times for video games, as consoles transitioned from 8bit to 16bit. In this article, I consider what my favorite titles for the system are.