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Resolution Series: Resolutions in Action

January 20th, 2021|

As we welcome another week of 2021, we wanted to hop back into the spirit of resolutions! This week we are going to feature a couple of artists that hit the ground running and continue to make an impact. These are your resolutions in action!

Artist Showcase Series: Rocco

January 19th, 2021|

Rocco is a writer, singer & producer whose sound blends the grit of A-Boogie and the pop sounds of Justin Beiber. This fresh new take on a genre has proven successful as Rocco begins his foray into streaming.

Artist 2 Artist Season 2 – New & Improved!

January 18th, 2021|

WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER SEASON OF ARTIST 2 ARTIST! That's right, the team is back and better than ever. We have a jam packed year ahead of us, full of great guests, a new format & even more opportunities to be a part of the action!

News Feed for Artist Republik

January 15th, 2021|

Artist Republik is not just a place to distribute your music. We also offer additional services to help you market your music and make your voice heard. But did you also know that you can post on a timeline just like Facebook or Twitter? THAT'S RIGHT! Artist Republik also has social networking features that can allow you to continue your pursuit of music through NEWS FEED.

2021 is Your Year!

January 11th, 2021|

So, 2020 is finally over. How are you going to make sure that 2021 is your year? We have made it through the storm and now we're just waiting out the rain. What did you accomplish in 2020?

Spotify Takes Down 750,000+ Songs!

January 7th, 2021|

In some breaking news from the independent music industry, Spotify has been taking down songs that violate their terms of service. It has been reported that Spotify has taken down 750,000+ songs!

Happy New Year!

December 28th, 2020|

2020 is a year that will go down in history. If you're reading this then you are also part of that history. I can't say that it's been a good year by most measures but it was a year nonetheless. Instead of celebrating 2020 I think that most people will be celebrating LEAVING 2020 in the dust.

Happy Holidays from Artist Republik!

December 21st, 2020|

As we get into the bulk of the holiday season, the team at Artist Republik wants to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! No matter where you are or what you celebrate, we hope that you and your families are safe and happy.

Hot Holiday Music

December 14th, 2020|

This week's Music Industry Monday is a little different but I hope that it's fun! This week I will be discussing some of the hot holiday music that bless our ears throughout December according to Spotify. Enjoy!

How To Drop Your Music

November 23rd, 2020|

You've got a song, you're ready to distribute, & everything seems to be going as planned. But then you realize that you need to figure out WHEN to drop your song. Do you do it on a Friday? Monday? What is the BEST course of action when trying to determine when to release that music? You may have a lot of questions regarding this matter, but it's much simpler than you might think. This week, I am going to be walking you through how to drop your music.

Get Your Music Noticed

November 16th, 2020|

Are you the artist that's been putting out music but not getting a good return in streams? With the recent saturation of the music market, it's become harder and harder for up and coming artists to get their music noticed & heard.

Mental Health in a Hurting Industry

November 9th, 2020|

It's been a rollercoaster of a year. Especially for the music industry that was estimated to lose $10bn in live show sponsorships. Although the entire world is hurting from this pandemic, the music industry took a particularly hard toll.

VOTE!

November 2nd, 2020|

We are keeping this week's post short and sweet. Just remember, the outcome of this race will almost definitely impact the music industry for years to come! Get out, vote, & be safe Republik!

Republik Roundup: October Edition

October 26th, 2020|

Welcome back to another great edition of our Republik Roundup series. Every month we like to bring you a quick roundup of all the top news stories from the industry throughout the previous month.

Genre-Blending: Good or Bad?

October 12th, 2020|

In 2020, it's almost impossible to find a Billboard top song without multiple genre influences. I think that it is safe to say blending genres is the way of the future. What started as an outlet for young men and women in the Bronx has truly turned into a revolution of gigantic proportions.

Get Music PR with Artist Republik

October 9th, 2020|

Do you ever wonder how all of these big named artists get their song releases mentioned in music blogs? It all starts with music PR. Unfortunately, for independent artists getting PR is a hassle. You have to hire an agent who will then reach out to their contacts with the HOPES of getting your music written about.

Artist Showcase Series: Tommy Hill

October 6th, 2020|

This week's featured artist is Tommy Hill. Tommy Hill is a hip-hop artist from Houston, Texas that has grown immensely in his popularity in recent years. With over 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify & 60,000 followers on Instagram it's no wonder why he's achieved our Artist Showcase Series spot.

Kinekt: A New Way to Connect

October 5th, 2020|

This week's Music Industry Monday is a little different than what we're all used to. I had the opportunity to sit down and try out a new service called Kinekt, a mentorship & networking platform built for the EDM side of the industry. If you're into mentorship & growing as an Artist, keep reading, This one is for you.

