Laurent Bizot: “We’re funded by a community of people who pay in advance for the year’s music harvest.”

Laurent Bizot, director of No Format Johannesburg, April 2020“I’ve been based in Johannesburg for two years now, and from here I manage the No Format label which was created in Paris in 2004. In this framework, I produce records of course, but also tours, films and documentaries. Our musical spectrum covers the different regions of …

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– 4 Tips For Using Instagram Stories To Promote Your Music ( music 3.0)

Instagram is becoming the go-to social platform for music these days and the service keeps on getting hotter. One of its main features is Stories, and its sometimes both misunderstood and underutilized when it comes to promoting your brand and music. Stories can be powerful in this regard, however, when used with a little thought. …

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– What Are All These Different YouTubes, And Am I Earning Money From Them? Hypebot

YouTube has developed into quite the massive lumbering internet video tech property over the years, with its fingers in a number of pies. Regardless, it remains an important tool for artists, so here we delve into exactly what each YouTube brand/property is. _____________________________________ By Chris Robley of CDBaby from the DIY Musician blog A breakdown of the …

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– SoundCloud is relaunching a popular feature – comments from its mobile apps –

  SoundCloud is relaunching a popular feature – comments from its mobile apps – alongside a new user experience in iOS and Android.  It’s a feature that every music service should have, and is missing from Spotify and Apple Music. Commenting is a core social feature on SoundCloud, with millions of comments already shared each …

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– Musicians only got 12% of the $43 billion the music industry generated in 2017, and it mostly came from touring –

Recording artists received just 12% of the $43 billion that the music industry generated in 2017, according to a Citigroup report. Consumer spending on music generated an all-time high of more than $20 billion last year, but music businesses, including labels and publishers, took almost $10 billion, while artists received just $5.1 billion, the “bulk” …

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– 5 FREE Ways To Promote Music Long Before It’s Released – Hypebot

In this piece Patrick McGuire details the importance of a solid pre-release program, and how it’s necessary for building hype and excitement, growing your audience, and ensuring your release makes the biggest splash possible. _____________________________________ Promoting your new music shouldn’t start on the release date. Waiting until your music is released to start promoting is way too …

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– How A DIY Artist Lance Allen Is Earning Consistent Revenue From Streaming –

Instrumental guitarist Lance Allen has been consistently able to make his mortgage payments every month with the money he’s earning off Spotify streaming revenue. Here Chris Robley of CD Baby looks at what this DIY artist is doing right, and the five ways in which he’s been able to drive streams. ______________________ By Chris Robley …

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– Revolutionizing music with the blockchain –

Voici Musicoin, le premier service de streaming musical basé sur la blockchain ))) Parce que Musicoin n’effectue aucune retenue sur les gains, les artistes non-signés et indépendants profitent de 100% de leurs royalties générés par le streaming. Les groupes peuvent personnaliser de simples smart contracts (contrats intelligents) afin de rémunérer chaque musicien en crypto monnaie …

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– How To Get A Solo Music Career Off The Ground –

This article by Kenneth Estrada y Santiago originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper Over the last 15 years, I’ve been part of seven different musical projects. I’ve played in all kinds of bands: a shoegaze trio, an experimental metal duo, an electronic pop group, an indie rock band, an ambient octet, a punk rock quartet, and …

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