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Booking, Performing Tips From Top Talent Buyers As Independent Venue Week Comes To U.S.

Booking, Performing Tips From Top Talent Buyers As Independent Venue Week Comes To U.S.

Now in its fifth year in the UK, Independent Venue Week is precisely what it sounds, with independent venues and participating artists joining together for a week of fantastic shows. This year, the US is joining in the fun, and we're looking at how artists can best go about getting in on the action. Guest post ...

How I Raised $40K With My Email List Of Fewer Than 2K Subscribers

How I Raised $40K With My Email List Of Fewer Than 2K Subscribers

Indie musician Cheryl B. Engelhardt recounts how she successfully raised $40,000 with a record funding campaign, and why its important to change the “starving musician" mentality when it comes to your email list. By  Cheryl B. Engelhardt from CD Baby's DIY Musician The first time someone (who didn’t share my last name) contributed to my record-funding campaign, I was floored. ...

9 Tips For Increasing Social Media, Streaming Likes

9 Tips For Increasing Social Media, Streaming Likes

Summer is the slow season for some, but Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR believes that it is a great time to connect with fans and gain new ones. Here she looks at generating more Likes across social media and streaming sites. By Areil Hyatt of CyberPR Summer is ON!  And it’s a great time to increase social ...

How To Optimize Your Music Tour Logistics

How To Optimize Your Music Tour Logistics

Regardless of how big your tour may be, it's important that your manage your tour logistics carefully, or else sabotage your bands chances before it's even had a chance to get off the ground. Here we look at how you can optimize your tour logistics for maximum effectiveness. Guest post by Anand Srinivasan of Hubbion Big ...

7 Tips For Musicians To Write Emails Fans Will Adore

7 Tips For Musicians To Write Emails Fans Will Adore

Gone are the days when the only thing you had to be good at as a musician was music. Artists are now required to do their share of marketing and management, something which doesn't always come naturally. This article provides advice on how artists can craft effective emails which their fans are guaranteed to adore. By ...

Fan Pyramid: How to Identify 5 Levels Of Fans, Engage Them

Fan Pyramid: How to Identify 5 Levels Of Fans, Engage Them

Think of your fans as a pyramid with your most devoted and loyal fans at the top. Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss the five levels of the Fan Pyramid and how to recognize and engage fans at each level. The number one things your fans want is recognition, according to the Music Biz Weekly podcast ...

Guide To Getting Songs Placed In TV, Movies

Guide To Getting Songs Placed In TV, Movies

As a musician, chances are you want to get your music heard, and for it to have an emotional impact of some kind. One of this best way to make this happen is to get your music placed in TV and film. Here we look at the best way of making this happen. By Annabelle Short from Symphonic ...

Guide To Increase Conversion Rate Of Your Music Website

Guide To Increase Conversion Rate Of Your Music Website

While you likely have a website, are you really getting the most out of it? Here we explore changes you can make to optimize your site that will produce more results from fans already visiting your site. Guest post Josh Wardini of The Music Entrepreneaur  Are you interested in selling more music? Then you’ll love this post, ...

What Not To Do When Pitching Your Music To Press Outlets

What Not To Do When Pitching Your Music To Press Outlets

Getting press from taste-making gatekeepers is an essential part of releasing music for any artist, and those who don't have a boatload of cash must instead rely on crafting the perfect pitch. Here we look at what not to do when pitching your music. Guest post by Patrick McGuire of the ReverbNation Blog Pitching a new ...

How To Build A Perfect Musicians One Sheet

How To Build A Perfect Musicians One Sheet

The one-sheet, a simple single page overview of you and your music, is a tool used by the many music industry gatekeepers (think radio stations and booking agents) to determine how sellable you are as a band or artist. Here we look at a checklist designed to help you write the most effective one-sheet possible. Guest ...