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Maximize Your Email Music Marketing Success

Maximize Your Email Music Marketing Success

Despite all the many channels through which artists can promote their music through ads, email remains the most effective tool. In this article, we look at how to craft emails that will avoid the spam filter and actually be opened by their recipients. Guest post by Mark Walker of Eventbrite In an age of apps and AdWords, ...

How Indie Artists Can Grow Their YouTube Subscriber Base

How Indie Artists Can Grow Their YouTube Subscriber Base

Cultivating an enthusiastic fanbase is one of the key components of becoming a successful artist, something for which YouTube can be a great resource, particularly if you can convert those viewers and fans into subscribers. Guest Post by Jessica Allossery on Soundfly's Flypaper Maintaining an energized fan base is one of the foundations for success as an indie musician ...

6 Essentials For An Indie Artist's Toolkit

6 Essentials For An Indie Artist's Toolkit

While being a do-it-yourself independent musician is certainly possible in this day and age, there are certain tools that make it significantly easier. Here we look at six such tools that can help artists with their marketing/managing.  Guest Post by W. Tyler Allen on the TuneCore Blog Being a DIY musician in today’s industry requires, work and hustle ...

5 (Mostly Free) Things To Give Away at Your Next Gig To Turn Attendees Into Fans

5 (Mostly Free) Things To Give Away at Your Next Gig To Turn Attendees Into Fans

Everybody enjoys free stuff, but many artists just starting out can't afford to chuck expensive items like t-shirts and vinyls into the crowd without any kind of compensation. Still, giving things away for free can be a great way to show fans you care. Here are ten items that can be gifted the crowd at a minimal loss. Guest ...

5 Performance Psyc Skills Every Artist Should Master

5 Performance Psyc Skills Every Artist Should Master

Beyond the obvious technical expertise required to put on a good live show, musicians also need to be able to arm themselves with a certain set of performance psychology skills, or else even the greatest virtuoso will have a difficult time finding success. Guest Post by Anthony Cerullo on the Sonicbids Blog As you may know, there's ...

Create, Publish Your Own Ads With New YouTube Director App

Create, Publish Your Own Ads With New YouTube Director App

Allowing its users to take the reigns for the first time ever, YouTube has released a new app, YouTube Director for Business, giving users the ability to produce and create ads which they can then easily publish on the video sharing site. Guest Post by Jacob Roggenbuck Coordinator, Rights Management at The Orchard on The Daily Rind ...

7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective Artists

7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective Artists

While we spend a lot time trying to figure out what it is that successful artists do in order to be so, it is perhaps equally important to consider what unsuccessful artists do, so as to avoid a similar circumstance. Guest Post by Alex Houton on Artist Development And Music Production Over the years that I’ve worked in artist ...

Radio Airplay: Still Worth It? [Brian Hazard]

Radio Airplay: Still Worth It? [Brian Hazard]

Here musician Brian Hazard walks us through his experience using Jango/Radio Airplay to promote his music, allowing us to see how effective this sort of paid promotion is, and whether it's actually worth the time and money invested. Guest Post by Brian Hazard on Passive Promotion Jango is a free internet radio platform similar to Pandora. Feed ...

Musicians Need To Tour Like A '90s Band

Musicians Need To Tour Like A '90s Band

In this article we look at the life of an up-and-coming band in an era before Spotify and YouTube, and why the practice of perfecting one's touring chops which was utilized by many '90s bands is something artists of today should consider adopting. Guest Post by Brennan Haelig on IndieU There was a time before SoundCloud, before Spotify, before ...

Quick Guide To Live Streaming For Musicians

Quick Guide To Live Streaming For Musicians

Live streaming has taken to the world of social media by storm of late, making it an important tool for artists with any kind of a online presence. Here we look at why it's valuable, what artists can use a live streaming for, and what applications they can use to do it. Guest Post by Victoria Morris of ...


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