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Step up your music biz game and increase your Portland scene I.Q. with these informative guides and how-to articles. Plus, get more advice at MusicPortland's monthly First Monday meetups, watch past live streams of our #PDXmusic Biz Panels or listen to The Future of What.
It’s A Pandemic, Not A PanicBrookfield Duece - Jan 26, 2021
Hip-hop artist and music biz insider Brookfield Duece believes 2020 was potentially the best and worst year simultaneously for both humankind and our art.
Listeners Like YouKatelyn Convery - Mar 5, 2020
Each dollar spent on local music supports all corners of the creative economy.
Professional Recording for (Not Quite) Professional MusiciansChris Santella - Feb 28, 2020
For newbies (and old hats), learn about the studio experience, how to evaluate an engineer, and what you can do to get ready from the pros at local studios B-Side, Revolver, Bathrobe Records, Burn...
Luddites and the Digital EmbraceOlivia Awbrey - Nov 5, 2019
It’s no wonder many musicians feel like they need to be marketing agents first and musicians second. Olivia Awbrey chats with Seattle's Kinski about their pre-digital days and the influence of...
Her Unsung HistoryChris Young - Oct 31, 2019
Musician and illustrator Rachel Frankel sheds light on important musical biographies, setting the stage for a formidable future that’s female. Hear Frankel talk about her book 'She Can Really Lay...
An Icon Is BornHarris Newman - Sep 11, 2019
Jamie Mustard has cracked the code for why certain songs endure over time—and he’s willing to share the formula.
Food at the Top of the BillChad Walsh - Aug 23, 2019
Try these top eats at Portland music venues.
The Road to Redemption: How to Eat Healthy on the RoadChad Walsh - Aug 23, 2019
Portland musicians John Craigie, Laurie Shook of Shook Twins, and The Slants' Simon Tam talk about how they maintain a healthy diet while touring more days than not.
Feed Your SensesBess Meade - Jun 12, 2019
Pairing Portland’s best musical dispensaries, munchies and Mary Jane. Illustration by Rosie Struve
How to Sell OutChris Young - May 1, 2019
And make a living from your music! Learn about licensing, partnership and sponsorship when our Get Paid! panel series continues at the Doug Fir on Sunday, May 19. Join Vortex, MusicPortland and...
Musician Loading Zones Launch In PortlandChris Young - Mar 13, 2019
Working musicians can now apply for and receive a free permit to use select commercial loading zones at 16 Portland venues thanks to the advocacy of MusicPortland and Fair Trade Music PDX as well...
How to Get On The Road (Again)Chris Young - Jan 29, 2019
It all starts at home... and you can learn how to book, promote and tour when our Get Paid! panel series continues at the Doug Fir on Sunday, February 10. Join Vortex, MusicPortland and J-Fell...
Made In PortlandChris Young - Nov 16, 2018
Meet the Portlanders who are crafting innovative, world-renowned instruments, gear and technology—fueling our music scene and economy—right here in your own backyard. Photos by Sam Gehrke
How to Sell Your MerchChris Young - Oct 12, 2018
Get Paid! is our new panel series with MusicPortland and J-Fell Presents. Our first quarterly session is all about creating, marketing and selling your merch. Come to the Doug Fir on November 4...
The Mystery of MasteringTim Karplus - Jul 16, 2018
Fortunately, Portland has plenty of skilled engineers with various stylistic strengths that’ll match your music.