Here’s 10 Tips For Working With A Tough Promoter

Show PromoterBY: SPARKPLUG TEAM  For: MUSICTHINKTANK.  Every hometown has them – the notoriously “tough” promoter. Once you can connect with them, find your way into their good books, and show your value – they can become a useful ally as you build your budding career.

But, if you don’t and find yourself on their black list, you might as well consider yourself done in that market. Here are some quick ways to work with promoters who’ve seen it all and tips to ensure mutually beneficial relationships for years to come.

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Seven Ways to Get a Little Bit Closer to Your Fans

Get closer with your fansORIGINAL POST ON MUSICTHINKTANK BY: JAMES HILL
This isn’t new information: People will like you if you make them feel special. INTIMACY, therefore, is one of the key ingredients in creating loyal followers and Superfans. How do you do this if you can’t give each one a gift or a hug? There are so many ways to get closer to your fans.
Here are some of the best ways to establish that warm connection:

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MOST OVERRATED THINGS IN A MUSICIAN’S CAREER

Overrated or overboard?Sometimes, we need to get our priorities straight. Sometimes, we need to learn to say “no” to the good so that we can say “yes” to the best. Other times, we need to not let perfection get in the way of productivity. How do we sort it all out? What do we need and when do we need it?
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12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Make That Post

Social media postJust being on a social network doesn’t mean that you’re using it effectively for promotion. There’s a mindset that’s need before you can use any network as a promotional tool. Here are 12 questions to ask yourself before you post to any social network that will help you focus your content for greatest impact.
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THE RIGHT WAY TO REACH MUSIC INDUSTRY INFLUENCERS

REACH MUSIC INDUSTRY INFLUENCERSWe’ve all seen the old cliche — a plucky, struggling artist takes the stage at a small club, while a record exec who just happens to be there skulks in the back. By the end of the set, the exec is so blown away that he or she races after the artist, promising them fame and fortune. Six months later, they share a laugh while hoisting a gold record.
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THE SCORE ON SYNC LICENSING FOR YOUR SONG

licensingAs the composer of a film or TV score or as a songwriter whose song is used in a movie, TV show, advertisement, or video game, under the copyright law you own 100% of the copyright in your work from the moment you create the work and “fix it in a tangible medium.” However, you must be careful what you sign so that you do not assign those rights away without fair compensation for your work.
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