Billboard’s Evolving View of Streaming Sites Like Spotify and Pandora

Streaming music websites like Spotify and Pandora continue to grow in popularity. They are an important part of a musician’s game plan for success. However, it can be really hard to make money on them. Even big stars like Taylor Swift have been vocal on the small amount of money that she gets when people are playing her music day in and day out. So how should you think about streaming music sites if you aren’t as big as Taylor … Read More

How To Get Your Music Noticed: Calvin Harris Powerhouse Producer

Calvin Harris may be one of the biggest names in electronic dance music (EDM), but before he was a successful musician, he was Adam Richard Wiles, shelf stocker at a supermarket. Take a listen to his music here. His journey from those humble beginnings to numerous hit singles is a blueprint on how to become a successful musician. Let’s look at his past and find out how to get your music noticed, too. The Early Years of Calvin Harris Born on … Read More

How To Get Your Music Noticed: Lessons from Diplo the Mega Star

Diplo has become one of the biggest producers in the music business. You can see all the tunes he’s made here. Sure, he’s very talented. That’s undeniable. By looking at his story, we can learn how to get your music noticed, too. However, the secret to his success is not just in his talent. He’s also traveled a long road and worked very hard to get where he is. Let’s see how he became successful in the music business and what we … Read More

Open Mic Nights Chicago

All aspiring musicians should experience an open mic night along the way. There are lots of reasons to do it. Plus, they can be fun! There are open mic nights all over the country. Here are some in Chicago.   Itunes RSS Hot Tracks on iTunes Stay The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber INDUSTRY BABY Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow 5500 Degrees (feat. Lil Baby, 42 Dugg & Rylo Rodriguez) EST Gee good 4 u Olivia Rodrigo Ain’t Shit … Read More

Open Mic Nights Coming Up in a City Near You

Open mic nights are everywhere, especially larger cities. You should consider doing one for lot’s of reasons, including the fact that they can really help you grow as a musician. To that end, here are some cities where we’ve found meetups at open mic nights. These are great because you can even see who might be there. Maybe you know them? Or maybe you can make a friend to play music with? In any case, take a look at these events … Read More

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