Like in the music business, people are commonly familiar with polished, radio-ready tracks. No one wants to listen to an unmixed draft version of your song on Spotify. In the same way, the social media community expects high-quality images that are edited to look beautiful and professional – especially if you represent a music brand or label. In today’s world, an image without a “cinematic” filter is quite unusual and is probably not so valued by the Instagram community. We show you our top five apps to take your content and therefore, your Instagram profile to the next level!Continue reading →
ForTunes, a data analytics service that is developed to help all kinds of music creatives, (independent) label managers and producers engage with their online data. After the account setup, the app collects all data from the common social media platforms and music streaming services. ForTunes was developed by a team of eight music and tech enthusiasts based in Vienna, Austria. The team has a great mission to put comprehensive Data Analytics at the fingertips of millions of music creators. Let us have a closer look at its functionalities.Continue reading →
Vampr, initially released in May 2016, is a location-based mobile platform that was developed to facilitate networking, music discovery and communication between creatives of the music industry such as musicians, songwriter, producers or other industry professionals. The startup was founded by the two Australian musicians Josh Simons and Barry Palmer and is based in Los Angeles. Being part of Apple’s “Best of 2017” app list, Vampr facilitated over 3,5 million connections between creatives until November 2018. In the following, we will take a closer look at the app’s functionality and use.Continue reading →
Doing international business by having customers or business partners from all over the world is always exciting, but also can be tricky sometimes. Different time zones, currencies, languages and connectivity can complicate the daily work. By using the right professional tools, you can control those constraints, and you can handle your international business without further headaches. In the music industry and the associated creative industries, we usually do not know borders and frequently collaborate with people from everywhere on the globe. Let me show you five handy tools that facilitate your international business!Continue reading →
In the first post of this two-part article, we mainly looked at apps with whom a busy and complex daily life (including work and personal life) can be fundamentally organised. Next up I will present you the promised 5 remaining apps of this list, which might optimise your professional workflow.
The beginning of my bachelor studies was the tipping point of the fundamental change of my general organisation. A large number of complex projects came along with the university life, which immediately required an independent time management. Besides, the computerisation at the university was a large readjustment for me, who was coming from a grammar school writing non-stop with pen and paper. All these alterations called for help! In the following list I present you my 10 most commonly used apps which guide me through my everyday work and private life. Due to these little helpers, I am able to increase my productivity enormously for the simple reason that they save me a lot of labour and time.