Republik Roundup: September

September 28th, 2020|

Just like that, the month of September is already complete! How time flies...seriously. At the end of every month, we like to do a roundup of all the major news going on throughout the last few weeks. This is what we call the Republik Roundup for September. Enjoy, friends.

Should You Join a Label or Stay Independent?

September 7th, 2020|

It is one of the greatest questions that plagues the minds of artists everywhere. Should you join a label or stay independent? This question has become more and more of a serious deliberation in recent years thanks to the rise of independent streaming & a big move away from the record label's control.

Republik Roundup: August Edition

August 31st, 2020|

Scientists in Germany put on a concert to test some theories about the pandemic. The team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg developed this test called Restart 19. They brought in a large group of test subjects to track the risks of infection by coronavirus at indoor events such as concerts.

The Dorm-Room DJ Dogma

August 24th, 2020|

School is officially back in session (depending on who you ask) and thanks to the current state of the world anyone who is living on campus are most likely confined to their rooms. This is prime-time for any aspiring DJ to get down and dirty with their DAWs.

Playlist Curation with Artist Republik

August 14th, 2020|

Are you looking to get your music on to a major playlist? Are you a Curator looking to get more talent on to your list? With Playlist Curation on Artist Republik you can become a Playlist Master. At it's core, the Curator Hub is your one-stop-shop for all play-listing needs.

Artist Showcase Series: Farco

August 11th, 2020|

FEATURED ARTIST ALERT! We're starting our new Artist Showcase series with Farco. A 25 year old producer who was born & raised on the Jersey Shore. In 2018, Farco moved from the east coast to Los Angeles to pursue his music full time. Within the last month, Farco has released a single & a full EP titled "My Last Debut" with singer/songwriter collaborator Damian C. The self-released EP was distributed through Artist Republik and in just 3 days has garnered over 18,000 streams! Check out Farco's page, stream his music & follow his career. It's just barely getting started!

The Current State of Music Festivals

August 10th, 2020|

It has been a very sad year for music lovers everywhere. When the COVID-19 Pandemic broke out at the end of February, there was still hope for our beloved festivals to at a minimum, come back by October or November.

Jobs in the Music Industry: A Simple Guide

May 3rd, 2021|

Getting into the music industry can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. As technology continues to evolve, the barrier to entry has only gotten smaller and smaller. When most people think of the industry, they automatically assume that the industry is comprised of artists.

Hot New Talent- Who Is YS Reese?

April 29th, 2021|

YS Reese is a 21 year old artist from Kentucky. He has created his own flow and style over the course of him beginning music in his earlier years. With slapping rhythm and bouncy flows, he is an artist with talent that stands out.

SoundCloud Making Money Moves

April 28th, 2021|

SoundCloud Is Making Big Moves! SoundCloud is the first streaming platform to introduce fan-powered royalties. What does this mean for independent artists like you? You finally get the compensation you deserve! What Are Fan-Based Royalties? Typical streaming platforms reward mega

Artist Showcase Series: Sonny Sandoval

April 27th, 2021|

This week's showcased artist is Sonny Sandoval. Sonny is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the metal band P.O.D! He is a legend in the world of rock and we are very excited to have him as part of our newest tool, FeaturedX.

Setting Up Your Home Studio

April 26th, 2021|

Are you an artist in the market for a home studio? Many artists in this day and age are beginning to move towards home set-ups for a variety of reasons. For many, it's simple dollars and cents. The average cost of recording a song in the studio is around $50-$100 per hour of studio time!

S2E14: Nerve.fm and Monetizing Your Music (feat. John Waupsh)

April 22nd, 2021|

John Waupsh is the founder of Nerve.fm, a platform that we will be diving into heavily during this episode. Prior to founding Nerve, John spent 15 years leading Product Management, R&D and User Experience at Kasasa, a fintech company serving over 800 banks and credit unions and millions of consumers nationwide.

The Old Taylor Is Not Dead

April 22nd, 2021|

Whether you are a Taylor stan or not, you have to recognize what she is doing for the music industry. She is making big strides to correct the faulted system of management ripping artists out of the rights to their own music.

Understanding Stanley Ray

April 21st, 2021|

The young  Stanley released his debut album, "BabyBoy", on January 4, 2020. He has had great success so far with getting played on a few college radio stations, and just receiving his first gig as a background actor.

Artist Republik Acquires FeaturedX

April 20th, 2021|

Artist Republik is proud to announce an impactful acquisition to our ever-evolving marketplace with the introduction of Featured X. A leading site for musicians to successfully work together with other musicians.

From Boxer to Rapper- The Life of J Spaz

April 12th, 2021|

Born and raised in Philadelphia P.A., Joseph Chauncey Reaves aka J Spaz didn’t have your average childhood. Although he doesn't box any longer, he still has a mean punch. The punchlines in his songs are what he claims keeps him close to his first love.

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