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Why Musicians Shouldn’t Rely On Blog Directories Or Major Media

(An excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus”) Don’t Rely on Blog Directories or Major Media. Hit Everyone and Do Everything. The common thing for artists to do is look up a convenient list of the Top 50-100 music blogs, email them all and consider the job done. In fact, PR companies sell the same...

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11 Reasons Why Your Music Self-Promotion Isn’t Working

Music self-promotion is a topic that has been explored extensively over the past 20 years. Some of the basic ground rules are the same that apply to any business or freelancer. Most people in the industry, however, bands included, don’t know a whole lot about it. Many prefer to hover around the topic of social...

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The Truth About Music Blog Directories And What They Mean To Indie Bands

Many indie bands rejoice when they hear that they can look up endless music blogs in one place, the famous music blog directories, or aggregators, who are “carefully curated”. However, the trend of curated content, while very helpful, can be limiting when you’re promoting yourself, and directories should by no means be your only target....

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“Can We Get In Pitchfork?” 6 Philosophical Reasons Indie Bands Fail

“Can we get in Pitchfork?” At Independent Music Promotions we are lucky enough to be exposed to an extremely wide variety of independent bands, and it often seems the difference between a band rising fast, sinking like a stone or staying motionless in place comes down to the ideas and beliefs held by the band...

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The Print Industry Is Dead

Ever notice your favorite music magazines disappearing from the store shelves as of late? The print industry has seen better days. It’s safe to say at this point that it is well on it’s way out. Every month, more and more magazines are switching to online formats or folding completely. Does this mean there are...

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