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Who The Heck Is Wendy Day?

November 18, 2016 by

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Wendy Day, Rap Coalition, industry guru, artist advocate

Streaming Income

September 13, 2016 by

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By, Wendy Day Six months ago, on this blog, I wrote an article about streaming that showed how much a new independent rapper was earning from streaming (https://wendyday.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/the-realities-of-streaming-music-for-artists/). Here are the streaming income figures five months later: Single streams: Apple Music — 0.005103035 per stream — 196 streams=$1.00 Aspiro — 0.001676301 per stream — 597 […]

A Necessary Business Plan (For Your Career)

August 4, 2016 by

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By, Wendy Day A business plan is a necessary tool for anyone starting a business or anyone planning to make money with their music (selling music, performing, selling merchandise). It forces you to think about how to succeed, how to move forward, what that will cost, what obstacles you might hit and how to overcome […]

Distribution

April 21, 2013 by

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By, Wendy Day A very important aspect of selling your own music is getting it to the consumers via digital download sales sites and getting CDs into retail stores. Getting onto digital sites is as easy as uploading the music–it takes up no retail space, so it’s relatively easy to get accepted onto any music […]

Frustrated Artists -OR- Stuff That Doesn’t Necessarily Lead To Success PART 1

April 11, 2013 by

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By, Wendy Day I’m overhearing a conversation with a frustrated artist. It’s not that I’m eavesdropping, it’s that I can’t miss it. It’s occurring in my living room. An up and coming artist is asking for advice and he’s desperate to “get on,” and he’s doing what he thinks will get him a deal. But […]