Free Virtual Music Conference | Modern Musician

May 26, 2020

Success With Music 2020 - The World’s Largest Online Music Conference.

(May 29-31, 2020)

Click here for your free ticket.

Hosted by Michael Walker, founder and CEO of Modern Musician, the free 3-day online summit will see 15 of the most prolific and credible leaders/mentors in the music industry offering masterclasses for musicians and artists.  

This year's conference (recently featured on Grammy) will feature Taylor Swift's former manager Rick Barker, Bandsintown CEO Fabrice Sergent, multi-platinum songwriters and many more powerhouse mentors.

Some of the topics will include content marketing, social media, music licensing, branding, songwriting, music production and more with the main aim of helping musicians learn how to attract a fanbase and how to make a sustainable living as a music artist living in post-pandemic 2020.

"It’s something I’ve put a huge amount of energy and effort into, and this year we’re...

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5 Proven Steps to Promote Your Music On Instagram | Modern Musician

May 07, 2020

Wondering what are the best ways to promote your music on Instagram? Here's 5 proven steps to get you started.

Instagram is the perfect platform to promote your music. It is a great way to find new fans and grow your fanbase. However, with over 800 million monthly active users on Instagram it can be hard to stand out.

Here are 5 tips to help you successfully promote your music on Instagram. 


Instagram’s algorithm favours regular content and engagement.

This means that if you post regularly, say once a day, and fans are liking and commenting on your photos then Instagram will prioritise your future posts to appear at the top of your followers’ feeds.

But the question is how do you get more people to interact with your posts?

Use longer captions – By writing a slightly longer caption you are encouraging followers to spend more time engaging with your post meaning they are more likely to like or comment.


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How to Make Your Music Go Viral on TikTok 2020 | Modern Musician

Mar 16, 2020

With 500 million users worldwide and counting, TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. This is why it's essential to start using TikTok to promote your music for FREE.

Getting your music into the mix presents a goldmine when it comes to new followers.  TikTok defines itself as “the leading destination for short-form mobile video” with a mission “to inspire creativity and bring joy.” The app was adapted from its predecessor - a lip-syncing video app - so quite naturally, music has been established as a major part of said creativity and joy on this explosive new platform. 

From dance tutorials, lip-syncing videos and pranks to fashion, science experiments and cute animals, there really is something for everyone.  Notably, considering the general (lack of) attention span of social media users these days, it is beneficial that TikTok videos are typically only 15 seconds long; not quite enough time for listeners to...

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Do you need a music manager or a music mentor? | Modern Musician

Nov 13, 2019

A question that we're often asked is “Do I need a mentor? Or do I need a manager?”

In short, they both play very different but equally important roles in a musician’s career.

The first main difference is a music mentor can provide you with the knowledge and tools to succeed whereas a manager tends to organize and maintain your commitments and connections.

The second main difference is a music mentor doesn’t take a direct cut from your earnings whilst a music manager tends to take between 10-20% of your earnings.

A music mentor is usually a musician/artist in their own right that has already seen success in their career and wants to pass down their knowledge, experience and expertise to others.

Independent Artists Are Taking Over

Right now is such an exciting time to be an independent musician because you don’t necessarily need a record label to be successful anymore. In fact, you’re likely to make more money as an independent artist...

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