Should You Still Market Your Music Offline? One Man’s View

Should You Still Market Your Music Offline? One Man’s View

Gone are the days when putting up a few posters and spreading the word is enough to market a show. Getting people out to your gigs is hard work. And, that’s honestly just the beginning – artists need to promote their website, social media accounts, email list, merch, musical releases and more. The good news…

Steinway Piano Price Revealed! New & Used Ranges, & What Impacts Cost

Steinway Piano Price Revealed! New & Used Ranges, & What Impacts Cost

Owning a Steinway piano is a dream aimed for by many serious pianists. Steinways are world renowned for their quality and name. While they are not the most expensive pianos in the world, they are nevertheless quite pricey. Okay, super pricey. Luxury pianos like Fazioli and Bosendorfer will take the cake as far as price…

7 Major Record Labels & Some Of Their Notable Acts

7 Major Record Labels & Some Of Their Notable Acts

There are thousands of record labels around the world putting out music every day – too many to keep track of. Big or small, record labels are an important part of the music industry’s ecosystem. They fund recordings, market them, distribute them, develop artists and disseminate music. Most labels are small operations putting out local…

8 Best Piano Makers, & Which Of These Brands Is Right For You

8 Best Piano Makers, & Which Of These Brands Is Right For You

When you’re in the market to purchase your first piano or looking to upgrade to a high-end piano, knowing your brands and doing your research is key. In this guide, we’re going to list the eight best piano brands in the world, so that you have frame of reference when you’re purchasing a piano. Obviously,…

Piano Vs Violin, Which Should You Learn? Pros & Cons Compared

Piano Vs Violin, Which Should You Learn? Pros & Cons Compared

When people are deciding to learn an instrument, piano and violin are two common first choices. These are both common instruments to start your kids on as well. There are good reasons these instruments are considered good first instruments – they both teach musicality, sight reading and theory. And, they both have a wealth of…

8 Types Of Pianos Compared With Pictures! Size, Style & More Covered

8 Types Of Pianos Compared With Pictures! Size, Style & More Covered

As far as instruments go, pianos are diverse. There are few other instruments that range so widely in size, shape, sound and history. From acoustic pianos to digital pianos to synths to spinets, it’s hard to know where to begin. I’m going to give you a primer on the different kinds of pianos you might…

How Much Do Songwriters Make Per Song, Per Stream & In Other Situations?

How Much Do Songwriters Make Per Song, Per Stream & In Other Situations?

Nobody started writing songs because they wanted to make money, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen! There is a large infrastructure in place designed to collect royalties for songwriters and there are publishing companies that exist solely to make money off of songwriters and to help them make more money. It’s hard to give…

15 Best Piano Books For Beginners 2024, Adults & Kids Options Compared

15 Best Piano Books For Beginners 2024, Adults & Kids Options Compared

Whether you’re teaching yourself piano or taking lessons from a professional, you’ll probably end up learning from a piano method book. There are dozens of them out there, but there are a few clear winners. Your piano teacher will probably have a method book that they use as curriculum. If so, I would recommend using…