GYROstream Blog

How to convert my art and audio for upload to online stores?



Many stores have strict requirements for audio and cover art uploads. If you are getting an error message trying to upload your assets follow these simple steps to convert your files.  ARTWORK Minimum Spec jpg/jpeg filename 3000 x 3000 pixels, exact square Under 10mb filesize How to check what size my image is? (Windows) In windows explorer, right click the image file, and click 'Properties' Click the 'Details' tab and... Read More

China Calling - Entering the age of a new music market



The China Syndrome is anuclear meltdown scenario so named for the fanciful idea that there would be nothing to stop the meltdown tunnelling its way to the other side of the world. The 1979 movie starring Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas was a hit, winning an Oscar nod and it still holds a 7.4/10 rating on IMDB for those playing at home. Was it a sign of things to come? Perhaps. Or perhaps it’s a China Syndrome in reverse for the music industry. For the first time ever independent music... Read More

Understanding an artists dream team


Brittney Kahl

As a new or emerging artist, the music world can often seem daunting to navigate on your own, or perhaps you’re an aspiring industry professional looking for career opportunities in the music business. Either way, we’ve compiled a list of key jobs to help you understand the industry professionals you may come across during your artistic career. Manager A manager works closely with the band to help make major decisions, business arrangements, and acts as the liaison... Read More

Forming your artist social media brand



It’s so much fun playing and releasing music but connecting with fans in the right way is an art of its own. Sometimes it seems so overwhelming having to keep up on your facebook comments, facebook messages, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, Spotify playlists, emails … the list goes on really.    We’ve got five pointers here below that will help you maximise (and hopefully simplify) your social media strategy and brand.   1. Have a consistent... Read More