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New Media And Your Band

For a long time people have always had a basic understanding that if you want to succeed in the world you need to embrace new media. New media is, at the end of the day, whatever formats of media and communication we are seeing rise up and experience popularity, they could even be reimaginations of...

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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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Economic Models, Ray Dalio and DIY Music

So I’m working my way through Ray Dalio’s Principles right now and thus far it has been an enlightening read. The book actually recommended that I spend some time watching his truly excellent video called “How the Economic Machine Works”. You can go watch it right HERE, but it inspired me to write today about...

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On The Importance Of Hardcore Friends

So here’s something I’ve noticed lately that’s honestly a little bit weird. It’s the sort of weird Jungian subconscious thing that I don’t think anyone realizes exists but when you take advantage of it you see connections that are not only amazing but also that lead to better music industry opportunities. What I am talking...

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The QQS Formula And Your Band

So I’ve been reading this book, some would say it is one of the most important books of the last hundred years, it’s called Think and Grow Rich, it was written by Napoleon Hill and commissioned by Andrew Carnegie. Few books have had a bigger influence on business leaders over the last century, it’s often...

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Visuals and Your Band

So, visuals. This is one of the big ones. This is one of the ones a lot of wannabe players don’t seem able to understand. We are going to break this down nice and simple for y’all though with the goal of pulling the pieces back together. The visual aesthetic should be the centerpiece of...

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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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Van Essentials for your DIY Band

Van essentials. Now here is one that can be a bit tricky. Not a lot of people really think about the needs their bands might have moving forward into this whole clusterfuck. However – knowing what to take on the road is going to be essential if you want to have an easy time of...

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On Native Content And DIY Music

Ok – this is going to be one of those articles where I talk a specific facet of social media that you don’t want to have to think about and which a lot of you are going to be pissy with me about. This is an article on the importance of native content. Native content...

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Thoughts On Instagram Video Content

Video content is perhaps the biggest key for promotion on social media right now. Since I engaged in an active video content strategy just a few months ago I have not only doubled my followers but been recognized by fans all over the globe, even one who stopped me in the bathroom in London asking,...

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How To Be A Good Opening Band

Benzedrine prose and power writing in order to meet the deadline of the end of the weekend and maybe even interact with some fellow hoo-mans. Life is a weird thing ad I am wonderfully afraid to die. The point being – even as the Phillies continue to slide I need to crank these things out...

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Rising Tides Lift All Boats – A Primer On DIY Music

This is an important one that I think if we all paid a little more heed to we would all be better off. The idea that if we all pool our resources then we all profit is an old one but it’s one that people get upset about. It’s oftentimes limited by arrogance and people...

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