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At Source, our goal is to become a relevant resource to independent artists of all genres and stages, helping them grow and succeed. We will cover a variety of topics, including booking gigs, recording albums, finding studios, distributing your music, promoting your act, and the music industry in general.

At Source, our goal is to become a relevant resource to independent artists of all genres and stages, helping them grow and succeed. We will cover a variety of topics, including booking gigs, recording albums, finding studios, distributing your music, promoting your act, and the music industry in general.
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At Source, our goal is to become a relevant resource to independent artists of all genres and stages, helping them grow and succeed. We will cover a variety of topics, including booking gigs, recording albums, finding studios, distributing your music, promoting your act, and the music industry in general.

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English


Episodes

How To Make A Music Video On Your Own For FREE

6/5/2014
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written by: Gregory Douglass So many bands and musicians have had success through viral music video outlets like Youtube. The demand for video is only increasing so it’s time for you to get in on the action. Youtube is still the second largest search engine in the world, and in case you forgot, that’s how … Continue reading How To Make A Music Video On Your Own For FREE →

Duration:00:07:24

6 Money-Making Gigs You Haven’t Yet Thought Of Plus: We’re having a giveaway (enter below)

6/5/2014
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written by: Gregory Douglass There are many ways musicians and bands can make money with their music. Perhaps the most obvious way is through performing and touring. Any given tour might rely on club, coffeehouse, and even college performances to generate income along the way – but there are other ways to generate additional revenue … Continue reading 6 Money-Making Gigs You Haven’t Yet Thought Of Plus: We’re having a giveaway (enter below) →

Duration:00:05:31

Getting Back to Your Indie Roots—How to Succeed by Looking to the Past

4/22/2014
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Sometimes I allow the past to fade from my memory too quickly. With things changing so rapidly in the digital age of music, it’s easy to forget just how different things in the music business were just a short time ago. One of my mentors always told me that it’s hard to move forward into … Continue reading Getting Back to Your Indie Roots—How to Succeed by Looking to the Past →

Duration:00:08:07

What Makes A Hip Hop Album Great?

4/18/2014
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Written by: Julian Keaton This week marks the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic album, and there are several reasons why this particular album is still relevant today. Illmatic has a unique and collaborative production sound, superb storytelling, cultural transcendence, and originality. It’s no coincidence that other timeless hip hop albums—like OutKast’s ATLiens, Eminem’s The Marshall … Continue reading What Makes A Hip Hop Album Great? →

Duration:00:04:11

Are Gigs Worth Doing?

4/16/2014
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After hundreds of hours of hard work and practice, your band has landed its first public performance. You couldn’t be more excited. As soon as it’s confirmed, your head starts spinning with visions of screaming fans, lines down the block, crowds swaying to your music under the bar lights, and sold-out venues. Your band kicks … Continue reading Are Gigs Worth Doing? →

Duration:00:08:18

Six Steps for Getting Gigs at Bars, Festivals, and Other Venues

4/14/2014
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There are easier career paths than that of the independent musician. In most cases, you—the artist or band—are the songwriter, manager, social media director, roadie, and, oh yeah, you play music. But, where do you play? And how do you break into those venues? We’re here to tell you. First, know that the advice you … Continue reading Six Steps for Getting Gigs at Bars, Festivals, and Other Venues →

Duration:00:07:00

Six Ways To Motivate Yourself To Write Songs

4/10/2014
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Written by: Cliff Goldmacher As passionate as we are about our songwriting, the reality is that sometimes it’s difficult to motivate ourselves to write. Whether it’s the fear of plumbing our emotional depths or just good old fatigue after a long day, there are often obstacles to overcome when it’s time to write. While flashes … Continue reading Six Ways To Motivate Yourself To Write Songs →

Duration:00:05:36

Make Money with Merch in Four Easy Steps—Tips for Choosing Your Product Without Losing Money

4/7/2014
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With digital music sales declining and music streaming robbing artists of yet another income opportunity, one of the few remaining viable revenue sources for indie musicians is a merch table. I know. It doesn’t sound thrilling, and it carries nothing close to the rush of performing on stage. You’re an artist and performer, not a … Continue reading Make Money with Merch in Four Easy Steps—Tips for Choosing Your Product Without Losing Money →

Duration:00:14:39

You Need Professional Help

2/21/2014
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… getting gigs, that is. There are two ways you can take this—the way your wife says it when she thinks you’ve lost your mind, or the way a well-intentioned friend offers you some career or relationship advice. The truth is, neither way is particularly favorable. Most people in the music world would assume that … Continue reading You Need Professional Help →

Duration:00:10:01