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Live Performance Music Entrepreneurship

Why Every Musician Should Be Playing More House Concerts

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While the dream of many aspiring musicians may be playing a packed stadium, getting to that point is a lengthy process, and playing any official venue, even a small one, has countless other expenses and challenges built in, one of the many reasons a house concert can seem so appealing. Guest post from the ReverbNation Blog […]

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Music Entrepreneurship

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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New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

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Music Business

5 Unexpected Cities Seeing A Live Music Renaissance

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As the popularity of live music continues to grow in expected places like New York and Los Angeles, smaller less likely seeming cities are also seeing a dramatic spike in their live music markets. Here we look at five such dark horses of the live music industry Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Live music is a […]

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Crowdcasting App Helps Fill Your Gigs, But Not With Fans. Is This A New Kind Of Pay To Play?

Given that attendance is so often a concern for artists, it should come as no surprise that a new app has been developed which provides a ‘crowd for hire’ and although such tactics will help fill a room, it’s a pricey way to go, and those in attendance won’t be fans. Is this just a […]

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CCA’s New Music & Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program Moves Forward!

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It’s All About MEE! It is with great enthusiasm, pleasure, thanksgiving, and gratitude that I can share with you the following news. This morning, the Colorado State Faculty Curriculum Committee (SFCC) unanimously moved to approve all seven newly authored music courses for the new Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) at the Community College of […]

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15 Tips For Getting More Music Fans

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Having true hardcore fans is a key piece of building a sustainable career as a band or artist. In this article we look at fifteen essential tactics for pulling in more fans and growing your base as a whole. This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog They say you need a thousand true […]

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6 Ways To Get Fans To Take More Photos At Your Show, And Why It’s Important

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In this post, Hugh McIntyre explores six different techniques for getting attendees at concerts to take more pictures at your next show, and why having photos taken is important for marketing and growing a fanbase. __________________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: This blog post was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the […]

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Why You Need To Treat A Band Like A Startup

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Here John O’Connor explores the parallels between a startup and a band in its infancy, explaining why many of the same principles which govern a successful startup and allow it successfully get off the ground can be applied with equal success to a band. Guest post by John O’Connor of DIY Musician Amazon. Google. CCR. Nirvana. Besides their […]

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5 Ways Of Giving Back Through Music

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The positive impact that music can have has by this point been widely acknowledged, but less often discussed are the ways in which people can give back through music that which they have gained from it. Here we look at five music-centric organizations which are always looking for extra help. Guest post by Jhoni Jackson of the ReverbNation […]

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