Music Streaming Revenue is Expected to Grow 6.6%…Are You Getting Your Cut?

Music Streaming is On the Rise Music streaming is continuing to grow, which gives you an opportunity to make more money from your music! Here are a couple facts about music streaming: “Revenue in the Music Streaming segment amounts to US$11,439m in 2018.” – Statista  “Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2022)…

The Top 10 Game Changer Apps for Musicians

Intro All of the apps we chose for this list are apps for musicians that make some aspect of your music career more simple. This way you can focus on creating music instead of focusing on all the other stuff that goes into creating success for a musician. Let’s get started! 1 – Garageband Turn your…

How to Actually Get Signed to a Label

“How do I get signed to a label?” is the number one question we get here at TUNEGO. And we don’t blame you. If you’ve ever seen MTV Cribs, with any musician, or any successful musician’s Instagram account, you must have thought “Wow, they’re signed to a label and have all of this. A label…

How Do I Get My Songs on TV, Movies, and Video Games? [5 Steps]

Intro – How Do I Get My Songs on TV, Movies, and Video Games? This guide will show you the 5 steps to get your songs on TV, movies, and video games. Let’s get started! What Is Sync Licensing? Sync licensing is when music is played behind a video. It’s the music that’s on TV and…

Top 5 Places to Submit Your Music to Internet Radio

Why Radio? If you’re not sure why you should submit your music to internet radio, check out our post from last week. It’ll also show you how to get your song ready for radio. Where Should I Submit My Music? No matter how good your music is, when you submit your music to internet radio, not…

How to Get Your Music on the Radio For Free [5 Steps]

Why Should I Bother to Get My Music on The Radio? Playlists Are Where It’s At. Yes, playlists are king right now. But the more places you can get your music, the better. That’s more opportunities to gain a fan or to get your music in front of a music industry decision maker.  And if…

How to Get People to Listen to Your Music in 3 Steps

Do you catch yourself saying if someone would just listen to my music and give me a chance THEN I know I could make it in the music industry? Or if I could just get my song in the right hands I know I could turn my passion for music into a full-time career. If…

The Artist’s Guide to Music Managers

The Artist’s Guide to Music Managers: Intro We have many artists and band ask us to help them get a music manager, but most of these musicians aren’t ready for management. This guide will teach you what exactly music managers do, how much they get paid, how to know if you’re ready for one, and how…

Sell Merch: A Musician’s Guide to Selling Merch

A Musician’s Guide to Selling Merch – What is Merch? “Merch” or merchandise are the products you sell in addition to your music and tickets to increase your profits as a musician and increase your fan’s loyalty to you. Some options for merch include t-shirts, sweaters, hats, guitar picks, and keychains. Keep reading for the…

Where Do I Start? How to Start Your Singing Career

Where Are You Now in Your SInging Career? Where you start depends on where you’re starting at in your singing career. The following advice is for musicians that are also songwriters with recorded music. If you’re not currently writing your own music, read this first: You Need to Write Your Own Music. The Old Industry…

Taxes For Musicians: Your Guide to Tax Season

Taxes For Musicians Taxes for musicians can be really confusing so we created this guide to help you this tax season! Do I  Need To File Taxes? Unless you only earned less than $600 as a musician and nothing else, you probably do. You can double check if you need to pay taxes here. What’s…

15 YouTube Video Ideas – YouTube for Musicians

YouTube Video Ideas Intro YouTube is a great opportunity for musicians to reach more fans. There are 1.57 Billion monthly active users on YouTube. That’s 1.57 Billion potential fans for you to reach! First, you need to set your YouTube up for success. Check out these 15 things your YouTube channel is missing then read below…

Get Paid More from Music Streaming: Get More Music Streams

As we discussed in “Indie Artist Sales Are Up 33%, Are You Getting Your Cut?“, we want you to get more music streams. Here’s how to do it. Do The Marketing Basics Use social media to grow your fanbase and have a great profile on each platform. You can also use social media ads to…

Indie Artist Sales Are Up 33%, Are You Getting Your Cut?

 Indie Artist Sales Are Up CD Baby announced they’ve paid Indie Artists $80 Million in 2017, which is up 33% from 2016. The music industry is growing, and Indie Artists, like you, are benefitting from it. How Much Is Each Artist’s Cut? Based on these stats, each Indie Artist on CD Baby is making $123 in…

10 Things Your Twitter Needs – Twitter Basics for Musicians

Why Twitter? Twitter is mainly used by people that are 18-29 years old. It’s the place people go to complain. So if your ideal fans are 18-29 years old and you want to be there when your fans are talking, then Twitter is for you.  Keep reading for the Twitter basics for Musicians. 1 –…

10 Ways You Can Be a Better Bandmate

Why do you need to be a better bandmate? Bands break up. It happens all the time. If you want a successful music career, you probably don’t want your band to break up. At least not right away. You also don’t want to deal with arguing all the time. Here are 10 things you can…

Performing Live: 9 Shows You Should Say No To for Musicians

Saying No! Just because an opportunity comes your way, doesn’t mean that you should say yes to it. You need to think about your goals you decided on here and decide if this opportunity aligns with your current goals. If it doesn’t, you need to say no to it. If performing live is one of…

