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The Argument for Buying Sponsored Posts

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This article originally appeared on Haulix.

 

In the age of social media, access comes with a cost. You can fight and complain, but sometimes, the price is worth the outcome. 

Anyone promoting music for two years or more will tell you that meaningful reach is increasingly hard to achieve. Regardless of how many followers you have or how many people like your pages and posts, getting updates to your fans is a challenge music professionals struggle with every day. Mailing lists can help cut through the noise, but the likelihood of convincing the vast majority of your audience to sign up for such messaging is low. 

What TikTok Users Want to Hear

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This article originally appeared on Haulix.

 

TikTok is making superstars, but what kind of musicians are most likely to get ahead on the fastest-growing social media platform?

A Complete List of Holiday Songs You Can Cover for Free

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This article originally appeared on Haulix.

 

If the calendar wasn’t enough a reminder, then the falling temperatures have surely alerted you that the holiday season is officially upon us. Some of you have probably witnessed advertisements featuring Santa Claus already, and if you haven’t, I can guarantee that you will soon enough.

Every year, we see artists of all sizes from every genre imaginable try to leverage love of the holidays with cover songs intended to boost interest in an otherwise slow time for the industry. Some of those efforts works better than others, but we encourage them all the same.

Stop Believing Music Piracy Will Save (Or Help) Your Career

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This article originally appeared on Haulix.

 

Did you write “Pour Some Sugar On Me” or perhaps a similarly iconic rock hit that has dominated radio rotation for several decades? If the answer is no, then you should probably think twice before following the career advice of those who did.

Just How Prevalent Is Music Piracy in the Age of Streaming?

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A version of this article originally appeared on Haulix.

 

Haulix is in the business of fighting piracy. The company was founded to reduce promotional costs for labels and artists while also ensuring unreleased music does not leak online. This was long before streaming came into existence (2008), but with each passing year since streaming came of age with services like Spotify and Apple Music, people continue to ask if piracy is really still an issue.