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How to Trademark an Artist or Band Name

Whether you’re a solo artist or part of a band, trademarking your stage name is one way to protect your artist brand and maintain your individuality.After all, the music business is a “business” for...

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How to Make Money from Music in 2021

All too familiar is the time-old tale of the struggling musician. Busting a gut or selling their soul, all to just make ends meet. And this is somewhat true – making money from music can be a...

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Artist Image Size Guide for Music Platforms in 2021

Image sizes and requirements vary from music platform to platform. What this means, is that the dimensions you’re currently using for your Spotify profile, may not be consistent with the image...

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How to Take a Great Band Photo or Artist Press Shot

Great press shots are an essential component of your band or artist EPK. Not only do you need them to provide for inclusion in print and online media coverage about your or your band, but they’re...

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How to Get Verified on Spotify in 2021

Getting verified as an artist on Spotify is a no-brainer. And luckily, Spotify verification is open to every single artist on the platform - plus it's really easy to do. It also boasts a lot...

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Music Metadata Explained: What Artists Need To Know

Ok, we get it - data can be boring. But when it comes to your music, it matters. Aside from the track itself, there’s nothing more important than the info you submit alongside it. Getting your data...