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Wednesday August 2, 2017. 08:56 PM
You’re ready to get on a Spotify playlist, right? But how do you do it when you have no followers, no connections, and you don’t know the first thing about how to make it happen. I’m the queen of trying to find loopholes when everyone else says it can’t be done. Official...
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The suicides of Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) last week and of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) last May made me feel very sad. Some people used it to start a discussion about the mental health of musicians and of people working in the music business. Lisa Gritter published a...
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Tuesday August 1, 2017. 09:30 PM
Learning that you need to get braces can be devastating for anyone who plays a trumpet, trombone or other brass instrument, and many people worry that their orthodontics will force them to give up playing. The truth is that it is definitely still possible to play a brass...
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Want to grow a successful career in music much more quickly? Don’t accept these false claims about the music business: Music Career Myth #1: Your age is a big part of your success in music. Reality: How old you are actually does not matter much to people in the music...
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Saturday July 29, 2017. 10:00 AM
Larry Butler | How Singer/Songwriters Can Save $100K Right Now Will Meyers | 7 Tips To Improve Merchandise Sales Rachelle Wilber| 4 Personnel Every Big Band Needs On Tour Kyle Huender | The Three-And-A-Half-Minute Song Lisa Occhino | 9 Ways To Get More Fans On Your Mailing...
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Friday July 28, 2017. 09:13 PM
$100 K. I thought that would get everyone’s attention. And it’s the first thing I say when I meet with young singer/songwriters and their parents as we start the educational process of moving up from the basic performance skills of singing their own songs and playing guitar...
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This post was written by Will Meyers at Wallflower Merch.   1) Include the Artist’s Name on Your Merchandise A big reason why fans purchase music merch is to connect with others that share a common interest, and to show off their musical tastes. Merchandise is also a great...
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Wednesday July 26, 2017. 10:09 PM
Touring is one of the most exciting parts of being in a big band. Going on a tour is a complex undertaking, but the process can be simplified by bringing the right experts. Keep these four types of professionals in mind when planning who to bring along on your next big tour. ...
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Caught in a daze, I found myself staring at my computer screen at a large list of music titles from my “Indie Chillout” Spotify playlist when I had a keen observation. Song number one, length = 3:21, song two, length = 3:25, song three, length = 3:43, so on and so forth. A...
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Monday July 24, 2017. 01:40 PM
This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog If you do some quick research on how to get more music fans, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for getting your name out there and getting heard. But once you’ve captured someone’s attention,...
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Saturday July 22, 2017. 02:00 PM
Rayanne Dany | 3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media Emma Becker | Got Gear Or Skills? Ways To Make Money With Them [Infographic] Jennifer Paterson | 8 Soft Skills Musicians Have That Employers Want Lisa Occhino | How To Drive More Traffic To Your Music Website
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Friday July 21, 2017. 04:00 AM
In the present era, a revolution in technology provides various opportunities for studies and education that accessed by everyone all around the world. The world of education has completely changed and become vaster ever since the internet and technology are included in the...
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Wednesday July 19, 2017. 11:12 PM
This infographic originally appeared on the Home Studio Maven blog. If you haven’t made it big with your music yet but you’ve picked up some gear and some skills why not put them to other uses? Using the resources you already have you could create an additional income...
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When people study music, they learn much more than simply how to sing or play an instrument. Most of us can’t become professional musicians as adults, but the time spent on music adds up to much more than “just a hobby.” Musicians gain a number of soft skills that are...
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Monday July 17, 2017. 03:40 PM
  This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog So, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into building a stunning band website, but after the initial rush of traffic and congratulatory comments from your friends, now it’s just sort of…...
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Saturday July 15, 2017. 10:00 AM
Leonard Patterson | 15 Ways Your Band Can Stand Out By Going The Extra Mile Emma Becker | 11 Often Ignored Marketing Tips For Starting Musicians Tom Hess | Why The Majority Of Musicians Don’t Get A Record Deal Lisa Occhino | How To Get A MusicBrainz Page For Your Band...
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Friday July 14, 2017. 11:00 AM
They say “The Extra Mile Isn’t Crowded”, but why is that? And what’s the “extra mile” mean for you? What are some extras you’re willing to provide that other bands or musicians may take for granted?  Here are some ways you and your band might be able to stand out at club...
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Wednesday July 12, 2017. 03:33 PM
  This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog If you’ve never heard of MusicBrainz before, it’s sort of like Wikipedia, but specifically for information about music. It’s open source and maintained by the community, meaning anyone...
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Tuesday July 11, 2017. 11:25 AM
Going in fully unprepared and expecting things to happen by themselves is going to lead to deep disappointment. The start of any journey can be both exiting and a bit scary at the same time and it’s no different with music. But don’t let excitement distract you from the...
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It’s common for most musicians to not get signed to record deals because they make false assumptions about how this industry works. Don’t make the mistakes they make. Inform yourself and build value in your music career so you can offer it to record companies in the future....
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