New 2018 Numbers in On Streaming

2018 has been an incredible year for streaming so far. According to Nielsen Music, music listeners in the U.S. streamed 403.4 billion recordings in the first half of 2018. This is a 41.6% increase from 2017, which means 284.8 billion more recordings were played. What’s even more exciting is that the growth of streaming also […]

Recording an album in 77 Hours: Exposure by Esperanza Spalding

With the rise of social media and digital technologies, the barriers between music creators and listeners is falling away rapidly. Catching up on this trend, multiple Grammy winner singer, bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding announced last year that she will be “going to the studio for three days with nothing prepared. It’s gonna be live-streamed […]

World Cup and the Power of Songs

The wave of World Cup has been taking over our attention span for weeks, with incredible plot twists that no one could see coming. As the biggest sports event in the world, World Cup draws billions of people from every country. I don’t think I need to spell it out, but due to its large […]

5 Steps of Getting Endorsements As an Independent Artist

One of the biggest mysteries of being an independent artist is getting endorsements. The good news is that now is a great time for getting endorsements for indie artists, as in the past, endorsements would usually be reserved for stars with lucrative record label deals. In today’s music world endorsements are key when it comes for artists to support themselves. It might be not only an extra source of revenue, but also in the form of equipment support as well. In this blog post, I would like to get into 5 steps of getting endorsements for independent artists.