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How to get your lyrics on Instagram Stories: The REAL info (that's actually helpful)

How to get your lyrics on Instagram Stories: The REAL info (that’s actually helpful)

You can now create quick Instagram Stories that feature your lyrics. The words to the songs are auto-populated, so you don’t have to type out the lyrics. Pretty sweet, huh? Here’s an example of a lyric story I created for my music this morning: Yes, this is a cool tool to have in your Instagram …

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How to make an effective iHeartRadio audio ad for your music

How to make an effective iHeartRadio audio ad for your music

Show.co’s simple Ad Builder tool helps you reach new audiences on major streaming platforms like iHeartRadio and Spotify, as well as premiere music websites like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MTV, etc. Because you can target listeners based on geography, genre, and radio station, iHeartRadio is a great place to run audio ads that will drive: regional …

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Want to perform this summer in Austin, Texas?

Want to perform this summer in Austin, Texas?

More performance opportunities than ever before at the 2019 DIY Musician Conference! There are so many ways to share you music with fellow musicians and industry professionals at the DIY Musician Conference: showcases open mics song-pitch sessions one-on-one mentorship the “jam room” and more Learn More Explore new ways to MAKE, MARKET, and MONETIZE your …

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How and when music matters to Generation Z

How and when music matters to Generation Z

Spotify created an infographic showing cultural and music-consumption trends among an “empowered, multinational, cross-cultural, socially aware, and informed group of 15- to 24-year-olds who speak their minds.” Most surprising to me? That Generation Z loves itself some sad music, which they compile in “bag playlists” (collections of songs for the melancholy times). I’m not sure …

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Apple isn't REALLY closing iTunes, and the download isn't dead

Apple isn’t REALLY closing iTunes, and the download isn’t dead

After 18 years, Apple announced at their recent WWDC event that they’ll be shutting down iTunes.  PANIC! No, just kidding. As a musician, your primary concern is probably: “Will my customers still be able to access the music they downloaded through iTunes?” Yes. They will. Downloaded files are still accessible via Apple Music. iTunes as …

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How Pandora Royalties Really Work: A Complete Guide [infographic]

How Pandora Royalties Really Work: A Complete Guide [infographic]

What kind of royalties are being generated when someone hears your music on Pandora, and how do you collect them? Since Pandora has both a non-interactive radio component AND an interactive streaming offering, a single play on Pandora can generate many different kinds of royalties, and the path to collecting those royalties differs depending on …

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