29 06, 2020

Beat the Songwriting Blues: 5 ways to cure writer’s block and become a better songwriter

By |2020-07-01T09:46:27-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , |

There is nothing more frustrating as a songwriter than sitting down to pen your next single only to come up empty at the end of the day because inspiration never came. During the age of the independent musician, it is more important than ever to make the best use of our increasingly smaller amount of songwriting time as we wear many hats. To help beat those songwriting blues, here are five ways to overcome [...]

26 06, 2020

Covers: Copyright or Copy-wrong?

By |2020-06-28T07:08:22-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , |

Disclaimer: This is an overview of licensing and copyrighting, for reference – not legal advice. Copyright Copyright law is a minefield and failure to play by the rules can land you in hot water. There are many myths and misconceptions about what is and isn’t allowed and the law differs considerably between the UK and US. For example, the US operates “Fair Use”, while the UK abides by “Fair Dealing”. This means that while [...]

8 06, 2020

Five Top Tips To Become A DIY PR Pro

By |2020-06-28T07:09:05-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , |

by Laura Jenkins @LauraYourForte “Marketing is telling everyone you’re great in bed; Public Relations (PR) is getting someone else to say it.” PR is a powerful tool for anyone hoping to build their audience organically through a presence in the media (i.e. print & online publications, blogs, TV, and radio). It is often deemed more valuable than marketing seeing as anyone can buy an ad for self-promotion but convincing a journalist with a great [...]

29 10, 2019

Can You Be Creative As A Songwriter If You Are Sober? by @ROCassataMusic

By |2020-07-01T09:43:50-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: DIY, Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When people find out that I’m a singer-songwriter who is sober, they usually have one main question for me. “How has being sober affected your songwriting? Can you still write?” Photo by David Yerby One of the major concerns I had about committing to a sober life was my songwriting. I wondered how it would affect my writing. Would I still be as creative? Would I have enough juicy stories to tell? [...]

15 07, 2019

How to Get More Free Views on Facebook

By |2020-06-28T07:20:35-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Official, Tips|Tags: , , , |

I will try to help you get more free views on Facebook for 2019/2020 in this short article. You are not alone in your struggle to be heard or at least feel noticed. Getting to that is a process of understanding your following. Knowing what works and what doesn’t will certainly help a lot! Thankfully there are tools to help you find out, Facebook (Insights) and Twitter (Analytics).   I am going to help [...]