To become an eArtist is to utilize only high-quality information without wasting time taking action on low quality information that only creates tiny boosts in our businesses. In every industry, especially the Music Industry, it can be difficult to find high-quality resources without paying exuberant costs. With technology advancing so fast, if anyone writes anything down at all, by the time it's written down, it's already obsolete. In this quick resource guide, we're going to discuss the Top 7 Music industry Resources you should be using so you can advance your career as an eArtist.
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The created list below is a set of resources that I've gathered over time that I've found create the most impact for today's eArtists. With so much information in the world, it's difficult to sift through it all to find the few worthwhile pieces of information from all the duds. I hope you the benefit in utilizing the provided tools as I have seen. And like always, drop a question or let me know if I missed anything. Let's jump right into it!
HipHopOverload is an extremely useful tool that sends out daily emails on the goings on of the music industry. This platform is all about keeping you informed of the music industry on a grander scale and best of all it’s free. Just sign up for their mailing list and stay up to date on industry events in real-time.
- DJ Akademics
DJ Akademics is a Hip-hop media news outlet personality. He has many platforms, but his most entertaining channel, as well as insightful, is his Youtube channel. Boasting a 1.8M subscribers, the “scared” news reporter that lives in his mamas basement is doing quite well for himself. Subscribe to his Youtube channel for fascinating commentary on music industry events.
- A3C Conference & Festival
The A3C Conference & Festival is a 5 day event held in Atlanta, GA. For the music industry professionals, the conference portion which is the first 3 days is where you’ll find all your new industry connections. From music tech startups to celebrity music executives, this is a toy store of knowledge for eArtists and industry professionals alike. Don’t forget about the 2-day festival. Big acts come to play and the huge emersion of culture will surely give you inspiration to your next idea or project.
- Reverbnation Crowd Reviews
Many artists know about Reverbnation, but many have never heard of Audiokite. This 3rd party market research service was bought out by Reverbnation and is offered under their suite of marketing tools to help emerging artists. eArtists see this as a key resource. With data to guide our decisions, there is no need move blindly in the dark.
- eArtist Training Program
Offered by Digital Hip Hop Consultant Count Alonzo, the eArtist Training Program was created to raise cultural and financial awareness to emerging artists in the 21st century. In particular, with the changing demands of the digital landscape: brick-and-mortar businesses going bankrupt, more people forced to leave their jobs, and less people going out, it is my goal to provide you the necessary digital training that will give you back the greatest asset in the world: your time.
- eHome Recording Studio
If you truly want to become autonomous as an eArtist, you should have access to your own studio 24/7 & know how to use it. eHome Recording Studio is the perfect resource for anyone building out their 1st, 2nd or 9th studio. What’s great is that they explain different types of gear for small, mid, and big budget projects so you can find the information particular to your current situation. The eHome Recording Studio blog is a great resource for the eArtist.
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zZounds is a music retailer that provides gear to musicians. I’ve been working with these guys for awhile when it comes to music equipment because of their financing plans. As a musician, sometimes you don’t have all the money for your gear and getting a cheaper alternative just won’t cut it. zZounds offers 4-12 month monthly plans on much of the gear with No Credit Check! This is basically saying they will trust your word that you will pay back your debt. Only use this service when you absolutely know you will pay them back. As the company sees that your trust-worthy, they will open access to their 8 & 12-month payment plans.
One reason people aren't as successful as they would like to be, is because of the advice they're getting. The issue with the Information Age is that anyone can post information online and say it works. The needle in the hay stack is finding the few credible resources that are actually getting results and sticking with them. Other than those select few credible resources, everyone else is just after your money. As you continue this journey, I hope you find this list of resources helpful!
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