People in the Music Industry

A Brief Inquiry Into Indie Media & Literacy

A Brief Inquiry Into Indie Media & Literacy

My grandfather told me that he had a free Dunkin’ Donuts coupon thanks to a Facebook post. My mom, skeptical, called me to inspect it. Sure enough, it was from a fake fan-page that was posting counterfeit coupons. Why is this relevant? With the internet we have access...

How to Pitch a Music Mag, And Other Words of Wisdom

How to Pitch a Music Mag, And Other Words of Wisdom

So, you fancy yourself a music writer? You have a piece or are working on a piece, saw a show, interviewed a band or want to review a new album, yes? Okay, how do you go from unpublished to published? You must write a pitch letter, also called a query letter or cover...

Publication Week Q&A

Publication Week Q&A

What first made you decide to move forward with putting together your own site? Publication Week is dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge about music publications both big and small; We gathered some questions to find out a little bit...

Tips on Booking the Right Gig

Tips on Booking the Right Gig

Booking a show when you’re first starting off can seem a daunting, overwhelming task with no clear start. Getting multiple rejections, and figuring out how fit yourself into the right space would make anyone discouraged.  But with the...

“Don’t apologize for being a work in progress.”

“Don’t apologize for being a work in progress.”

You may have seen Emma Zanger’s work featured on Beyond The Music a couple months ago as the winner of our Editing Contest. Emma’s consistent color schemes, social media honesty and atypical ability to thrive within chaos makes her unique and exemplifies the different...

How Booking a Show Really Works

How Booking a Show Really Works

There are a lot of moving parts in the music industry. For just one show there is the artist, their crew, stage production, security, ushers, bartenders, audio and light engineers; the list goes on. One of the most crucial roles is the person...

Curing Writer’s Block

Curing Writer’s Block

Writer's block: it happens to everyone. You sit down to write a blog, introductory email, or chapter of your book and nothing comes to mind. Over time, this can become greatly discouraging and may hinder people from working on their creative projects, Here are a few...