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Why You Should Have A Professional Artist Biography

I’ve said this over and over again but becoming a successful rapper is more than just creating good music. The marketing and business side of becoming a successful music artist are just as important, which is why we’re going to talk about having a biography. What Is An Artist Biography? An artist biography includes detailed information about …

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Best USB Microphone For Recording Rap Vocals

Thanks to the advancements in technology, recording music is becoming easier and cheaper each year. As you probably already know, USB microphones offer an affordable alternative to XLR microphones, and there are plenty of varieties to choose from. So, to help you find the best USB mic for rapping, I have compiled some research outlining …

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How To Buy Beats Online in 2020

In today’s world, you mainly promote your music online, interact with fans online, and grow your music career online – so, it’s only right that purchasing beats and instrumentals for your tracks have followed the same path. Buying beats used to be a lot more complicated than it is today. You’d have to book a …

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3 Tips For Making A Music Video

Music videos are some of the most engaging pieces of content that you can put out as an artist. Not only do they help you extend the life of a single, but they also allow you to showcase different aspects of your brand, such as lifestyle and image. Shooting music videos are a lot of …

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Best Microphone Preamp for Rap Vocals In 2020

Odds are, if you’re reading this post, you’re interested in purchasing a microphone preamp for your home music studio and looking for one in your price range. When it comes to microphone preamps, $$$ isn’t a lot of money to spend. But, if that’s all you have to spend on a microphone preamp – I’ve …

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The Difference Between A Mixtape & Album

If you’re listening to hip-hop today, you’ve probably been confused at least once about the term mixtape and album – and I completely understand why. One artist may release an album while another artist releases a mixtape and if you listen to them both, you’ll probably find it hard to tell the difference (from a music …

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How To Get Your Music On Pandora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w6i5VjrlbwVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: How To Get Your Music On Pandora (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w6i5Vjrlbw) Pandora is one of the biggest music streaming platforms out (and also one of the first). They’re not in the media as much as Apple Music or Tidal, but they’re just as important. As of July, 21, 2016 – …

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My Favorite YouTube Marketing Software

Here at Artist Shortcut, YouTube is a big part of our marketing strategy. It helps capture the attention of a bigger audience and allows us to repurpose our content – which is not much different than what most hip-hop artists should use YouTube for. So, instead of giving you more strategies on how to promote …

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How To Become A Famous Rapper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWoJxrxdYH4Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: How To Become Famous (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWoJxrxdYH4) Becoming famous involves being known by a lot of people. If you’re trying to learn how to become a famous rapper, I’m going to show you how to do so. However, to keep this article from being extremely complicated, I’m going to …

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7 Ways to Promote Your Music on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92qf1Y6XNEVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: How to Promote Your Music on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92qf1Y6XNE) Instead of giving you a 10,000-word blog post that contains all the typical music promotion tips and tricks, I’m going to quickly run through the typical stuff and then at the end I’m gonna give you what I feel …

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How To Get Free Music Promotion In 2020

https://youtu.be/GWSxqbxmE9YVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: How To Get Free Music Promotion (https://youtu.be/GWSxqbxmE9Y) Getting free music promotion is very simple. Build more relationships in places that you can use to promote your music. For example, if you wanted to get your music promoted on Baller Alert, be featured on Yesjulz’s playlist,  MTV, or …

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How To Become A Music Manager

I’ve received a lot of emails from readers asking how to become a music manager. And as you can expect, that’s a big question to answer. However, in this post, I’m going to give you several tips that will help you become a successful music manager. Requirements For Becoming A Music Manager: Before I get …

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Everything You Need To Build A Budget Home Studio

If you’ve read our article on why you should have a home studio, you already know that building a home studio is one of the smartest investments you can make as an upcoming hip-hop artist. There are tons of artists that don’t have a home studio and practice their craft in a professional studio. Now, …

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What is Music / Artist Management?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99BOJ2xbHrYVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: WHAT IS ARTIST MANAGEMENT? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99BOJ2xbHrY) Artist Management is the Act of Managing an Artist Their job is to help the artist manage their career and grow. If you look at it from a corporate organization structure, they’d be the head of operations. Although their day to day …

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