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How to Pitch Your Band when You Can't Afford PR

By Amy Sciarretto on Sonicbids Blog As my recent “Ask a Publicist“ article explained, having a publicist is an essential tool for your band's growth and success. But not every band can afford the spend, depending on where they are in their development. So if you're not signed to a label with in-house PR, relax. You are not S.O.L. There are ways to do ...

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5 Things That Smart Musicians Do Every Day

By  Dylan Welsh on Sonicbids Blog  The sheer number of tasks that need to be completed on any given day can overwhelm anybody involved in music professionally. In today's industry, most musicians end up wearing many different hats in order to make ends meet. Everywhere you go, independent artists have to not only write and perform the music, but record it, market it, book shows, and do their own press. Getting organized ...

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How to Create a Squeeze Page to Easily Collect Fans' Email Addresses

By  Dave Kusek on Sonicbids Blog For the most part, your fans aren’t created overnight. It's usually a long process built on multiple impressions as fans climb up the ladder from interested party to paying customer. Your email list is the best tool you have to move fans up that ladder. Social media is, of course, a good starting place, ...

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4 Simple Steps to Creating a Killer Press List

By Janelle Rogers on Sonicbids Blog When I built my first press list, I put every small town paper on there, including journalists who covered genres we would never consider promoting. Since then, I've created press lists with 500 media contacts and ones with as few as 50. One thing I’ve learned is that your results with a small, highly targeted, and individualized list ...

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Why It's Crucial to Declutter Your Band's Digital Presence

By Tyler Allen on Sonicbids Blog  One of the reasons folks like me can consistently work in music marketing is largely due to the fact that the digital landscape is constantly changing. It's constantly in flux with new media platforms appearing a few times a year and others fading into obscurity. In that kind of changing ...

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How to Connect with Influencers when You Have Zero Music Industry Contacts

By Courtney Harding on Sonicbids Blog A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a profile of theAudience, a firm that connects big brands to social media influencers. Gone are the days when a big ad spend or tons of radio promotion was required to break a band – now, a kid with a big Tumblr following can move the needle just as ...

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6 Ways to Reach Your Kickstarter Goal

By Hugh McIntyre on Sonicbids Blog We’ve all heard of Kickstarter and some of the amazing success stories that have come from its fundraising platform – LeVar Burton raising $2 million in two days to bring Reading Rainbow back, for example – but how is it done? There are tens of thousands of projects on the ...

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When and Why Should You Invest in Radio Promotion?

By Rob Wilcox, Senior Manager of Alt. Radio Promotion at The Syndicate. This article originally appeared on TheDailyRind.com So you’re in a band, or perhaps you’re a manager of an up-and-coming artist — or perhaps you run a record label and have a release you want to create additional exposure for. What do you do to create ...


 

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