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I just launched the brand new Genera Studios forums! One of the main reasons I launched the forums was to provide a place for people to learn more about music marketing from myself and others. From my YouTube channel I get a lot of comments, emails, and DM's from people asking questions. While I did create a Discord to make it easier for people to connect, a forum provides another way to communicate thats even more useful long term. Check it out: https://forum.generastudios.com/ Even though the initial focus was to make a music marketing forum, it made sense to also provide sections...
I'm a huge fan of using Facebook and Instagram ads to promote my music (and other people's music), but there are plenty of things to consider before you get into running ads or doing any type of music promotion. In this post we'll explore 7 tips you should do before paying for music promotion. To get an outside perspective I reached out to Adam Ivy, and he made an awesome video for my channel. You can watch that right under this paragraph, and after that i'll break through each of these topics with my own perspective so you have two sides...
I recently purchased an Oculus Quest because I wanted to get into VR, but I only use Mac computers at home. While I bought the Quest with the assumption i'd only ever be able to play games on the Quest store, I started seeing online that it was possible to do things like sideloading and setting up Oculus Link to play additional games. Eventually after some trial and error I actually managed to get to the point where i'm playing Half-Life: Alyx on my iMac with my Oculus Quest. Before we dive into it I want to point out that this is...
Recently #WomenCrush Music announced a nationwide virtual tour to support and connect local music communities across 15 cities. Beginning in August, the organization will be partnering with local venues and sponsors at each tour stop, donating proceeds to participating venues and artists. You can find a full list of cities and a link to RSVP here. During the COVID-19 pandemic, #WCM, like many other organizations, have had to navigate how to best support their communities and come together, while staying apart. This has meant shifting their showcase programming to virtual, hosting weekly Instagram Live sessions featuring artists from their nationwide...
Kiani Alexandra is a relatively new songwriter / vocalist in the Pop / R&B world, but her 5th release 'All Talk' has a sense of 'shine' usually only found from more seasoned artists. Typically i'm not into R&B that much, but the heavy infusion of Pop and Electronic Music elements makes it a win for me. Kiani's voice and ability to sculpt catchy melodies is a highlight here for sure, but the instrumental and production is also incredibly well done. Check it out on Spotify! Listen in our Modern Pop & EDM 2020 Playlist!
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