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Here's the Best Time to Release Your Album in 2018

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Over the past few years, I’ve put together a month-by-month guide with the best time to release your album. It’s patently simple: which months would maximize your release and which would destroy it?

This year, I’m taking it a up a notch and giving you additional ideas of how you can maximize your release in a specific month or how to schedule based on your album’s specific subject matter or genre. There is one rule that stays the same: start planning your album release and reach out to media three months in advance. You should also release your album on Friday, which is the official release day of the week that was set by the industry in 2015.

How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Included

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6 Tricks to Help You Possibly Place Your New Album on a Billboard Chart

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Having your name appear on a Billboard chart is something that many artists aspire to, but despite efforts made by the media company to include new names and listings that only focus on those who haven’t yet broken into the mainstream, it remains incredibly difficult to make it to that point.

If becoming a Billboard-charting artist is something you aspire to (it’s not for everyone, and not everybody who makes music actually cares about that sort of thing), here are some tricks that might help you game the system a little bit... though let me make it clear that even if you follow my advice outlined below, you’re still going to need a lot of help and a lot of luck to make this work.

The Number-One Reason You’re Not Getting a 'Yes'

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A big part of being a musician is pitching your message and your music to countless tastemakers. Whether the goal is to book a show, land a sync deal, or secure an album review, a large part of your time is spent pushing your music on others and hoping to hear "yes."

4 Essential Things to Consider When Hiring a Music Promotion Company

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If you’re ready to hire a music promotion company to secure coverage for your upcoming single, EP, or album release, how do you find a publicist who will give you the best bang for your buck? How do you avoid getting ripped off or throwing money down the drain because the company wasn’t the right fit for your band?

Here are four aspects to help you hone in on the right music PR firm for you.