MailChimp, one of the most popular email services out there, shared some really cool data about how to get your email newsletters read. If you want your emails read you should send them on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. As well, people are most likely to read and respond to emails between 2 PM and 5PM, when most people are probably at their desks. So use your mail provider’s scheduler to send your important blasts at these hours. Read more here.
When You Need To Retrack, Remix or Remaster Your Record
Sadly, like everything else in life, everything doesn’t always goes as planned when making a record. Throughout my years as a record producer, mixer and mastering engineer I have been the person who is called to save the day when things go wrong with a recording. Unfortunately, many times when I get this call, the solution the management and act has determined is the cause of the problem isn’t always the one that will save this record from being an unlistenable mess.
In order to know what to do when a record goes wrong often takes years of experience and an acute understanding of the process of making records. Thankfully, there are a few common mishaps that can easily point you in the direction to go, to make sure you properly rescue your record.
Beats Music (beatsmusic.com), formerly MOG, is a streaming service similar to Rdio and Spotify. Launching in early 2014, the new kid on the block packs the power of having some of the biggest names in the business behind it, including Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Trent Reznor and visual genius Rob Sheridan. While this is impressive, Beats carries a nearly identical catalog to Spotify and Rdio, but does offer an amazing graphical interface along with some other fun features.
Promoting Your Music On Beats - You can use TuneCore, CD Baby, Distrokid and ReverbNation to aggregate your music to Beats. Once it’s there, Beats takes care of the rest. The big difference between Beats and the rest is they pride themselves on their curated playlists. Having your music on the service allows you to be added to these playlists and have fans share them with their friends.
You can also make playlists and link them all across the Internet. This is as easy making a playlist and then clicking the chain link button or Tweeting and Facebook sharing it from the page you’re on. You can make a playlist of your discography, your local scene or even your friend’s music and link the page on your website or on your social networks. Like Rdio and Spotify, you can also link to any album by clicking the above-mentioned buttons. Use Beats to promote your record on your site and give fans a free way to listen to your music on the service.
Selling Merch On Beats Music – Using TopSpin’s ArtistLink you can setup merch to be sold on Beats Music (setting it up allows you to do the same on Spotify as well). This means when fans see your page and enjoy your music you can easily like them to your merch store to sell to them.