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When to Release Your Album - Month by Month

Posted by on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, In : Career Advice 



I've read at least a dozen articles with people who make sweeping claims like “Don’t release in January” that quite honestly don’t have any idea what they’re talking about. When you should release your album depends on A LOT of factors and there’s no simple reason why you should pick one month over another. It all has to do with what your plans are AFTER the release. Let’s take a look.

January Boom - In the last few years there has been a big push to get major label artists to re...
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The Art of Self Promotion

Posted by on Sunday, October 16, 2016, In : Marketing & Promoting 



You sold the talent buyer, booked the gig, and are fine tuning the perfect set to blow the minds of a packed house full of soon to be die-hard fans. The last thing you want is to play your hearts out to a half empty room. Sure, the venue marketers will promote the show and do their best to fill the space, but don't just sit back and hope the room is filled with warm bodies come show time...get out there and make it happen!

Go Viral

There's a lot you can do as an artist to create some hype for y...

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10 Reasons Why You Need A Website

Posted by on Saturday, October 15, 2016, In : Building Your Brand 



1. It’s often the first thing people see.

1st impressions count and they’re often impossible to erase.

2. They allow you to showcase your true personality.

Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and all those other social networks keep things pretty uniform across the board. There’s only so much of your personality you can infuse into your profile pages. Your website however, is all yours. Design it how you like, create any type of content you want, and infuse as much of your personality as possibl...

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How Do I Get My Stuff Featured on Music Blogs?

Posted by on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Marketing & Promoting 



Well I’d like to pose 4 different answers to your question...

PITCH

How is your pitch? Is your email readable, short, to the point, and professional? Many artists sabotage potential publicity because they don’t know how to pitch themselves. An email like “Hi My name is Music Maker and this is a song I wrote called ‘Birds’…’” might go over well for a 22-yr old girl who runs her blog out of her bedroom; but it’s not gonna fly for a 10-person staffed blog that has 100k followers ...

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7 Tips to Increase Your Exposure and Potential

Posted by on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Building Your Brand 



 "By now it’s apparent that there is a ton of music out there – over-saturation is a term you may hear often these days. For anyone getting involved with the music industry, there is always a need for more exposure and promotion. If an artist or a record label has it, they will sell better, simple as that.

Here are 7 quick tips that you can apply to increase your exposure and potential.

1. Consistency

There is so much material being released every single day that it’s hard to be noticed ju...

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The Best Way To Get New People To Listen To Your Music Is Not About Giving It Away…

Posted by on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, In : Marketing & Promoting 



 "This music is free! Go download it!”

I see this statement a lot, but offering your music for free doesn’t encourage new people to listen to it. Why? Because so much music is free now!

Here’s another statement quickly becoming a cliche:

“This [formerly on a major label band] is now going indie and needs your help! Support their Kickstarter!” It was an amazing story when Amanda Palmer did it; now it’s commonplace.

Note, I love Kickstarter and I love how we can offer our music for free...
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Why Bad Days Can Do You A World Of Good

Posted by on Sunday, October 9, 2016, In : Finding Inspiration 



If you’re a musician/singer/actress or other kind of creative person, you may find that you struggle to cope with the overwhelming amount of work you need to do and still manage to fit in your singing/monologue practice that will help you in the lead up to a gig or audition. I know. I’ve been there. And I know how hard it is to pick yourself up when the weather outside is miserable and you feel miserable too.

Here are my top 5 tips on how to combat those low days and still make good progre...
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Five Things To Consider When Launching A New Single

Posted by on Saturday, October 8, 2016, In : Marketing & Promoting 



Ready for the world to hear your brand new track after spending hours in the studio recording it? Not sure exactly how to go about it? You’re not alone! Understanding the moving parts behind a release is half of the battle, and we’re here to help. Let’s honor the time you spent toiling over the tracking process and do this right. This checklist is meant to be used as a resource as you plan your next single release.

So how can you successfully launch your new single into the ether a...
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Some Will Always Say You're Wrong

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, In : Career Advice 



Some people are into money. Some aren’t.

Some people are inspired by helping the needy. Some aren’t.

Some are into fame, power, and prestige. Others are into anonymity and freedom from responsibility.

It gets more interesting when you realize people have different preferences in the different parts of their life. Famous online, but anonymous in their local community. Generous with time, stingy with money. Introvert when working, extrovert when not.

You have to know your preferences well, beca...
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The Lazy Way To Sell Your Music Online

Posted by on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Career Advice 



Here's the good news:

These days if you want to sell your music online it is pretty damn easy.

You find a nice music distribution service, upload your songs and BAM… you are worldwide.

Your music is blasted out all over the world in less than an hour.

Here's the real bummer.

This is the point where most every Indie musicians stop. They think “Hey, I just released my music to the world. Break out the Pabst Blue Ribbon and lets party [high faves all around].”

That is the lazy way to sell your m...
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