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Fully updated second edition of Social Media Promotion For Musicians features everything you need to know to market yourself, your band, or your music online. Includes new chapters on Instagram and Streaming Music Playlist marketing!

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The 1000 True Fans Theory Explained

1000 true fans

In the latest version of my Music 4.1: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age book I explain that making a living in music is considered the new success, as we shift our priorities to DIY. That said, the way that’s accomplished is by have a group of core fans. In the following excerpt […]

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The Top 10 Merch Items With The Highest Profit Margin

merch

Performing live is only one ingredient of the recipe for artist or band to make money. Merchandise (other terms include swag or merch) is a significant component in supplementing your income. It’s always been an important portion of the income of an artist, but until recently was considered just an ancillary revenue stream. Today it’s […]

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8 Scenarios When You Might Need A Record Label

Record Labels

This blog is mostly about getting along in the new music world without a record label, but there does come a time when having a label is worth considering if you want to jump to the next level as an artist. Record labels are not intrinsically bad, it’s just that you have to weigh the […]

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Let’s Improve The Press Section Of Your Website

Artist Website Press Section

It’s amazing that so many brands (which includes artists and bands as well as companies) don’t have a proper “Press” section on their website that contains all the information that a journalist or blogger might need when writing a story. I speak from personal experience as a writer in that I’m always surprised with what I can’t find […]

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September 21, 2017

8 Social Media Mistakes That Artists And Bands Make

Social Media Mistakes

SocialTimes recently ran a post about the 8 social media mistakes that you can make, but the post was aimed strictly at traditional marketers. I’ve reposted them here with a music twist that specifically looks at artists and bands. Here we go. Mistake #1. Having no social media strategy. Randomly posting without a reason is only a […]

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September 14, 2017

8 Advantages Of Social Media Over Traditional Media

social vs traditional media

Social media holds quite of number of advantages over traditional media when it comes to promotion. It’s the hub around which the online wheel that we live in today turns, and the following (inspired by marketing guru Simon Mainwaring) provides some of the reasons why. 1. Cost: Beyond your time and production costs, social media promotion is anywhere from […]

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7 Tips For Publishing An Engaging Facebook Video

Secret Facebook video

Facebook video is one of the hottest features on the platform. The company is in a war with YouTube for video supremacy and as a result, it pushes video content into the News Feed far more often than normal posts. That said, this applies only to native videos that are directly uploaded to Facebook, not […]

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August 24, 2017

The Key To Viral Videos

viral videos

Everyone would love for their video to be like Whiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” and go viral with millions of views overnight, but that rarely happens. That said, here’s an excerpt from my just released Social Media Promotion For Musicians Second Edition that provides a number of generally accepted principles for creating a video that […]

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10 Fundamentals For Getting Along In Today’s Music Business

Music business fundamentals

So much has changed in the music industry over the last few years that affect an artist’s ability to be successful. Some of it is brand new and a result of the technology we use, while some of it is good common sense that’s been used over and over during the past decades of the […]

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