How to Get on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

We’ve already discussed how to get your music on Pandora Internet radio, probably the holy grail of online radio services. But there are plenty of other radio stations—Internet and otherwise—that might have a spot in their playlist for your latest track. One resource for potential radio airplay is satellite radio stations on SiriusXM radio. Sirius vs. XM? Not Anymore. It used to be that there were two competing satellite radio services: Sirius and XM radio. But in 2008, the two… [Read More]

CD Duplication or CD Replication?

After all the writing, recording and post-production you’ve taken on for your recording project, you may be left hoping there’s nothing left to put work into. The job isn’t quite finished at this point, but you’ll be happy to know that the hardest work is already behind you. Writing some great songs and recording a professional demo is no small feat, and you probably won’t have to expend quite as much emotional energy when designing and manufacturing the album. But… [Read More]

How to Make a Killer Musician’s Website

You’ve probably caught on to the fact that artists today should be sure to get on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. They’re a great way to connect and communicate with fans directly and can work as excellent music promotion tools. But while it’s essential to get in the social networking scene because of the millions of built-in users, you should never overlook the importance of creating your own website. A website allows you to have a central… [Read More]

Studio Pros Songwriting Contest

We’re always on the lookout for innovative songwriters. That’s why Studio Pros is giving away a free $1,000 production in our first ever songwriting contest! All you have to do is submit a recording of one of your songs via Sonicbids (link below). It doesn’t have to be a professional recording—we’ll take care of that for you if you win! One winner will get a full production package worth $1,000 for free. The cost for submission is just $5. Submission… [Read More]

How to Get Your Music on Pandora Internet Radio

When your production is finished, it’s time to start promoting your music. Millions of music fans are listening to Pandora, an online radio service that allows users to create “stations” based on their musical tastes. After a user creates a station, Pandora plays them a constant stream of music from artists with similar sounds. The best part about Pandora for independent artists is that if your music is in their database, your songs can be played alongside famous artists that… [Read More]

Music Marketing Tips: Find Your Niche

As musicians, we want our music to be loved by everyone. Maybe not everyone in the world, but at least everyone who hears it (or everyone we know) So we make up reasons why everyone we talk to will love our songs. “If you like good music, you’ll like my music.” “My songs transcend musical tastes, so just listen and you’ll love it.” “Our band plays songs that appeal across generations and to every culture.” The problem is, in our… [Read More]

Anyone Has a Chance to Make It

This is a pretty amazing time in the music industry. Sure, you might be hearing a lot about how the business is suffering, records aren’t selling, and all sorts of other stories of doom and gloom. But what you may not be hearing about is how exciting it is for independent artists at the moment. Yes, big record companies are suffering at the hands of the Internet and file sharing. But there’s something else going on that you may also… [Read More]

Making Your New Year’s Music Resolutions

It’s time to plan some amazing goals for 2011. It’s inevitable that this time of year we get bombarded by people talking about their New Year’s resolutions—losing weight, flossing more, eating better, finding a new job, spending more time with family, and so on. These are all great things to work toward, of course. And it’s always a smart idea to do a little goal planning at the beginning of each year. It seems to be the season when we’re… [Read More]

Can You Write a Hit Song On Your First Try?

Wouldn’t it be great if you got a huge, international hit with the first song you ever wrote? Wouldn’t it feel good if the first album you recorded sold a million copies? Most of us musicians picture scenarios like this. We write and record a great piece of music and think, “this deserves to be heard by millions and touch countless lives.” We’re not wrong. It’s perfectly acceptable to shoot for the stars. Actually, if you don’t set your sights… [Read More]

Ho-Ho-Holiday Music!

It’s that time of year once again: people are bundled up in their winter coats and mittens as they plow through lines at the mall, seasonal music is taking over the radio airwaves, and snow is pummeling the streets in an effort to close school early and give snowplow drivers a little something to do.  To be fair, though, we here at Studio Pros are nestled all snug in our Southern California recording studio, so there isn’t much snowfall or… [Read More]

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