The Secret to Making Viral Videos in The Modern Music Industry ft. Steve Zilberman

Here's how to step up your (viral) video game!

Few guests have the resume that Steve Zilberman can boast.

His video views on combined projects alone have reached nearly 2 BILLION and he's not stopping any time soon.

Starting his career in a band touring the country, he noticed the potential for Youtubers to blow up when he started working with Cherdley's after a short series of documentaries. After taking the first six videos viral with Cherdley's, Steve began working with countless artists from Oliver Tree, Bria & Chrissy, and now, Benny Blanco and Bella Poarch.

His strategy is founded in A/B Testing and jumping into the trends with both feet while they're hot. He reveals so much of what has gifted his clients their success and urges folks to make multiple types of the same content with some TikTok cheat codes of sorts.

Tune in for more industry secrets about virality, the power of the meme, and other content tips.

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5 Captions Guaranteed to Stop Your Fans from Scrolling

Curious about how to make your fans click on your videos?

One of the most important pieces when posting anything to your fans is the way you say something!

Your fans consume soo much content every day!

So we need to dial into the subconscious sometimes when talking to new fans and sometimes those that are sitting on the fence for our offers!

Our Head of Marketing Willy Chill shares 5 main captions (headline) topics he follows for Artist Collective videos and our clients' videos that drive engagement, views, followers, subscribers, and most importantly ROI!

  • First caption group 2:00
  • Second caption group 3:30
  • Third caption group 5:10
  • Fourth caption group 6:40
  • Fifth caption group 9:00

How do you normally caption or headline your videos? Lemme know in the comments!

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What Booking Agents Won't Tell You About Booking Gigs | ft. Kyle Weber of Indie on The Move

Artists, musicians, bands -- Are you (finally) ready to hit the road? This episode is for you!

Kyle Weber of Indie On The Move is one of the most seasoned booking experts in the country!

In this episode of the MICPodcast, you'll get a clear vision of the booking landscape in 2021 and beyond with some great tactics to be seen!

Indie On The Move has guided thousands of musicians across the country to find bandmates, local showcases, and even piece together national tours using the super simple profile options. Not only have they created the largest live music venue database, but they regularly connect with the talent buyers and agents involved to make sure their contacts are regularly updated!

We've truly recommended this super affordable platform to countless artists and use it ourselves regularly. The college booking database and blog sections are also chocked full of valuable contacts and articles.

Even our CEO Evan Price booked his first national tour almost a decade ago...

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Welcome to The Brand New MICPodcast! ft. Your Host, Vinnie Hines of Artist Collective

CALLING ALL Music Artists, Producers, Singer/Songwriters, and everyone else in the music industry...

Welcome to the MICPodcast, the best podcast on the planet for developmental music brands.

At Artist Collective, we create profitable music businesses that attract lifelong superfans, and the first step in that journey is SUBSCRIBING!

Within just a few episodes, you'll get to hear from top-tier music biz professionals about their start in music, the reality of the modern industry, the strategies that got them where they are today, and how you can replicate their results on your own terms! You get all of this without the fear of 'false gurus' as we've hand-selected each guest based on their expertise and integrity, even giving you ways to add them to your network.

I'm your host Vinnie Hines and in this episode, we get reacquainted, checking in on the AC Team, the new Music Industry Entrepreneurs Facebook Page, and the exciting new Lifelong Superfan Program more than a dozen clients...

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How to Increase Your Spotify Streams with Your Own Playlist

There's a good chance if you're an artist on Spotify, you probably want more streams?

Good news -- CEO Evan Price uploaded an awesome video to our Youtube Channel recently breaking down how to Increase Your #SpotifyStreams with Your Own Playlist!

In this Spotify tutorial, Evan walks through how to #increasestreams to your music, but it's not about getting on other playlists, it's about building your own!

If your goals are to get more plays, grow your following, and start creating superfans, this video is your step-by-step guide.

Check out the video and let us know what you think in the Youtube comments!

