HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR GIGS

GigsSo, you’re an emerging artist, trying to ‘cut your teeth’ on the circuit and make a name for yourself, just like the millions of artists that have tried (and mostly failed) before you. What you should be thinking is: how are you going to get the best out of your gigs? What is going to give you the best results for your hard work and determination? How are you going to give your band the best opportunity to succeed?
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6 MUSIC PROMOTION TIPS YOU’RE OVERLOOKING

PromotionYou’ve probably been told a million times by now that internet marketing (i.e., social networking, posting videos, getting reviews on blogs) is one of the most convenient and low-cost methods of promotion today. But it’s also a highly competitive space, filled to the brim with artists fighting for even the tiniest sliver of attention.
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INDIE VS. MAJOR: WHICH LABEL CONTRACT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

LABELCommon perception of a ‘Record Label’ is the major record labels in Los Angeles or New York that have signed all of the major players of today.

These major record labels, which include Sony, Universal, Geffin and Capitol Records are major corporations with hundreds of millions of dollars behind them, allowing them to properly fund all of the world’s biggest artists. In the eyes of an emerging artist, a ‘record deal’ has always been the big picture, and it has always been envisioned as a contract with one of these major players.
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THE ADVENTURES OF CO- WRITING

The Glimmer Twins writingI was sixteen when I walked into my first pro studio. I was there to co-write with a producer who had been signed by Capital Records as an artist earlier in his career. It was a big deal! He came in sat down and after some brief chitchat he asked me what song ideas I had been working on. I showed him a couple and off he went taking my ideas into whatever direction he chose. Whenever I would speak up with an idea he would dismiss it because, after all, I was just a punk kid. That was my first real co-writing experience. It was a bit rough to say the least. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to co-write with all kinds of people and it has honestly been one of the most musically rewarding things that I have ever experienced.
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5 Musical Attributes Separating Session Musicians From Amateurs

MusiciansIt would be a gross understatement to say that the world of high-end session musicians is exclusive. James Jamerson played on nearly every Motown record, and session bass player Lee Sklar has contributed to over 2,000 albums over the span of his career. Even in the world of “entry-level” session gigs, it can be very difficult to start building a resume that will keep your phone ringing with gigs.
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How to Open For Nationally Touring Artists

TouringNailing big opportunities is one of the major things that kickstarts the career of an independent artist. Sometimes it’s having a video go viral. Other times it’s falling under the good graces of someone who knows someone. But sometimes it’s getting to open for a national touring act and getting your name out to larger audience of new listeners.
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5 STEPS TO AN AMAZING BAND WEBSITE

Band WebsiteBy now I’m sure you understand the importance of having a website for your music. However, a sloppy, hastily thrown together website may actually be hurting your brand more than not having one at all. I’m sure you’ve all visited a website that was unorganized, out of date, or unprofessional looking and clicked off without even giving the content a chance. You don’t want that happening to your website!
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7 WAYS TO GET CLOSER TO YOUR FANS

FansThis 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.
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INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING YOUR MUSIC

Marketing is the complete process of innovating products and services to satisfy fans, build awareness, and make sales. This process involves a series of important building blocks including researching, goal setting, strategizing, and executing. Here’s three great launching spots, from describing your vision to analyzing your customers.So, which steps are you forgetting when marketing your music?
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