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Independent Music Worldwide - A Spotify Music Discovery Playlist

Independent Music Worldwide Playlist 04/28/2019

The best independent, self-made music from across the globe. Here are the latest new cuts from the underground. Krigarè – Take On Me ALYA – Half of the Sun Voyce Memos – Division Sluka – Ready to Connect General Maynyrd Band – You’re the Type J’Moris – Do My Thang He Is Me – Let...

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Independent Music Promotions Playlist on Spotify

We’re constantly curating the music picks on our #IndependentMusic Worldwide playlist on Spotify. Genres covered range from electro pop and alternative to hip hop and doom metal and everything in between. If it’s good and it’s independent (label or artist), we’ll consider it. And you’ll most certainly be streamed alongside some other very awesome and...

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What To Do When Your Band Gets A Good Review

So you got a good review in a tastemaker publication. Not only that but you have all your shit set up properly so that the reviewer could link to your Bandcamp and you could start to collect some sales from it. So what do you do in order to capitalize on this and take the...

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Building Awareness For Your Band With Social Media Ads And More

So I sat down with a friend today and we started talking about band promotion and social media ads. As you might guess this is something that happens to me a lot. A lot a lot. One thing we talked about that I feel very passionately about is the importance of placing engagement far above...

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Content Marketing Monetization And Your Band

Something I get asked about a lot is how to use content marketing to make money. This is a big one and one that a lot of bands only really have a rough understanding of. It’s frustrating though because with a more thorough understanding of this bands would be more able to not just grow...

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Personalized Merch and your Indie Band

When bands ask me about fast ways to boost their income the number one answer that I have in nearly every scenario is ‘personalized merch’. How this looks can be different for everyone and I certainly think that you need to do some soul searching if you want to do it properly .But I thought...

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Cover Art And Your DIY Band

Cover art is a tricky thing. In some ways it is the most important aspect of an album because as much as we don’t want to admit it people DO judge albums by their cover so if the album has a shitty cover then people aren’t going to get it. If people don’t appreciate the...

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Thoughts on Instagram Promotion for your DIY Band

Something people are always asking me about is how to expand and enhance their Instagram followings. This is symptomatic of Instagrams recent boom, not just in popularity but also in engagement. With half a billion users, most of them young, this is the next generation of smartphone friendly and highly visual social media. I know...

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Nobody Knows Anything

by MATT BACON > The most frustrating part of the industry is dealing with the fine fact that you can’t really expect anyone to know things. This is a perpetual struggle I’ve run into time and time again, be it for smaller bands not getting that no, you can’t tour when you only have 200...

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When Your Main Dude Sucks

by MATT BACON > So earlier this month I wrote an article about the “Main dude” in a band and how that can impact band dynamics. It got quite a bit of traction, especially, I noticed, among main dudes from bands across the world. However, a question that got raised by several friends of mine...

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Having A Main Dude

by MATT BACON > I wanted to revisit a theme from last weeks set of articles – the concept of the “main dude”. For the uninitiated the “main dude” is the guy who does most of the important stuff for the band and the dude who consequently leads to shifts in band dynamics because they...

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