by Robert Nicholson, Sonicbids
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You just finished your album, and now it's time to head out onto the road - but you're broke! All of your cash was sunk into mastering your tracks, and you've got nothing left. Instead of heading back to the 9-5 to waste your time saving up for the road, try something different: crowd fund your tour. An old practice reimagined for the new world, crowd funding is the newest way to fund your project via the internet. There are plenty of options out there, so to help you narrow down which platform is right for you, here are the five best sites to crowdfund your next tour.
So your thinking about releasing an album and trying to figure out exactly where to start? These are 10 things you may want to do before you release your album. The methods can be applied to your mixtape, demo, E.P., single etc. Feel free to check out the article below as well as drop some comments in the post below. Following are, in no particular order, 10 important things you should do before you release your album:
If you’re a musician or composer, you probably have a basic sense of the ways you can make money. Some revenue streams are simple to understand, like playing shows, or selling CDs or t-shirts. But there are many, many more ways that musicians can earn money from their compositions, performances, sound recordings, brand, or knowledge of the craft. We list 40 of them below.
DS (BROADCAST DATA SYSTEMS): Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems is the world’s leading provider of airplay tracking for the entertainment industry. It’s free to submit your music to BDS for tracking. You do not need a bar code to register with BDS. Radio formats monitored include Adult Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Album Rock, Classic Rock, Contemporary Christian, Country, Light AC, Modern Rock, Oldies, R&B (including Rap and Hip Hop), Spanish (including Latin Contemporary, Regional Mexican and Tropical Salsa), and Top 40. Additionally, Nielsen BDS monitors 7 U.S. Music Video Channels and 9 Canadian Video Channels. Nielsen BDS information is utilized exclusively by Billboard, Airplay Monitor and Canadian Music Network magazines in determining their radio airplay music charts
Whether you are a manager, artist, producer, agent or label executive, receiving the proper compensation for the effort and
resources invested in your product is of utmost priority. This is what separates the hobbyist from the professional.
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