New Artist Digital Set Up – Part 2 – The Social Networks

Stop for one second and think about what Social Network actually means. Social: Pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations Network: An association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information, or the like. My point? Having a Facebook page, Twitter Profile and YouTube account does not a social network make. You have to use it.…

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New Artist Digital Setup – Part 1

Over the next few weeks I'll be looking at how to get set up online, avoiding the pitfalls and making the most of your time in cyberspace. This will be familiar to many of you but no harm in starting at the very beginning. It is easy to get caught up in the addiction of social networks but we must remain focused on what a…

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How To Get Paid Part 4 – Merch, Sync, Karma and the rest…

Over the last three weeks I have given an overview of some of the main areas to consider if you want to make some hard earned dosh from your beloved songs. If you're reading this for the first time check out my page on this site to read more. By now I am sure you are aware that to make any money out of the…

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How To Get Paid Part 3 – Live

Photos from Tom's 60th Birthday gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire by Roger Goodgroves This is such a fundamentally f**king obvious part of an artist's career that I am in complete incomprehension as to how or even why I hear so much grumbling from promoters about artists and vice versa. It is really simple, you put bums on seats, you get booked again. It is…

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How To Get Paid Part 2 – Selling Your Music

When I first started making music this was relatively straightforward - make a record, put it on a physical format and make it available to your fans. In the age of the Internet the playing field has changed everything. Not only do we now have digital product but also anybody can enter the market and sell their music with just a few clicks of a…

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How To Get Paid Part 1 – Royalty Collecting Societies

This is the first of four posts I'll be doing about this over the next few weeks. Collectively the posts will look at how to make money from your music. The subject for today, and my thanks to Charlie Phillips, Head of Legal and Commercial Affairs at AIM with this, is… Royalty Collecting Societies So what is a royalty collecting society? Broadly, they are the…

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Fresh Faves: 2nd April 2012

Good morning and welcome to this week's batch of 9 Fresh Faves - handpicked by Team Freshnet from our inbox last week, then rated by readers on our Listening Post. Big thanks to everyone who took the time to come and pick their favourites over the weekend. Click on Read more... to see the full list of nine in alphabetical order: DEAD SURF COUNTRY – ON…

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Musical World Domination on a Spreadsheet

Real subject title: Planning (That's just not as sexy really is it?) Scenario: You have just finished a track, it sounds amazing and what you really want to do is play it to as many people as possible. This is something I am all too aware of but I would urge you to stop for a second and think of the bigger picture. If the…

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How to get signed

There are so many ways I want to start this that I am struggling of where to begin other than shouting five things at the same time whilst administering the type of slap that Obelix or Asterix might give a Roman. All labels vary but in my humble opinion... (it would be great to hear what others think on this too) First up, why do…

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