This weeks top Social media for Musicians News Stories


David Karp is leaving Tumblr by the end of the year handing it over to current CEO via @techcrunch

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking site. A well-branded creative space with 229 million users primarily in the creative world.

What makes Tumblr unique is
1) It’s easy for users & fans to share your blogged content
2.) It’s a super free format to use tat supports youtube video, spotify links, images, and anything else you can think of putting on it.
3) Hashtags can be use to get your content into social streams and you can also auto share it to other social networks like twitter

Tumblr pages to see:


Sign up with SoundExchange
SoundExchange collects royalties for the digital transmission of a sound recording. Think satellite radio or Pandora. These royalties are paid to the artist, performers, and label — not the songwriter and publisher — so if you’re the artist and/or label, you can collect these in addition to any publishing royalties generated for the use of the underlying composition.

Like lots of royalties, if they go unclaimed for too long they’ll disappear, so register with SoundExchange today to collect what’s yours.


Earn Publishing Royalties from your gigs.
Are you earning publishing money from the shows you’re already playing?
Do you make original music? Do you play that music live?  If so, you can earn publishing royalties from your gigs — but most musicians never take the simple steps to collect this money. In order to receive performance royalties from concerts you play you need to submit the list of songs you performed at any given concert, gig, or live performance, otherwise known as a “setlist” to your affiliated Performing Rights Organization (P.R.O.). Venues, bars and restaurants license music from the P.R.O. to play in their establishments. If you perform registered works in those establishments, you are entitled these publishing royalties. Submitting your setlists and other performance information allows your P.R.O. to track and pay you the royalties you earn from each live performance.

Most PROs will have a portal within your songwriter account where you are able to input live performance information. The process varies depending on your P.R.O., but in each case you will fill out a form with basic information regarding your performance including setlist, date & time, and location. Every song that you perform should be included in your setlist. This includes unregistered works as well as cover songs. Unregistered works are unable to generate earnings until they are registered. Earnings generated from performing cover songs are to be paid to the songwriters and publishers affiliated with the song(s).

Here’s a list of PRO’s.


Musician on LinkedIn..
LinkedIn is only for professionals. Many people use it to get jobs or connect with those in their fields of industry. This is what you should be doing too. A LinkedIn profile has tons of benefits, the biggest being increasing your contact list. LinkedIn being a purely professional site means that when you send a contact request, it will probably be accepted. No one gets on their LinkedIn account to look at the newest cat video. There are a lot of music industry professionals on LinkedIn and if you’re planning to build a profitable music career, you’ll need them.




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