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Indie and DIY music artists and bands comprise 2.7% of the music market. Without label support, these bands need a way to upload and share their music. This is where the quite popular music platforms come in nowadays. These platforms offer bands a free or cheap way to upload and distribute their music, fund their projects, which can include whole EPs or albums, and – in general – perform their respective activities in the easiest and most convenient way possible. Music fans can

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There is a variety of challenges when it comes to providing management services. I think the first and main one is gaining the integrity and the confidence to operate in this whole field, you first have to establish yourself as a proper participant in the whole music cycle to a level where other music industry participants will acknowledge you as such because this business is more like a community rather than a typical conventional industry.

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What can an ordinary man or woman do to prevent humanitarian crisis somewhere half a world away or to stop the terroristic acts inside the country? Frankly speaking, a lot. And you know that this truth is backed by the idea that “music can change the world”. Well, a little concert is unlikely to solve an international conflict, but it can kickstart a fight for a good cause and raise funds for those in need. 

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As you are likely aware, there are many steps in the process of writing, tracking and releasing an album or EP. If you have ever made an album, you know there is no greater satisfaction than hearing back the mixes the first time. Oftentimes, writing a full-length album can take a year or longer. Seeing it all come together is quite a magical experience. 

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You have decided to run a crowdfunding campaign to fund an upcoming activity such as making a new album or embarking on a tour. If you are to make the campaign successful, you have much work ahead of you. Planning, strategizing, and most importantly execution are all vital to creating a successful campaign. In this article, we have broken down the major components to a campaign, providing suggestions about what to do and what not to do for each. 

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Everything is changing and music industry isn’t an exception. The shift in music consumption, digitalization and rapid technological development create the new challenges for the artists daily making it harder and harder for them to get long-term, sustainable revenues from their income. 

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When an artist gets into writing songs and playing gigs, typically they lead with their heart. It is a good thing these days, because it is even less of a guaranteed paycheck than before. That is saying great deal about the condition of the industry in general. Even as streaming is at an all-time high, musicians are making less and less. It does not really make sense, until you start shuffling through the information available.

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The goal of any artist is to get their music to the people. The beginning of the recording days was simple. The artist made a recording, typically financed by record company money. The record company then provided marketing support, distribution and if the act had a hit song - the record company would send them out on the road “in support” of the album, in hopes of selling additional singles. Not any longer. Most new artists struggle for years to get noticed by a major label, spend

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Show4me at Midem: Final Day Wrap-Up

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Today, June 7, 2019, Midem event has come to an end. However, for us, it's just the beginning of many future partnerships we are looking to start with all music industry professionals we've met at this business event. We are happy to have so many registrations of the artists and other music industry players on Show4me during Midem. 

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Show4me at Midem Day 2

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For Show4me team, Day 2 of Midem world’s leading music event in Cannes was jammed with impactful meetings with great people. We’ve had a chance to talk to so many music industry experts and discuss existing challenges the music industry is facing, its impact on overall music activities and most importantly - how Show4me can help to handle them.

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Show4me Music Interaction Network is becoming not just widely popular and valued among the artists, but it is also getting noticed by the top world's professional music media. Music Business Worldwide (MBW), the leading information service that provides insights and news for the global music industry founded by Tim Ingham in 2015, has recently featured Show4me describing it as ‘The Music Startup That Is Definitely Worth Keeping An Eye On’.

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We are happy to share with you a short video report on Day 1 (June 4, 2019) of Midem, one of the world's largest business events for the music industry professionals held since 1967 in France, first in Paris and later in Cannes around the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.  

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June 4, 2019 – Karen Chiftalaryan, Show4me founder and CEO announces the official introduction of the Show4me Music Interaction Network to key music industry players at Midem international B2B music event in Cannes, France. It is the first time when the upgraded version of Show4me is presented to artists and music industry professionals after its official release in April 2019.

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Gig in a Week

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Searching the web, you get the feeling that everyone in the music industry is constantly bragging about how troublesome and time-consuming it is for artists to organize a gig or a concert. What if somebody told you that it is as simple as organizing a little home party? Buckle up! You are about to find out how to book a gig in a week!

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As an artist, you all want to focus entirely on your MUSIC. Your passion is in writing, recording, and performing your music and that’s what got you involved with the music industry in the first place. You must have never thought about all the “fun” business and legal aspects of building a career as an artist when you fell in love with music. These aspects, although there’s so much less fun in them, are vitally instrumental to your success in your music career.

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You’ve all probably heard “You were always on my mind” hit love song written by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson. The song has 300 recorded releases in different versions and was performed by an uncountable number of artists including Elvis Presley and John Wesley Ryles. The name of the song made us wonder…

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Remember the times when loyal fans would create fan clubs in your name, buy magazines with the latest news about their favorite musicians, collect vinyl, CDs posters, branded T-shirts or travel to another city, even country just to hear you playing live at the concerts or live shows… Great times, right?

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Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft, a talented musician, songwriter and lead guitarist for American rock band Escape the Fate, Las Vegas, Nevada. Here at Show4me, we’ve been lucky to have him join our music community of creative artists and create his official Artist Club on the Show4me Music Interaction Network. We’ve had a chance to chat with Kevin personally in London catching him in the middle of his Europian tour. Watch the video interview below. 

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As an artist who is determined to professionally build a music career, you have a choice to make on how to fund your multiple music projects: use your own funds, find a label or other third party to provide the investments, or you can crowdfund. Crowdfunding is defined exactly how it sounds. A crowd is literally funding the project at hand, whatever that project might be. I’m sure you’ve heard about crowdfunding giant - Kickstarter. But, the type of crowdfunding we’ll be

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Money is like oxygen for businesses. The flow of oxygen into the human body ensures survival. Similarly, businesses rely on revenue to ensure its functioning. In today's music industry, an artist is as much a brand and a business as they are an actual musician. Many artists are reluctant to admit this fact, however. And it is hurting their ability to generate income. For proper success in both the short and long term, artists must now view themselves in this light. Failure to do so will

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Live music concert is an unforgettable experience for both artists and fans. If you had a chance to look behind the scenes, you probably would be amazed at how much craft it takes to organize a great live music concert. It requires strategic planning, thorough preparation, skillful marketing and professional execution of the concept artists have in mind for their shows. 

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The concept of crowdfunding has been around for centuries. In the recent times, the first noteworthy online crowdfunding campaign was in 1979 when $60,000 was raised to support the North American tour for the British rock band Marillion, the most commercially successful neo-progressive rock band in the 1980s.

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Limited Beta version of Show4me Music Interaction Network was opened to the artists on March 11, 2019 prior to the official release of the network in April 2019. It’s a one-time opportunity for indie artists to be the first to create a professional music business account – Artist Club and upload their music there. By doing so, musicians will prepare for promoting their art to their fans after the network is officially released to the public.

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UK-based company Wefuture Ltd has closed a $12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor on January 18th, 2019. The company will use the funds to transform its project Show4Me site from concert crowdfunding platform into a self-sufficient music interaction network. Its main goal is to open up new broader opportunities for the DIY musicians to succeed in the music industry compared to what concert crowdfunding could give.

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Musicians and their fans are separated from each other with Narrow Sea similar to the one of Westeros, and many strongly believe that it cannot be overcome. To cross the water, the music industry requires dragons and massive ships. The managerial and financial barriers and live event risks make artists` heads spin. Organization of the music event is associated with numerous fears. What if nobody comes? What if the expenses are not covered? Even the number of fans who generously like posts on

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