INDIE Weekly

May 29, 2016

The INDIE Weekly is your source for news and creative ideas for independent artists and songwriters.

The New Artist Model Approach To Musician Websites

BY DAVE KUSEK: Your website is arguably the most important piece of your online presence – it’s the glue that holds everything together. But it can be so much more than just the place you sell your music. Your website can be a powerful funnel that drives your fans towards more engagement and helps them up the ladder towards superfans. It’s the place where you can convert people from casual fans to paying customers. And it’s the place where you can start more direct conversations with your fans as you grow your email list. READ MORE

4 Team Members Every Band Needs (And the Right Order to Bring Them On)

BY AMY SCIARRETTO: Every successful band has an engine of people behind it, comprised of folks tasked with handling things like finances, endorsements, van breakdowns, tours, and the media profile. There is usually one person dedicated to each of these different tasks, which maximizes efficiency and keeps the machine running smoothly. When it comes down to it, there are four key team members that every band should really have at some point. Here’s the rundown and the recommended order in which to bring them on. Granted, exceptions apply, but this is pretty standard. READ MORE

How Copyright Fuels Creativity

BY SUSAN BUTLER: “Copyright” can be an off-putting word to many people because it often brings to mind lawyers, lawsuits and advocates fighting over rights. For those in the industry who just want to create, produce or distribute that form of art called music, listening to the often confusing conversations about complex ‘copyright’ issues can be frustrating. But a Copyright Summit (to be held at Midem 2016, June 5) does not have to be confusing or frustrating. In fact, forget the word ‘copyright’ for a moment. Instead think of building something… building a song with verses, chorus, bridge, lyrics, arrangements… building a recorded performance with drums, bass, guitars, vocals… building a business with ideas, plans, money, people… building a home by first laying the foundation. READ MORE

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About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and Christian ministries “do music right.”  CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches, as well as representation, administration and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.

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