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How to Produce Music Videos for Cheap

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When you think of creating a brand new music video, you probably feel a flash of panic, and see dollar signs floating by. A high end, professional quality can cost a lot of money — thousands of dollars at least. And while I believe that quality and experience is worth paying for, if you’re a brand new band just getting your footing, you might want to hold off, and invest that money elsewhere.

How to Make a Living in the Music Industry

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I bet you read that title and thought, “Sign me up!” After all, who doesn’t want to make money doing what they love? And in the music industry especially, making money can seem like such an afterthought in most of our ambitions and professions that it seems a bit like a unicorn.

But, I’ve long been a firm believer that there is plenty of money to be made in the music industry — if only you know where to look, and if only you remain a little flexible about it.

Do I Still Need to Get Signed to be Successful in Music?

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Spoiler alert: the answer is no.

And you know what? It’s pretty empowering.

5 Free or Cheap Ways Musicians Can Make Their Instagram Killer

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Instagram is a beautiful, connection driven tool — and it’s driving all of us mad. Yes, we love it for the opportunity to follow the journeys of those we love and admire or the opportunity to share our own stories and connect in a totally new way.

But then there’s the other side of it. The part where you’re staring at your phone slaving over a caption for an hour, writing and re-writing until it finally feels perfect. Or where you’re about to dive into a really tasty pizza but you have to whip out your phone first because you just know this would make great IG content (guilty). And of course, who could forget the feeling of working super hard on all of those things only to get 20 likes and a spam-bot comment?

It can feel discouraging and like IG is just too much work. But that’s taking all the joy out of it! So while, yes, IG is just as much a business tool as one of pleasure, I want to focus on a few tools and tips you can use to get back to enjoying it while making it awesome — and making your life a lot easier.

The Politics of Music, Part 2: Being Environmentally Friendly

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Recently, we brought you the first in a two part series about combining two of the most incredible gifts you have to offer the world: your music, and your voice.

In the first article, we talked about artist advocacy — how to get involved with different organizations and start making a difference on both the local and national level.

Today, we want to talk about something that most of us are aware of, and yet, truthfully, aren’t doing enough to stop: climate change.