HAMMERHEAD BLOG

HAMMERHEAD BLOG presents a candid discussion pertaining to the ever evolving Music Industry. Written exclusively by Mark “The Shark” Druery. This series of articles covers everything from how to get your music on Satellite Radio to how to set up your own Regional Tour. No matter if you’re a seasoned professional or a DIY Artist looking to make your statement to the world, HAMMERHEAD BLOG covers it all.

Give Your Music Wings With Song-Angel

The modern business of making music starts online, and when it comes to networking with quality professionals, Song Angel knows no equal. Setting up an account with Song Angel is free and takes a fraction of the time it does to start up the average social media profile, and with …

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2020 – A YEAR IN REVIEW

2020 was the most unpredictable of years, but if you think it was without one heck of a strong soundtrack, you definitely haven’t been keeping up with the Indieshark release radar in the past twelve months. Aside from incredible mainstream sounds from The Weeknd, a maturing Taylor Swift, the compelling …

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2019 – A YEAR IN REVIEW

2019 was a landmark year for independent music on multiple fronts, and while there have been no shortage of intriguing trends to follow in the last twelve months, certain movements – surreal pop, the reprisal of melodic hip-hop and self-aware country music among them – were simply impossible to ignore. …

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Barcodes

I recently attended a SWSW Music and Media Conference in Austin Texas. The first day I was there I witnessed a punk band walk over to give a Top Music Executive one of their latest CD’s following a hot live performance. Everything was going fine until she turned the CD …

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PRO Affiliation

So we’re not talking about PRO as in “music professional”. The PRO we’re going to look at in this installment is an acronym for Performance Rights Organization.  A PRO is one of several organizations that are highly beneficial to producers, songwriters and musicians and if you’re a studio owner or operator, …

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Don’t be a “yes” Artist

For new bands, artists, writers the music business will probably not be a lucrative venture at first. It’s so true that you have to start somewhere, and you must prove yourself on a smaller scale before you can do it on a larger scale. It can also be said that …

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What makes an Effective Band Manager

Any band or artist that’s either paid their dues, or spent time on the Front Lines knows how much work is involved in becoming a paid professional. Logistically it can be way to much for a band to handle, and it’s easy to get in way over your head. If …

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