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advice for music artists

Below, I have collected some of the most useful artist tips with links to resources for making music, promoting music and selling music. The latest and most up to date articles are on the top. For the music web sites, I have added links to the Homeless Balloon artist pages so you can see how I manage there. I have also added a few lines to explain how you can get the most out of ther services and community there. (I have to admit that to take advantage of all the possibilites these music sites offer, I would need each day to last for 48 hours instead of 24 hours...)


helpful tips for music promotion

I am hosting a special blog for music artists who want to learn more about music promotion and music making. Check it out here!



the Musician's Report Survey

Just like with the Musician's Report in 2002, we now invite you to take a short survey about being an independent artist on the web. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time - thank you for participating!


music think tank

Great web site with lots of info about the music industry for independent artists like you and me. Subscribe to their newsletter and get helpful info and helpful articles directly into your mailbox: Read


David Byrne's survival strategies for emerging artists

David Byrne (Talking Heads) had an interesting talk with Thom Yorke (Radiohead) about how an independent artist should promote himself or herself. Here is the article in Wired: Read 


Trent Reznor's tips for new artists

We all know how angry Trent Reznor was at his record label a couple of years ago (2008) when he found out that the price on the Nine Inch Nails CD's were so stiff that many fans decided that they couldn't afford to buy the album. He then started to release his own music on the web, and he combined free (but registered) downloads with special CD and Vinyl packages that you could purchase. Trent is an experienced artist we should listen to! Read


Derek Sivers - his best tips for music artists

Derek Sivers is the founder (1997) of the great online music shop for independent artists CD Baby, a big success story. Derek is running his own business now, and among other activities, he gives independent artists his best advice. I strongly suggest that you take a look at some of his articles and also sign up to his newsletter. Read 


top ten mistakes

The top ten mistakes artists are making when they try to get a record deal (advice from Discmakers): Read


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