IN THIS VIDEO
00:46 - Step 1- Choose A Vibe
03:10 - Step 2 - Name The Playlist
05:13 - Step 3 - Create Artwork
06:24 - Step 4 - Add Songs to Your Playlist
08:11- Step 5 - How to Promote it

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10 Ideas for Behind-The-Scenes Livestreams

It’s no secret that livestreaming has gone mainstream. Some of the biggest names in every industry have developed new technologies, changed their focus, and created new opportunities along the way.

For musicians, now that live music is on the horizon in several markets, that means looking at livestreams less like an alternative to live shows and more like an addition to them. And it’s already begun.

In a recent article from USA Today, Live Nation purchased livestream platform Veeps in January and have just recently begun installing livestream technology in more than 60 venues across the U.S. so far. Selected venues are regular tour stops, and any artist performing at one of them can basically flip a switch to livestream the gig, say when the event sells out. Performers can deliver backstage access and front-row viewing angles, the companies said.

What kind of exclusive access can indie artists provide?

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7 Easy Livestream Ideas for Musicians

Each week AC Leonard dives into content tools and tips to help you create a profitable music brand! Join him each Saturday for #ContentAndCoffee exclusively on our YouTube Channel.

THIS EPISODE: Livestream content ideas and live video tips from his new book 365 Livestream Ideas for Musicians!

Content ideas, let alone livestream ones, can be difficult to come by especially on a recurring basis. If this is an issue for you or you're just looking for a way to get started, check out the examples in this video!

Here's a quick rundown of the livestream ideas discussed, along with a clickable timestamp if you want to jump straight to one that piques your curiosity! 

04:18 Livestream Ideas for Musicians
08:23 Weekly Themed Livestreams on Facebook (Mel Senese)
11:15 Late Night Talk Show on Twitch (Rico Lewis)
13:05 Musician Interview Show on Facebook (Dee Rivers)
14:17 Virtual Open Mics on Facebook, Instagram (Fifth Star Band, Soul Motif)
15:50 Music Industry Interviews on Instagram...

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How To Get A Branded GIPHY Channel

Want your branded GIF's on Instagram stories? First you need to apply for a Branded Channel on GIPHY. Once accepted you will be able to create branded content on GIPHY including animated images, stickers for social media, and branded logos.

 

 

GIPHY Branded Channel Application - https://support.giphy.com/hc/en-us/ar...

Subscribe to the channel for more tips for independent artists, and check us out at www.artistcollect.com 

 

 Watch my YouTube video below on exactly how to apply!

https://youtu.be/zRwdmi5X8PU

 

Evan Price

Founder & CEO of Artist Collective

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Spotify, Distrokid and Fake Streams: Why Your Song Got Removed

Hey, ya'll! I figured it was time for a quick PSA about Distrokid and what's going on about Spotify and the takedown of 1,000's of songs...


It seems like everyone's been asking "what happened", "Who's in charge here"! Don't worry... this short and sweet post should clear any bit of confusion up real quick for ya... (no promises it'll make you feel good about it all though)! 

So over the last few days (starting at the beginning of the year (2021) Spotify removed about 750,000 songs from its platform. At first many began blaming Distrokid for the takedowns, but I believe this was only because Distrokid artists may have been hit by the takedowns first (remember Spotify has a small stake in Distrokid)! But over the course of a few days, other distributors also saw the sting of takedowns occurring with their artists as well... meaning it wasn't Distrokid that ordered the takedowns... it was Spotify themselves! 


 

So what happened?


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How Should Artists Use Clubhouse?

 

 

What is Clubhouse?

This new application is taking the digital world by storm. It started as a way for Hollywood celebrities and other moguls to connect with each other during the pandemic, it has now begun to grow into a social media platform in itself.

Taken from the Clubhouse Website:

"Clubhouse is a new type of network based on voice. When you open the app you can see “rooms” full of people talking—all open so you can hop in and out, exploring different conversations. You enter each room as an audience member, but if you want to talk you just raise your hand, and the speakers can choose to invite you up. Or you can create a room of your own. It’s a place to meet with friends and with new people around the world—to tell stories, ask questions, debate, learn, and have impromptu conversations on thousands of different topics.

Clubhouse is voice-only, and we think a voice is a very special medium. With no camera on, you don’t have to...

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