To say this year has been full of ups and downs is an understatement. But amongst all the madness, we’ve all banded together to make it through. Throughout it all, we’ve done our best to put out as much positive, helpful content as we could. We hope our blog remained a stable resource in your arsenal this year. For those looking to reminisce, here are our top blog posts of 2021…
Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021
1. The Best and Worst Months to Release Music
No matter what time of the year it is, getting major traction on your new releases can be difficult. However, certain months will give you a better shot than others. To make the most of your release, choosing when to do it is half the battle.
Need some help? This post breaks it down and gives you the best and worst months to release your music to ensure the best results.
2. Why Independent Artists Should Beware of Streaming Fraud
Streaming fraud is a serious problem in the music industry. In a world that’s obsessed with stats, it’s understandable why. But the issue runs deeper than just buying streams. Even if you decide to work with a service that claims to be legitimate, they might be using the same illegal methods you’re trying to avoid. Faking success, whether intentional or accidental, is way more harmful to your career than helpful. It’s up to you to be conscious of scammers, bots, and misinformation, but we’re here to provide a helping hand. This post does just that.
3. How To Make Sure Every Collaborator Gets Proper Songwriting Credit
Great songwriting is the basis for some of the biggest hits ever created, and collaboration is one of the best tools to get them there. When it comes to joint songwriting, it’s important to decipher who will get credit for what before the song ever comes out. Even artists with the best relationships have experienced drama when it comes to splitting the profits at the end of the day.
Luckily, you can avoid these issues by adhering to a couple best practices along the way. This one shows you how to make sure every collaborator gets proper songwriting credit on your next track.
4. Best TikTok Hashtag Strategy for Musicians
Hashtags are important on pretty much every platform. With the right hashtag strategy, you can increase the reach, engagement, and visibility of your posts on TikTok in no time. Luckily, figuring out which hashtags are right for you is fairly simple. We’re trying to make it even easier with the help of this post.
5. 5 Ways To Increase Your Reach on TikTok
When we talk about the “reach” of your content, we’re referring the total number of people who actually engage with your content whenever you post. That means even if 500 people saw, liked, commented, and/or shared your video, your reach for that post is 500. Not sure if your TikTok is reaching as many people as possible? This post gives you 5 ways to help.
6. Everything You Need to Know About YouTube Premieres
Live streaming is a huge part of creator culture. As creators are evolving, so is YouTube. In an age full of new tech and shiny new features, the most logical next step for this platform was to create a way to evolve from the basic format of a prerecorded video, spoilers and all, into a new way to experience video content. And thus, YouTube Premieres was born. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
7. 5 Things You Should Know About YouTube Royalties
Many musicians benefit from YouTube royalties. However, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate on your own. Do you know where your royalties are coming from? If not, this post break it down so you know exactly what works and what doesn’t.
8. Best Music Industry Newsletters You Should Subscribe To In 2021
Newsletters serve as one of the easiest ways to stay up to date. Want to stay ahead of the game? Learn from the experts right from your inbox with some of the best email newsletters in the industry. This post gives you some of our favorites to check out right now.
9. Best Online Tools for Remote Music Collaboration
Contact may be limited, but creativity doesn’t have to be! There are tons of innovative online tools to help you keep working with your peers on your next banger without ever having to meet in person. Whether you need a vocalist, producer, guitarist or sound engineer, these platforms can connect you with creatives from all over the world.
10. 8 Types of Repurposed Content You Can Create From Your Music Videos
You put a lot of time and effort into creating the perfect music video. Get the most out of your efforts by repurposing that video into brand new content to share across the web. To help get the creative wheels turning, we came up with 8 types of additional content you can make from your original music video in this post.
Our goal always has been, and will always be, to help empower indie music in every way we can. The Symphonic blog is our way of spreading as many resources as we can to anyone who needs it. Just like that, 2021 has come to an end. So here’s to a new and better year! May it be filled with good health, good wealth, and new opportunities for greatness. ✨