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Music Business School 101: Should You Go

Image via Shutterstock Young people receive mixed signals all the time when it comes to the question of whether or not they should attend college before entering the music industry. There are countless examples of people who have jumped into the business headfirst without not only a degree but also any real-world experience, and they’ve been …

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Why Visual Identity is Important (And How to Create Yours) – News – Spotify for Artists

Why Visual Identity is Important (And How to Create Yours) – News – Spotify for Artists

Interscope Records’ Marissa Ramirez explains how artists can hone their artistic direction. Any artist who thinks they can build a career just on the merit of their sound would be wise to take a glance back at history. From Elvis’s hypnotic hips to the Rolling Stones’ impudent tongue logo to Madonna’s outré Jean-Paul Gaultier cone …

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Why you never get an email response

Why you never get an email response

This is an excerpt from Ari Herstand’s book How to Make It in the New Music Business (second edition). We’ve all been there. You’re attempting to manage your business, but one extremely necessary party isn’t responding to your emails. I know this can be awfully frustrating when you’re contacting clubs for potential shows, music supervisors …

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The Power of Making a Record by Cari Cole

The Power of Making a Record by Cari Cole

There’s been a question in the air for a while now about whether the record is really dying out – if you need one at all anymore?  But regardless of whether that thinking is coming from declining record sales or from artists releasing more singles into the marketplace, the fact is you still need one. …

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The Best Advice Tierra Whack Ever Got – News – Spotify for Artists

The Best Advice Tierra Whack Ever Got – News – Spotify for Artists

Nov 13, 2019 The boundary-pushing artist has a singular, idiosyncratic vision, but by her own admission, it really does take a village. In May last year Tierra Whack released her debut LP and casually changed the game. We were at least somewhat primed for it—2017’s “Mumbo Jumbo” was a cut of elastic R&B soundtracking a …

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"Artists from Panama have talent," says Latin Grammy nominee Sech.

First-Time Latin Grammy Nominee, Absolute Teddy Bear – Rolling Stone

In his own quiet way, Panamanian singer-songwriter Sech is taking the Latin pop world by storm. The 25-year-old began his soft takeover in April, with his now Latin Grammy-nominated debut, Sueños, or Dreams. By deftly fusing reggaeton and R&B — or as he puts it, lending the urban genre “un flow sensual” — Sech has …

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Stereo Honey ink worldwide deal with Warner Music UK’s W Songs

Up-and-coming London-based band Stereo Honey have signed a worldwide deal with W Songs, the in-house publishing arm of the Warner Music UK Sync team. W Songs has traditionally offered short term deals, typically ranging from three to six months, with a heavy focus on securing sync placements. Stereo Honey are the first act to sign …

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