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Is Pop Music Getting More Annoying? (And How to Avoid Pop Pitfalls in Your Songs)

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Your answer to this question may be a resounding, non-hesitating, “Yes!” And I’m with you. Pop music nowadays can be really repetitive, uninteresting, and just irritating.

But even though it feels like pop music is more annoying than it used to be, is that actually true? And can the rest of us learn something from pop music?

How to Push Through a Fear of Failure and Keep Creating Music

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Picture this: you start writing a song. Everything is going well, and you’re loving it. Then you take a short break and go on social media and see an artist in your genre with more followers than you post about their latest release and new music video.

You watch the video. It’s great. People are commenting and sharing. You stop writing.

Want to Jumpstart Your Music Career? Start a Blog

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In today’s music industry, it’s difficult to be an indie musician who just does one or two things. Because musicianship is more accessible than ever, it takes someone really special to stand out from the crowd. That’s why so many DIYers do more than just write, record, and perform their songs. Many of them start a blog — and many are very successful at it.

Using Video to Promote Your Music

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

There area lot of different ways to promote your music. You can post to social media, send out email newsletters to your fans, seek out press, do live streams, perform live, or even work with other bands to co-promote. 

There are SO many different approaches to promoting your music that, quite honestly, it can get a little overwhelming.

What’s the best approach? What is worth your limited time? And what will actually help you forge a better relationship with your fans and create awareness and excitement for your music?

So today, we’re going to focus in on just one thing – using videos to spread the word and get your fans excited. Most social media platforms will give you the option to share videos. Some, like YouTube are entirely focused on video, while others like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter include video among other posting options. Either way, videos are something you can use across any platform to promote your music. 

Why We Still Use Music Genres (And How to Actually Define Yours)

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Let’s talk about something that a lot of musicians complain about whenever it is brought up – answering the “who do you sound like/what genre is your music?” question. Most artists hate it, and some even refuse to answer.

But here’s the thing we all need to remember: Saying who you sound like or labeling your sound is not defining who you are or what your music’s impact will be. It will, however, allow people to find you and feel that impact.