How To Create Your Own Success – Be a Successful Musician

Are you a successful musician? Well..are you? That probably depends on your definition of a successful musician. If you consider yourself successful, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Or maybe you just want more success. Either way, the first thing you need to do is decide what your definition of success is and if you meet…

Pinterest for Musicians: 25 Tips You Need for Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest? You should be. Pinterest has 175 million monthly active users. Also, people go to Pinterest to look for things to buy. Don’t you want your stuff available there for them to buy? Keep reading for 25 tips on Pinterest for musicians. Celebrate your fans! People like to talk about themselves. And…

25 Instagram Tips for Musicians

Instagram Tips There are 800 million monthly active Instagram users. That’s a lot of potential fans and connections! You want to put your best foot forward on Instagram, so follow these 25 Instagram tips for musicians to do just that. Profile Image. Have a profile image that stops potential followers in their tracks. On some screens,…

Market Music: How and Where to Market Your Music (Part 2)

Are you ready to market your music? Before you can market your music, you need to have a plan to distribute it. If you’re not sure where to start with distribution, learn more here: Distribute Music: How and Where to Distribute Your Music (Part 1). marketing Before your new music is out First of all, you…

Distribute Music: How and Where to Distribute Your Music (Part 1)

How to distribute Music When you’re a songwriter and an artist or in a band you need to strategize the best way to distribute music. Below you’ll find a step by step guide to releasing your music. is your music ready to be released? Before you release any music, you want to make sure it’s ready to…

21 SoundCloud Tips Every Musician Needs to Know

SoundCloud tips intro These SoundCloud tips will help you make the most of your SoundCloud. soundcloud set-up and profile Link to your social media sites, website, and iTunes on your SoundCloud. If anything ever happens to SoundCloud, you want to be sure your fans on SoundCloud are following your elsewhere. Include your bio and your…

10 Tips to Get More Fans on Social Media

Intro to get more fans on social media You can use social media to promote your music, sell tickets, merch, and unlock career opportunities.  If you’re not convinced, read why you need social media, here. In order to use social media to promote yourself and your music, you need engaged fans. To get more fans following…

5 Reasons You Need to Start a Musician Blog

Why You Should start a musician Blog Here a the top 5 reasons you need to start a musician blog ASAP! Reach new fans. Blogging is also a great way for people to find you on Google search. Connect with your current fans. With a blog, you can let your fans get to know you…

5 Ways to Instantly Look Better on Social Media for Musicians

intro 5 ways to instantly look better on social media Once you decide which social accounts you’re going to use, follow these tips to instantly look better on social media. You can do these when setting up a new account or you can make these changes to an old account. Your Bio Have a great bio…

15 Things Your YouTube Channel is Missing – YouTube for Musicians

YouTUbe for Musicians intro Most musicians have uploaded a couple of videos to a YouTube and have filled out their basic information. The following 15 tips will take your YouTube to the next level and you’re probably not doing the majority of them. YouTube for Musicians doesn’t have to be hard, let’s get into the…

How to Get Verified on Social Media

How To Get Verified on Social Media Being verified as an artist on social sites helps fans and music industry decision makers identify you as a serious artist. The first step to knowing how to get verified on social media is knowing which sites you can request to be verified on. Below you’ll find the…

Why You Need Social Media

get more fans with social media Social Media is a great tool to get more fans and reach a larger audience! You don’t have to use every social media platform out there. You should at least create a Facebook Page because most people are on Facebook. Then you might consider getting an Instagram or Twitter. YouTube…

What to Post on Social Media

It can be difficult to think of new ideas of what to post on social media. Share your music and your personality. The point of social media is to show fans who you are. Sharing your songs every day gets old. Your fans want to feel like they know you. Check out this list if you…

Spotify Tips: How to Gain Subscribers and Plays on Spotify

Spotify Tips Intro This guide will break down Spotify tips to grow your Spotify plays and subscribers. We start with where to include your link to your Spotify account and end with how to get your fans at your shows onto your Spotify. Let’s dive in! Your Website Use your website to let fans know…

Songwriter: You Need to Write Your Own Music

Are you a singer? If you are, you need to be a songwriter too! Being able to write your own songs is so important to your career! Why? Represent Yourself First, the music you’re writing will represent your thoughts and feelings. If your fans know that your lyrics are actually your feelings, they will connect…

Music Terms and Music Business Agreements

Understanding what different music terms mean will allow you to choose the best music business agreements when working with producers, labels, and publishers. The music terms covered in this article include: single song agreement, exclusive term agreement, co-publishing agreement, administration agreements, sync rep deals, royalty agreements, work for hire agreement, mechanical royalty, producer royalty, controlled…

Google Yourself: Your Online Presence

Your Current Online Presence: Google Yourself! If you don’t Google yourself, you won’t know what people see when they do! And trust me, they do! Think about the fans that want to know more about you. What about the venues that you want to perform at. Or the radio stations that you want your music…

