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3 Email Etiquette Tips for Winning Over a Music Blogger’s Attention

Early bird gets the worm, and that is true for almost all online media people itching at the chance to break a story. It’s the same with music, too; journalists and bloggers take pride in “discovering the band” before anyone else, which is why they are quick to jump on premieres or new releases. But...

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Independent Music Worldwide – The Best New Music on Spotify (Current Playlist)

The Best New Music on Spotify – current playlist below. Are you in tune with the Underground? The best #independentmusic worldwide. Discover the best independent, self-made music from across the globe. From ambient to folk, pop, punk, metal & hip hop. Follow, share and play on Shuffle! Pictured: Jane in Space Listen here. 1 Stone...

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Why Aren’t Venues Answering My Emails?

“Why aren’t venues replying to my emails?” This is one of the most common questions I get from bands trying to get to the next level. This is a great question. After all – you did a bunch of research to find a venue that booked bands who sound like yours and is small enough...

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Release Strategy And Your Band

Bands ask PR people all the time – “What should my release strategy look like? How do I maximize my impact on the scene?” Well I have an answer for you – we are going to look at some of my favorite bands for inspiration. So often bands want to go for the idea of...

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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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Funnel Marketing And Your Live Show

Here’s a thought to consider – funnel marketing is largely viewed as the single most important marketing strategy in the modern era. No matter who you are or what you are trying to sell, having a marketing funnel is crucial for anyone seeing to not only better their position as a relevant seller but also...

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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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The Melvins: Their Influence And What You Can Learn

We’ve talked in the past on this blog about some of the biggest bands in the world and what they did in order to grow their market presence, and eventually become major names. We’ve looked at KISS and ABBA and what lessons we can pull from them. We’ve also looked at GWAR, the masters of...

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Why You’re Not Being Introduced To Label Heads

There’s a reason your music industry friends aren’t exactly falling over themselves to introduce you to label people. It’s not because they hate your or because they think your band is bad. In fact they probably like you a lot and think your band is excellent. What I’m going to delve into here has some...

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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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Should Your Band Put Out An EP Or An LP?

here’s something that’s a little rough to hear but needs to be sad for bands panning out their future. As a general rule no one cares about EP’s. In fact EP’s, as a general rule sell only about a third as well as normal albums do. Furthermore, most labels will straight up to refuse to...

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