Feb 9, 2015

What makes a great singer?

Bob Dylan has been called many things: legend, icon, troubadour, singer of protest songs, surrealist, Christian rocker, amazing vocalist.
Wait. What? Amazing vocalist?
I’m actually being serious. I think Dylan is an incredible singer — but he’s also been the butt of a billion jokes […]

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Feb 9, 2015

Enter to win a Taylor guitar, CD production, and global distribution

All this could be yours

Our friends at Disc Makers, Backstage, and Taylor Guitars have teamed up to give you the chance to win an amazing prize package from Taylor Guitars that includes a 214ce SB DLX guitar, guitar bag […]

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Feb 5, 2015

5 strategies to get your fans sharing your music

Spreading the word about your music is a big task, especially when you also need to dedicate your time to your music and maybe even a day job. However, you actually have a huge team of marketers out there just waiting to promote your music – your fans […]

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Feb 4, 2015

5 not-so-obvious ways for you to make money from your music

There’s an article in the most recent issue of Performer Magazine called “5 Not-So-Obvious Revenue Tips For Musicians,” written by Michael St. James.
I thought it was informative and gives some good tips, such as making sure you get vocal-only mixes […]

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Feb 3, 2015

If you only have $100 to spend on marketing your music, here’s what to do

[This article was written by Tyler Allen and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.]
Your band is an investment. You’ve probably already spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on equipment like PA systems, stands, strings, new instruments, and a plethora of other equipment, right? It […]

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Feb 3, 2015

The ONE thing you need to get your music project funded: grant proposals 101

[This article was written by guest contributor Brandon Waardenburg.]
Hire a writer who has already submitted a successful proposal for the same funding you are applying for.
There, that’s it. You can stop reading now (not recommended), or continue on (very recommended) to find […]

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Feb 2, 2015

How much should your band tour?

In this video segment from CreativeLive, music manager Mike Mowery (of Outerloop Management) answers these questions: How much should you tour? What is a band’s market saturation point? And how does this change as you build a bigger following?
Check out the video above […]

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Feb 2, 2015

Nine live music marketing activities that take five minutes or less

[This is an excerpt from Bob Baker’s new book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less.]
As much as I love the Internet and all the potential it holds to connect with fans, nothing beats a live show […]

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Jan 27, 2015

6 ways to persuade people to sign up for your band’s email newsletter

[This post was written by Hugh Mcintyre and it originally appeared on the SonicBids Blog.]
These days, everybody’s email inboxes are fuller than ever, and people are becoming more and more selective about what newsletters they sign up for. If it doesn’t […]

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Jan 26, 2015

5 ways to actively grow your fanbase

[This article was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, and songwriters. He is also the founder of Berklee Online, co-author of The Future of Music book, and a member of […]

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