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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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Why Music Fans Are Respecting Their Elders In 2013

Music fans, more and more, are respecting their elders in the search for something a little…truthier. Often, when looking at current music trends, we forget to look at the whole picture, and end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater, opting for a simplistic, negative generalization rather than a comprehensive view. With many popular...

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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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Pat Smith Brings The Brood To Indie Rock With “Goodbye Goodnight”

“Goodbye Goodnight”, the new album by Pat Smith is smart indie rock for Stereogum and Pitchfork music enthusiasts. I mean that in the best possible way. Though appealing to modern hipsters, Smith’s depth and intelligence may confuse many of them. His tagline “a modern take on vintage sound” is wholly appropriate. Combining influences from Kurt...

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3 Ways To Get Your Music Reviewed

I’m finding that many indie bands are disillusioned about how to get their music reviewed, and with all the options available in today’s music industry, I’m not sure why. Here I’ll go over a few simple ideas that you probably have not been trying in your music marketing efforts. 1) Sign up for the Indie...

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Look Out Florence And The Machine! The Nameless Girl Is Here

I’d like to draw your attention to The Nameless Girl, who will probably be a household name within the year provided she gets the right kind of push. Jemma Crook, the lead singer of this emotionally driven “bi-polar pop rock monster”, has a stunningly unique voice. Eclectic, to be sure, yet extremely catchy and something...

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Promote Your Band For $5 on Fiverr.com

You can use Fiverr.com to promote your band. Most bands are unaware that Fiverr even exists, let alone aware that they can get their band valuable press coverage for $5. Why? I think it’s because it takes a lot of pull to get bands away from social media spamming (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and start to...

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