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How to Fund Your Tour in 2019

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You've got big dreams of going on the road – so what's holding you back? The answer, of course, is money.

Unless you're especially established, money is always an issue, and tours can be expensive. You'll probably need a van or bus, money for meals and gas, not to mention hotels. So how do you even get the ball rolling? Fortunately, we're here to help! Here are three ways you can fund your next tour.

5 Things You’re Not Doing Right With Music Hashtags On Instagram

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By now, social media has become important and widespread enough that everyone understands what hashtags are what that they do, but there are still plenty of people who don’t fully grasp what they should and should not be doing when it comes to the Instagram add-ons.

Here’s a quick look at five things you might not be doing quite right with hashtags on Instagram, how you can be better, and why any of this matters at all.

5 Insanely Smart Products That Every Musician Needs in 2019

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Sometimes being a musician can feel like an arms race – there's always new gear, new software, and new instruments coming out. While sometimes the changes are incremental (you might be able to get away for a couple of years without upgrading certain things, for instance), sometimes you can miss a lot.

It's good to remember that although great gear is important – depending what you do, maybe quite important – it can't substitute for great musicianship. If you can't play guitar, a $5,000 instrument isn't going to suddenly make you sound better.

That being said, here's a quick list of five of the latest and greatest products we've seen emerging onto the scene for 2019!

Honing Your Craft, Recording

Jan 9, 2019 06:00 AM

Rob Mayzes

10 Compression Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Mixes

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

Over years of teaching others how to mix, I’ve noticed 10 compression mistakes come up time and time again. These common mistakes can ruin your mix if you don’t know how to avoid them.

In this guide, you’ll learn what these common compression mistakes are and how you can avoid them to get clear, professional-sounding mixes.

The Basics: How to Copyright Music in 2019

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I know some writers who clutch their notebooks to their chests when they meet a fellow artist or who refuse to even play their songs out for fear they'll be stolen. Perhaps they've heard horror stories or had bad experiences themselves.

For the most part, however, it isn't necessary to be quite this protective of your music – the vast majority of fellow artists you come across are honest with no interest in ripping you (or anyone else) off. At least, in my experience.

That being said, there's no reason not to protect yourself and your work properly in this day and age. Read on for how to copyright music in 2019.