Tag: Band Advice

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3 Positive Ways To Use Community Involvement To Boost A Career In Music

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Having a strong community connection at your back can do wonders for bolstering your career in the music business. Here we specifically look at the power of local community, whether its a tiny town or a major city, and how to take advantage of the opportunities right in front of you. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of […]

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4 Ways The Right Social Media Tools Can Save You Time, Money

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Having a robust social media presence has become essential for any independent DIY artist, but trying to be on all of them can be a taxing drain on already precious time and energy. Here we look at how to to use social media strategically in order to see the maximum return on investment. Guest post […]

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Spotify For Artists Adds Multiple Logins, Access Levels For Team Members

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Artists have teams, even if it’s just other band members, they need access to their Spotify For Artists account and data. Last week the top music streamer made that much easier to manage, adding multiple logins and three levels of user access. Spotify For Artists’s Justin Belmont shares how Team Access works: To get started, […]

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How To Promote Music On Spotify Using ‘Behind The Scenes’ Playlists and Commentary Tracks

CD Baby’s Chris Robley shares a seldom used strategy to promote music on Spotify and other streaming services: the recording and sharing of commentary tracks in a ‘behind the scenes’ playlist.   Guest post by Chris Robley of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Give your fans on Spotify a glimpse behind the curtain with “bonus content” playlists. This year marks […]

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3 Pillars Of A Successful Artist Brand

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While some artists may be uncomfortable with the notion, an artist is a brand whether they like it or not. Outlined here are the three main pillars which can make or break the success of any given artist’s brand. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 One of the problems with the process of developing an artist […]

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5 Bad Habits That Songwriters With Home Studios Need To Quit

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably a songwriter, musician or producer with a home studio. But let me guess, you don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything done and, as a result, your songwriting has suffered. Right? Being aware of our bad habits can bring about change and get us […]

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Stage To Studio: How To Adapt Vocals For Recording

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Singing live and singing in the studio can sometimes be two very different animals, and switching from the stage to the recording booth can often require a certain level of adaption on the part of the performer. Here we look at how to make that process happen more smoothly. Guest post by Sabrina Bucknole of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: This […]

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Get Familiar With YouTube’s New Monetization Icons

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In recent month YouTube has begun putting in place a new set of guidelines and controls to give advertisers more control and awareness surrounding where there ads are placed. This change is designed to recover advertisers’ trust following the placement of their ads overtop of inappropriate and/or hateful videos, and it seems, thus far, to […]

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6 Ways To Use Storytelling As A Musician (That Have Nothing To Do With Lyrics)

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Songs have been a storytelling medium for as long as they’ve existed, but too often artists have restricted this to their lyrics. In this article we look at six ways artists can help to communicate a narrative to their audience outside of lyrics. Guest post by Allison Johnelle Boron of the Reverbnation Blog Songs have told stories from […]

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How To Make A Good Show A Great One

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Once you’ve been playing shows for awhile and have begun to see some real success and interest form your audience, it’s time to consider stepping it up and moving to the next level. Here we look at some ways in which you can transform your good live show into something great. You and your band […]

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