Month: June 2020

Stepa J. Groggs raps to the crowd.

Injury Reserve’s Stepa J. Groggs Has Died

Stepa J. Groggs, one-third of Injury Reserve, the Tempe hip-hop group that found national recognition in recent years, died June 29 at the age of 32. The group announced Groggs’ death earlier this evening through posts on Facebook and Twitter. No cause of death has been announced. Groggs, whose real name was Jordan Alexander Groggs, …

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Tips For Social Media Posting Frequency in 2020

Tips For Social Media Posting Frequency in 2020

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Bobby Owinski and was originally published on the Music 3.0 Blog.] While many have the opinion that you can never post too much on a social media network, research shows that there’s definitely a threshold after which additional posts begin to feel like spam. That point varies for …

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New Music Friday: June 26, 2020

New Music Friday: June 26, 2020

FEATURING NEW RELEASES FROM Anthem Lights, Love Ghost, Gregory Dillon & more! SUBMIT YOUR UPCOMING RELEASEto be featured on TuneCore’s New Music Friday Blog! THIS WEEK’S FEATURED RELEASE:Love Ghost Outer SpaceLove GhostAlternative, Rock “Being an independent artist means hustling until there is no stone left to turn over. We are new to TuneCore- but they …

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Planning Your Release - TuneCore Live Session [Recap + Stream]

Planning Your Release – TuneCore Live Session [Recap + Stream]

Release planning is essential. Whether it’s a single, an EP or an album, having a road map will help ensure that you’re as prepared as possible for a successful campaign. That means everything from distribution (cover art, audio files, and dates) to promotion (media list, playlist pitching, and creative assets). But as an up and …

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Jake Blount on Bridging the Gaps in American Roots Music – News – Spotify for Artists

Jake Blount on Bridging the Gaps in American Roots Music – News – Spotify for Artists

The Black and queer musician opens up about the challenges of breaking down barriers in old-time and bluegrass. Jake Blount’s Spider Tales is a stunning slice of old-time music, also known as American roots. Not only does he reclaim the Black string-band tradition on his sophomore album, but the 24-year-old also manages to give it …

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Our Merch Could Be Your Life: Ranking Nine Band T-Shirts

When you throw on your favorite band’s T-shirt, it’s likely out of sheer admiration. But what you might not consider is that you’ve now entered into a conversation with fans and detractors alike. That means contending with a lot of forced interactions or awkward high-fives. Which shirts draw the most attention, and which allow you …

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Life During Quarantine: What About the Music Venues?

Life During Quarantine: What About the Music Venues?

By Kevin Cornell If you’ve been following us since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak began, we’ve been doing our best to cover how being confined to our homes has impacted artists overall (via our ongoing Life in Quarantine series). Aside from just offering tips for live streaming, engaging fans, and making money, we’ve also heard from …

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