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Mar. 16th, 2018

What Is Artist Development?

The concept of Artist Development began half a century ago with departments of record labels dedicated to cultivating an artist or group’s talent, and profiting from the results through a contract that has come to be known as the “360 Deal.” Modern artist development, however, is different. What used to be done by entire departments, has become the responsibility of the artist. “These kids today are not protecting a franchise. They’re trying to build one. That difference in mindset is huge.” Modern Artist Development In a guest post for Billboard, President of REN Management, Steve Rennie (who’s worked with Incubus, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, and

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Mar. 6th, 2018

5 Tips & Tools For Avoiding Artist Burnout 

Burnouts are creativity killers. They can make your music sound forced. To continue to develop as an artist, follow these tips. 1. Take Breaks  This should be a no-brainer but it’s something passionate professionals in every field forget—and forget often. You get so involved in a project that you forget to eat, maybe forget about your laundry that’s piling up in the corner, or even forget to keep an appointment. Don’t drop that level of dedication (it’s what will keep you pushing through the hard times when you’ll think about giving up) but learn when to step back and take a breath so you don’t completely burn out. If you’re the type to get lost in your work, try the Pomodo

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Mar. 1st, 2018

Why Touring Will Be Your Biggest Source Of Revenue

Touring is important for any artist because you are able to establish yourself within cities where current and potential fans live. When artists first start out, it can be easier to tour as an opening act for a more popular band – either because you’re not well known enough to fill a venue or you don’t have enough music to play an entire show. But if you’re smart about producing music, you’ll be headlining in no time. However, touring is also important because it is the best way to make money as an artist today. More and more people are streaming music now which means you won’t be selling a lot of records in the coming years. Selling merchandise can be successful, but in the lon

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