Today I wanted to share a video with some tips on how to find a producer for your next track! We'll start by identifying what a producer is (and what it ISN'T) so you know what to look for. Then I'll share some tips on what to watch out for you can maximize the quality of your next recording! Watch it above in the attached video!
One of the most common questions I receive is how to properly copyright music. Everyone gets really scared (rightfully so) of people stealing your song so I wanted to share some copyrighting basics to hopefully ease the minds of some indie artists! However, remember I'm not a lawyer and this isn't official legal counsel so make sure you ask one if you've got further questions! Anyway, enjoy!
Self-Promotion online can be a tricky thing to navigate on your own. There's a certain way to go about it in order to yield the results you want without being in people's faces. So here's a video on some do's and don'ts on social media etiquette for indie musicians! Enjoy and Subscribe!
In a world Post-COVID19, time has been moving incredibly fast... but also painfully slowly.
I don't know about you but if it weren't for my work schedule, I wouldn't know what day it is at all anymore. Time seems to completely blend together! I feel like I upload my YouTube videos on Wednesday and then I blink and it's time to upload the next one! 😂
Are you experiencing this?
I don't know if it's because of everything happening in the world, this pandemic or what but it's difficult to maintain focus sometimes. It's not impossible, by any means, but it's also ok to have difficult moments too.
Still, even as our social media feeds seemingly go back to whatever "normal" was, it's still important to be anti-racist and continue having difficult conversations with family and friends. Black Lives Matter isn't a trend, it's an actual movement that will continue in the months and years ahead.
😷It's important to stay vigilant in wearing a mask and social distancing. Cases here in the US are rising because people don't want to follow health officials. It's frustrating watching the rest of the world decrease in cases while many people here don't believe COVID-19 is even real! 🙄Ugh!
I hope you're doing your best to stay strong in this wild whirlwind of a year. Many lives have been lost worldwide and going outside can be really terrifying. Make sure you monitor your physical AND mental health because I still believe there is hope for a positive outcome. This will NOT be our forever, even though it feels like it is.
Stay strong and I'm sending you love. 💗
Happy Wednesday! 😁
I love working in the music industry. I wouldn't trade it for the world! However, it's also an industry that's very taxing on the mind. 🧠 So today, I'm talking about some common Pressures in the Music Industry that I've personally faced and how to best deal with them so your mind and body stay healthy!
Check it out in the attached video!
The music industry is an amazing industry to be in, but it's not without it's scary parts either. 😖 If you're wondering what to watch out for, I decided to make a video this week talking about SCAMS in the music industry talking about my own personal experiences with them with some advice to help YOU stay educated!
Check it out above!
✨ Are you a rapper? Are you a budding Pop Star? Are you looking for an affordable way to get your music onto streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music?
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Check out my tutorial in the video above!
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"How do artists get on the Billboard Charts?" 🤔
I asked this question 2 years ago on my YouTube Channel and it has become the most popular video on my channel with thousands of views! 🔥
Well, now I'm adding a PART TWO with MORE INFORMATION AND CLARITY on how you can get your next song on the charts! 💪🏼 📈
✅ "Do YouTube Views count toward charting?"
✅ "How many STREAMS count as an album sale?"
✅ "Which charts am I eligible for?"
✅ "Should I copyright my music before registering with Nielsen SoundScan?"
✅ "Do singles released AHEAD of an album count toward album sales?"
Check it out in the above video!
PS: Check out PART ONE with the video down below! 😁
Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org
George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Jonathan Miller recently gave 2 two statements regarding his latest single, "Not Afraid of My Heart" and the current protests happening all over the United States. In a note posted to his social media platforms, here's what he had to say:
On Wednesday, June 3rd, Jonathan Miller released another statement about his YouTube Channel and surprise remix for "Not Afraid of My Heart" as well.
" 🔴 Real Quick: If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already seen my thoughts on what's happening here in the USA, but there will be NO VIDEO on my YouTube Channel today. To me, it feels inappropriate to post regular content right now. I know many of you were looking forward to “Billboard, Part 2” but I hope you understand why I’m postponing its release.
However, I also have an official remix to “Not Afraid of My Heart” scheduled to be released on Friday that I would like to postpone but, unfortunately, it’s out of my control to pause the release of it. The song was distributed and sent to stores before current events here in the US so it will be out everywhere as scheduled.
I will NOT be promoting it either until a more appropriate time has arrived. It’s not how I intended to surprise everyone but I did want you to be aware of this when it appeared in stores. If you are interested in purchasing the song please DON’T and instead DONATE that money to important organizations like Color of Change, the NAACP, or the George Floyd Memorial Fund. Thank you. -JM"
Miller is encouraging fans and subscribers to support black artists, getting educated about issues, registering to vote, and donating to organizations like the NAACP, the George Floyd Memorial Fund, Color of Change and more.
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