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The Musician’s Institute Guide to Monetizing Your Music

The Musician’s Institute Guide to Monetizing Your Music

If you’re a musician, chances are that you’re hungry to monetize your talent. The fastest way to increase revenue? Swap getting signed by a label with uploading your tracks to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, and more. The key is to develop a solid marketing and...

Essential TikTok Tips and Tricks for Musicians

Essential TikTok Tips and Tricks for Musicians

TikTok has exploded in the past year. With more and more creators posting daily content on the platform, it seems that TikTok is the place to be for everybody, including musicians. For anybody who has no idea what TikTok actually is, it is a social media platform that...

THROUGH THE LENS

Through The Lens is our weekly series where we highlight current students and faculty, capture them on campus and ask them about their inspirations, advice and beyond.

#TBT

#TBT Michael Ruff Visits MI ( With Sheryl Crow as Back-up Singer)

#TBT Michael Ruff Visits MI ( With Sheryl Crow as Back-up Singer)

A while back, we shared this pretty sweet find from the MI vault: a performance by Michael Ruff, with a very young Sheryl Crow singing backup! Ruff is a multiple Grammy Award nominated songwriter and producer, who has released many solo albums. He has written, toured...

#TBT Jaco Pastorius

#TBT Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius is widely considered one of the most influential bassists of all time, so to celebrate our first #TBT post, here are some Jaco performances that’ll inspire you to get you back into the practice room real quick! Opening for Joni Mitchell. Weather Report...

#TBT Black Veil Brides Conversation Series

Back in early 2015, Hollywood based band Black Veil Brides came by to the Concert Hall at MI to discuss the untold stories and secrets to success in the music industry from a band walking the walk. Black Veil Brides talked about breaking in, the recording process, and...

PROFILES

Panelist Spotlight: Adam Blackstone

Panelist Spotlight: Adam Blackstone

Musicians Institute is proud to bring some of the best working musicians onto our campus to inspire our students and give them insight into what a career in the music industry holds. With this new series on our blog, we will start to highlight upcoming clinicians or...

The Life And Career Of MI’s Own: Francis Buckley

The Life And Career Of MI’s Own: Francis Buckley

Grammy Award®-winning record engineer Francis Buckley’s broad range of experience has seen him occupy the studio seat for breakout bands, established chart-toppers and Hollywood films. Buckley started out working at W.E. Studios in Redondo Beach in 1979. He then went...

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