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The Release Playbook: Pre-Release Setup

Preparing your release for success

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Background

Music Ally has developed 'The Release Playbook' series to help artists and their teams understand the different elements of a successful release set up and execution. The modules will cover what to consider and what to set up before release, activities on the day of release as well as post-release, in order to grow an artist's fanbase and drive engagement. They also offer useful checklists, examples and case studies.

In this first module, we will walk you through how to properly set up a release in advance: from compiling all necessary metadata, creating powerful release assets, preparing an Electronic Press Kit and setting up/optimising profiles on all important streaming and social platforms. We will also present all relevant image guidelines across key platforms to ensure your imagery is always on point. Throughout the module, we will recommend helpful tools for website building, email marketing, content creation and more. This introductory module will be a useful guide both for artists and teams that are set to release for the first time, as well as for seasoned artists and marketers who can return to this module to help them keep track of everything in the lead up to a release. It is designed to be a guide for anyone that is working on music releases - be that a musician, manager or label representative.


Lead Instructor


Marlen Huellbrock
Marlen Huellbrock

Marlen has a background in music and brand partnerships, initially working for Universal Music in Germany and Switzerland. She subsequently obtained a Masters in Music Business Management in London, further developing her expertise in areas such as integrated marketing campaigns and Intellectual Property and Copyright Management. Since joining the Music Ally team, she works across their marketing services and delivering training to a wide range of clients including the MMF and BPI. She also writes for the Sandbox publication analysing the latest marketing tools and case studies.



Frequently Asked Questions


How much are your courses?
Our individual modules are priced at $99 (ex. local sales tax). Our bundles (3 - 5 modules) are priced at $250 (ex. tax). Our full bundle containing all of our modules is priced at $999 (ex. tax).


What is your refund policy?
Any purchase cancelled within 14 days of payment will be eligible for a full refund unless you have already started the course. Once you begin the course, you will no longer be eligible for a full refund; and once a course is completed, with or without certification, you will not be eligible for any refund. If you have technical problems for whatever reason please contact [email protected]


I want to upgrade from a single module to the full bundle, can I still get a discount?
Yes you can! Email [email protected] and we can issue you a discount coupon.


Are payments recurring?
None of the charges are recurring. You will only be billed once for each module or bundle.


How long are your modules / bundles?
Between 20 minutes and just under an hour. The precise lengths of individual modules are visible before purchase. Bundles consist of between 3 and 5 modules and are offered at a discounted rate.


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