MySpace – The Once & Future King?

Editor’s Note: Alex Horowitz is a music and tech blogger writing on behalf of Contested. Did we also mention he’s a musician? Check out his band [ghost this] and read his first post for us on Spotify. If you’ve followed a link to this blog post (it would be quite a feat to be reading … Continue reading

My Music, Inc.: How to Manage the Business of Selling Your Music

Disclaimer: Please note that IXiiV Records, LLC now goes by IXiiV Artist Consulting. You can email us at consulting@ixiiv.com. A musician is in essence the owner of a sole proprietorship, a business entity run by one individual. As a recording artist, you wear many hats – you’re the CEO, the secretary, the product manager, the … Continue reading

The New IXiiV Records

Disclaimer: Please note that IXiiV Records, LLC now goes by IXiiV Artist Consulting. You can email us at consulting@ixiiv.com. Deciding to pursue a career as a recording artist is a life-changing commitment. Successfully navigating through an industry where only the strong and savvy survive requires much more than talent and hard work. As technology and … Continue reading

5 Biggest Mistakes Artists Make on Twitter

Disclaimer: please note that IXiiV Records, LLC now goes by IXiiV Artist Consulting. You can email us at consulting@ixiiv.com. Twitter is a powerful marketing tool for independent artists. With it you can connect with your fans, share news, promote your music, and network with industry professionals. Over the past two years I’ve been actively using … Continue reading