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3 Important Takeaways From Nielsen’s 2017 End-Of-Year Music Report

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With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look at how the music industry did last year and learn from what worked and what failed. Nielsen’s year-end music report states which titles performed the best, which styles led the way, and uses pure data to highlight that while the music industry is growing again, there are certain sectors that look like they might not be around much longer.

Why Moving to LA Isn't Guaranteed to Make Your Dreams Come True

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There’s this myth in the music industry that packing up and moving to Los Angeles to chase your dreams is bound to result in massive success. The only problem? It’s not necessarily true.

Sure, there are plenty of artists who make the move to California each year and find themselves in the right circles, talking to the right people, and making the right moves — but that isn’t because LA is some magical place that does all the work for you. It’s because they had a plan in place, they did the work, and they made the right moves. LA on its own isn’t a miracle worker, but it can work for you if you put in your share of the effort.

3 Easy Steps to Determine Your Next Steps (With Examples)

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"Now what?" That question is asked by every musician at least once every other day it seems. You’ve finished recording a new song  now what? You planned out your next three months of newsletters – now what? You finally hit your first 10,000 followers on Instagram  now what?

Reaching a goal is great, but what’s next? It’s important to always be thinking of your next steps while you work at completing the goal in front of you. It can feel daunting. (As if you don’t already have enough on your plate, amirite?)

Luckily, I’ve broken down this process into three easy-to-follow steps when it comes determining what to do next. They may seem obvious or basic, but when you’re knee-deep in deadlines and completely stressed out with a lack of confidence, you’d be surprised how powerful “procrastination paralysis” can be.

5 Ways to Combat Post-Tour Depression

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For anyone who’s ever been on the road for more than a few days, it is known fact that Post-Tour Depression (PTD) is real. Coming back from being on the road can feel like never-ending jet lag for some, while others can experience a serious case of mood changes, increased anxiety, stomach issues, and even severe withdrawal from the outside world.

5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2018

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The end-of-year slowdown. If you’ve been in the music industry for a while, you recognize late October through the end of the year as a slow time for all things industry-related. Albums aren’t getting released, tours are winding down, publicists have less to promote, journalists have less to write about, promoters aren’t running as many shows — the whole industry feels it.

In truth, it’s a convenient time, since it allows us to focus on our loved ones during the holidays and gives us a well-needed break from the chaos that ensues the rest of the year. It’s also a great time to plan your next steps and start off the following year stronger than ever. So how do you do that? Start with these five ways.