Tips Archives - Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog

Your Social Media Marketing Guidebook

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!

Category Archives for "Tips"

Does Your Website Have A Booking Section?

website booking section

One of the things that’s vital to getting your band gigs is a booking section on your website that provides all the information that a promoter needs to answer both pre and post booking questions. This excerpt from the 2nd edition of my Social Media Promotion For Musicians handbook outlines the details that are particularly […]

Continue reading
January 25, 2018

5 Tips For A Killer Artist Website Design

website design

Thanks to online website builders like WordPress, Wix, Weebly and Squarespace, it’s now incredibly fast and easy for an artist or band to set up a website. That said, just because it’s easy to do doesn’t mean that what you’ll come up with will be visually appealing. Since so much of website engagement is built around how the site looks […]

Continue reading

Does Your Email Newsletter Meet These 5 Legal Requirements?

Newsletter

You may not know it, but there are a number of things that are legally required in every email newsletter blast that you send out. While some email services automatically address these, it’s still important to know what they are and why they’re enforced in the first place. After all, you don’t want your email […]

Continue reading

A Strategy For Sending Out Gig Reminder Emails

Gig reminder strategy

Artists, bands, record labels and anyone doing a show needs to make their fan base very aware of when they’re doing a gig. You can’t rely on just a single email to get the word out, it takes a more comprehensive strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the second edition of my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book […]

Continue reading
December 7, 2017

What Is An Artist’s “Brand” Anyway?

branding

One of the things that an artist or band hears a lot these days is the need to promote “your brand” in order to get ahead in the current era of the music business. That’s all well and good, but you can’t promote your brand unless you know the definition of a brand in the first place. […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 5