Make Money In Music: Everything Singers Need to Know to Get Paid

When you’re an unsigned artist or band, trying to make money in music might seem impossible. But, with some guidance (aka this guide) you’ll be well on your way to getting paid for your music! Concerts Performing live seems like one of the most obvious ways to get paid as a musician, and it is! Depending…

How to Become a Famous Singer

Unfortunately, you can’t just wake up one day and be a famous singer, which is why we created a guide on how to become a famous singer. You have to have natural talent, put in a ton of effort and time into your singing career, and be lucky enough to make it. If you’ve got…

Performing Rights Organization (PRO) BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, GMR

Performing Rights Organization (PRO) A Performing Rights Organization (PRO) collects royalties for public performances. Public performances include fees collected from radio stations, businesses, venues, and colleges. There are three PRO’s in the United States; BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and GMR. PRO’s collect money for producers and publishers, not artists. As a songwriter, be sure to copyright your music before you…

How to Make Song Covers for YouTube Legally

8 Steps on How to Make Song Covers for YouTube Legally A lot of singers know how to make song covers, but they’re not doing it legally. To make song covers for YouTube legally, you need a mechanical license in addition to a synchronization license. Getting a synchronization license and a mechanical license is the…

Performing Live: Everything You Need To Know

Performing live is one of the main ways for you to grow your fanbase! When you perform at an event or with other musicians, you should see it as an opportunity to reach potential fans. Use these tips to improve your live performance! How to Improve Your Live Performance: Don’t wear shorts on stage. Don’t…

How to Copyright Music: Protect Your Music

Why Do I Need to Know How to Copyright My Music? Don’t I Already Own It? You need to know how to copyright music because you don’t own your music until you do. Technically, yes you do own the copyright of your song simply by writing it. But, registering it with the copyright office legally acknowledges the…

Michael Lloyd: The TuneGO Producer Network

Michael Lloyd The 1987 hit, “Dirty Dancing“, was created with $6 million. It profited $214 million at the box office! But we didn’t need to tell you that for you to know what a classic this movie is! What is it that makes this movie so great? The music, of course! Check out this now famous…

Gary Katz: The TuneGO Producer Network

Who is Gary Katz? Gary Katz gave Prince, Jimmy Buffet, and Tupac all something in common. They’re all legends in the music industry, thanks to Gary Katz! He was responsible for signing ALL of them…and more. The Early Years Gary Katz grew up in Brooklyn, where his best friends were in a band called Jay…

TuneGO Producer Network: Kevin Churko

Kevin Churko Intro If you love heavy metal and hard rock, you’ll love Kevin Churko! He’s produced with the top heavy metal and rock artists out there! From Ozzy Osbourne to Airbourne to Five Finger Death Punch, Churko’s done it all! How Did Kevin Churko Get Started in Music? Most producers start at the bottom…

TuneGO Producer Network: Peter Asher

Peter Asher Intro Check out this clip from Carole King and James Taylor’s concert in 2007. This concert was celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour nightclub. They performed here together 40 years prior. The live album created from this concert was produced by Peter Asher. It debuted at #4 in the US…

TuneGO Producer Network: Al Kasha

Al Kasha Intro Who can say they’ve written for Elvis!? Al Kasha can! Kasha co-wrote “Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby” in 1967 for Elvis. Elvis sang this in the 1968 film, Speedway. What makes Kasha unique is his vast range of capabilities. From writing hits for top artists such as Elvis and Aretha Franklin. To writing music for…

TuneGO Producer Network: Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier Intro A great songwriter and producer can write and produce for any genre and for any time in history. An amazing songwriter and producer can do it with the same song! Take “How Sweet It Is”, for example. Lamont Dozier co-wrote and co-produced this hit in 1964 for Marvin Gaye, check it out here. Then…

TuneGO Producer Network: Desmond Child

Desmond Child Intro Can you believe that the same person who co-wrote “Beautiful Now” for Zedd co-wrote “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” for KISS too? Both songs are certified Gold in the US, so it makes sense, but one is electro house and one is hard rock! Desmond Child co-wrote both of these hits and it…

TuneGO Producer Network: Denzil Foster

Denzil Foster Intro Never gonna get it…Never gonna get it…wa wa wa wa! Who doesn’t love this scene? You can thank Denzil Foster for co-writing and co-producing “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” to make this a reality! This hit was written as a single for En Vogue in 1992 and was certified Gold…

TuneGO Producer Network: John 'Jellybean' Benitez

Holiday, celebrate! “Holiday” is still a hit! And no wonder, this song was Madonna’s first hit single! But why are we mentioning this in John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez’s bio? Because he produced it! Benitez has talent. He’s a drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer, and producer. He owns Jellybean Productions, Jellybean Soul, Jellybean Music Group, and House…

TuneGO Producer Network: Ron Dante

Ron Dante Intro Ron Dante is a Producer on the TuneGO Producer Network. But he didn’t start there, below you can check out his history in the music world. Remember The Archies hit, “Sugar, Sugar”? Who doesn’t, right? What you might not know is who the lead singer is behind the cartoon. It’s Ron Dante! Despite…