Artist Support

From Artist to Artist Podcast #6 with Florian Kreier

Stefany Martens from band Wolf & Moon is back with this week's From Artist to Artist Podcast, presented by indieRepublik. Florian Kreier is a German artist, film composer,...

Bandcamp waives all fees again – more help for musicians in lockdown

Bandcamp have been around since 2008 when Ethan Diamond and three developer friends set it up - a way to sell music and merch for all and any bands without need for a record...

For Bands: 8 Simple Steps to Formatting a Proper Press Release

Very happy that the legendary New York music PR consultant Ariel Hyatt has agreed that we post some of her hugely informative articles on indieRepublik...this week it's 8 easy...
Ariel Hyatt guest post – getting the best out of Twitter

Ariel Hyatt guest post – getting the best out of Twitter

Twitter offers one of the most widely used APIs (application platform interface) in the world, allowing other businesses to create apps that will heighten the experience of using the Twitter platform. Among these apps are games, tracking apps, picture apps, and also apps that will better your chances at engaging a larger pool of people.

There is an app out in the ether right now called Tweepi. It has been around for a little less than a year and is still evolving, but it has found a place as the Twitter janitor and also the Twitter stat machine.

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Ariel Hyatt Guest Post: The #1 Reason Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Growing (And 5 others too)

Ariel Hyatt Guest Post: The #1 Reason Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Growing (And 5 others too)

If you are anything like the majority of people, artists, authors, entrepreneurs and beyond who have built a Facebook fan page, then I’m sure you’ve noticed something…

Facebook makes it ALMOST impossible to make any sort of real growth happen.

A recent study reported by Mashable (from Napkin Labs), showed that on average only 6% of fans engage with a brand’s Facebook page:

On average, just 6% of fans engage with a brand’s Facebook Page via likes, comments, polls and other means, according to a study from Napkin Labs, a Facebook app developer that works with brands and agencies. Of those fans that did, the average engagement was the equivalent of less than one like over the course of the eight weeks the study was conducted.

There are several reasons for this.

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Guest Post by Cari Cole, NY Music and Vocal Coach Extraordinaire

Guest Post by Cari Cole, NY Music and Vocal Coach Extraordinaire

There are a variety of reasons musicians fail. Some lack real talent or work ethic. Some suffer from bad timing – like starting up a hair metal band just as grunge began to take over in the early 90s. Other artists lack motivation or let their fears win. This is definitely an abbreviated list but you can see a common thread here if you look closely.

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How to finance your music licensing efforts – guest post from Aaron Davison of howtolicenseyourmusic.com

How to finance your music licensing efforts – guest post from Aaron Davison of howtolicenseyourmusic.com

As they say, it takes money to make money. The music licensing business is certainly no exception to this rule. Due to the nature of the way the business works, there is a considerable lag time between the time you license one of your tracks and the time you get paid. And of course before you can even begin to attempt to license your tracks you’ll need to have quality recordings, which takes money.

But don’t let this fact discourage you. If you’re resourceful, there are ways to get your tracks recorded for little or no upfront money of your own.

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Ariel Hyatt guest post – Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion Part 3

Ariel Hyatt guest post – Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion Part 3

Welcome to the third of our seven-part interview series ‘Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion’.

The purpose of this series is to explore the world of radio promo, with insights from 6 people who work in and outside of the realm of radio promo, but all of whom have dedicated themselves to advising independent musicians.

Today we hear from Dave Cool, Director of Artist Relations at Bandzoogle!

1. Why should an artists try to get their songs on Radio?

Radio has proven itself to be a resilient medium for music discovery. Even in the age of social media and streaming music, many people still look to radio for music discovery and trusted radio hosts who curate their content.

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The first of a series of regular guest posts from Aaron Davison, music licensing specialist

The first of a series of regular guest posts from Aaron Davison, music licensing specialist

We’re very proud to be able to feature a new regular guest post by Berklee College of Music Alumnus and songwriter Aaron Davison from How To License Your Music.com. Aaron is extremely knowledgeable in the field of music licensing – an ever-increasingly important way to make money for independent musicians. Aaron has licensed his own music in a variety of tv shows, new media outlets, websites and more. Aaron has also helped dozens of other artists get their music placed in a variety of films and tv networks including, MTV, VHI, Oxygen Network, Fuse TV and the list goes on.

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Ariel Hyatt guest post Nr. 2 – Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion

Ariel Hyatt guest post Nr. 2 – Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion

Welcome to the second of our seven-part interview series ‘Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion’.
The purpose of this series is to explore the world of radio promo, with insights from 6 people who work in and outside of the realm of radio promo, but all of whom have dedicated themselves to advising independent musicians.

Last time we spoke with Kevin Breuner, the Director of Marketing of CD Baby.

Today we hear from Jesse Kirshbaum, the Founder & CEO of New Universal Entertainment (NUE) Agency, which is an international music boutique and also the Co-Founder of SoundCtrl, a music and technology convergence platform and community.

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Ariel Hyatt guest post – Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion

Ariel Hyatt guest post – Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion

We’re very excited to be able to welcome legendary online PR guru Ariel Hyatt to indieberlin as a guest contributor. This is the first of a seven-part series of posts that Ariel did all about getting your music played on radio…without further ado:
Welcome to the first of our seven-part Cyber PR interview series ‘Charting the Course: A Radio Promo Discussion’. The purpose of this series is to explore the world of radio promo, with insights from 6 people who work in and outside of the realm of radio promo, but all of whom have dedicated themselves to advising independent musicians. Today we hear from Kevin Breuner, a Grammy nominated artist, podcaster, and indie musician advocate. He resides in Portland, OR where he is the Director of Marketing for CD Baby (cdbaby.com). Oh, yeah, he also plays guitar in Smalltown Poets.

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Artist Support: check out our ideas – lasst uns wissen, was ihr denkt

Artist Support: check out our ideas – lasst uns wissen, was ihr denkt

Hi an alle Musiker, Künstler, Kreative, die ein Wahnsinns-Potenzial haben und tolle Sachen machen, aber es schwierig finden, diese großartige Kunst richtig zu vermarkten. Na? Genau, ist irgendwie schwer, der Welt immer eigens mitzuteilen, wie toll man ist, oder? Und deswegen helfen wir Euch!

Wir sind gerade dabei, in unserem Network unterschiedliche Workshops und verschiedene Marketing-Kits zu basteln.

Da wir schon einige Anfragen dazu bekommen haben, dachten wir, wir stellen mal unsere Vorschläge auf die Site und bitten euch, uns Euer Interesse kundzutun. Per Mail, Facebook, Twitter oder Brieftaube. Dann können wir Eure Prioritäten in den Vordergrund setzen.

Hallo to all the musicians, artists and general creatives that have great potential and do great things, but are finding it hard to market your art. Don’t worry, we know all too well how hard it can be, to have something brilliant under your belt and to try and get the world to know about it. Don’t you find? And it’s for exactly this reason that we’re here to help.

We’re right in the middle of the process of putting together a variety of workshops and a range of marketing kits for just this purpose.

Since we’ve already had a few requests for more information on this subject, we’re going to put our ideas on the site and aks you to let us know what you think about them. Via email, facebook, twitter or pigeon.
then we’ll put your priorities foremost.

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