Submit Your Music for the Independent Music Awards

Back again, the Independent Music Awards are providing members of The Orchard with a bonus Free Song entry to the program's 18th annual edition. Click HERE to enter in any Album, EP, and Producer category, and you’ll receive a coupon with your receipt to su...

Beyond The Video: Engaging With Your Fans On YouTube

With the launch of Official Artist Channels and YouTube Music, it can be easy to forget that there’s an entire world of YouTube beyond delivering your music and videos. Whether you’re operating as a label, an artist, or a vlogger, using the in-platform int...

Sharing Music On Socials Has Never Been So Easy

There’s one big question that drives the music industry forward: “Where do consumers find new music?” A large (and most accessible) response is: social media. Following the demand, streaming services want to make it as easy as possible to connect to...

New To Instagram: Creator Accounts, Chat Stickers & More

We’re more than halfway through the year, and you know what that means…INSTAGRAM UPDATES! Per usual, Instagram keeps giving us new features to try, along with continuous updates. So let’s dive into these changes and see how they can benefit your music. ...

VidCon: A Video Industry Must!

VidCon is the world's largest event for anyone involved or interested in online video and in building audiences. This year was the conference’s 10th anniversary, and it definitely surpassed all expectations. Despite the fact the event hosts tens of thousan...

Greater Visibility Is Just A Thumbnail Away

Think of Thumbnails as free billboards on YouTube. These visuals allow viewers to see a quick snapshot of your video content as they're browsing on the platform. Once a video is finished uploading, creators can either use an automatically generated thumbna...