Posts Tagged ‘support’

When is it OK to ask musicians to play for free? When have I been asked to play free shows? Here are a few times when it’s OK to ask musicians to play for

Source: 9 Times It’s OK To Ask Musicians To Play For Free – Digital Music News

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Getting involved with local musicians can change your entire life – seriously.

Source: Why Being Part of Your Local Music Scene Matters So Much More Than You Think

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Shopping around for a producer? Make sure you pick the best match for your music by asking these key questions and looking for these qualities.

Source: What Should You Look for in a Producer? 4 Questions to Ask and 5 Must-Have Qualities

I’ve played over 500 shows and I booked the majority of these. I set up a 60 date tour around the entire country from scratch – starting without contacts for the majority of the cities. I’ve spent the better part of 4 years living on the road, making nearly all of my income from live shows.

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Ari’s Take: Shows Sell, Events Sell Out

Posted: September 11, 2015 by Kimberly Weiss in & Tips, Support, Promo, & Tips
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You can’t expect everyone to come out to every show. Even if your favorite artist played multiple times a month in your city you wouldn’t make it out to every show. People need a reason to devote an evening to your band. Being your friend may work for a little while, but a buzzed about event will push them over the edge.

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There’s no point in playing a show if no one shows up. Just listing a show on your Facebook Page will not bring people. Bands sometimes think that all they need to do is go on tour and get their shows listed on the venue’s website and people will magically show up because they are a ‘touring band’ far away from home. You must understand that venues do not promote their shows. They can’t. They have just too many. It is the reason Venues work with Promoters or expect bands to bring 100% of the crowd.

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I originally wrote this for Digital Music News.

1) Your Call To Actions Are Too Frequent

Don’t enter every contest you stumble upon that could win you $100 in recording gear. Pick and choose the best contests that can advance your career the most. Nearly every band driven contest is based on votes. Some, however, CAN be extremely valuable – like getting festival slots or opportunities to perform with huge artists.
When you have a new album out or are going on tour, yes, it’s completely acceptable (and encouraged) to encourage your fans to purchase. Make sure you spread out your requests for action. Because if you don’t, your fans will eventually tune you out.

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by Dylan Welsh  Nov 17, 2014 12:00 PM
The sheer number of tasks that need to be completed on any given day can overwhelm anybody involved in music professionally. In today’s industry, most musicians end up wearing many different hats in order to make ends meet. Everywhere you go, independent artists have to not only write and perform the music, but record it, market it, book shows, and do their own press. Getting organized is essential to avoid getting bogged down by tasks and overwhelmed to the point of stagnation. Below are five tasks that you can add to your daily to-do list that will without a doubt put you closer to achieving your goals. (more…)

You Tube is the third most popular website in the world, and the fourth most popular in the United States, behind only Amazon (3), Facebook (2), and Google at the top slot – according to Alexa.com.

More than 1 billion unique users visit You Tube every month.

One billion. Every month.

So yeah, it’s very popular…and it’s here to stay. It’s the new television for the modern age. But the great thing about living in this time is that you have control over the broadcast, and anyone can do it – and do it well. All you need to know is the basic fundamentals and put them into practice.

Of course, quality of content will always come into play with respect to the amount of views you get, and subsequently, the amount of money you can make. However, the following tips will help any musician that uploads a video to You Tube, regardless of the level of skill or experience.

If you already have videos on You Tube, go fix the issues that you’re able to correct immediately. If you plan on shooting video in the future, keep all of these tips in mind and you will definitely see a difference in the amount of traffic that you receive.

To see the 8 common mistakes, click here:
8 Common Areas Where Musicians Make Mistakes with You Tube Videos – and How to Fix Them
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There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and energy on an email campaign only to earn a dismal and depressing open rate.

What’s the point in stealing time out of your busy schedule to send out carefully crafted emails when no one’s going to even read them?

That would be like me writing this article and then leaving it in my Google Drive folder never to be seen by another pair of eyes. What a waste of my impressive skill and creativity!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but If no one is opening your emails there’s likely a reason (or 5) why.

This article will show you 5 reasons why your emails are not being read and how you can start your open rate on the upward climb.

 

For the rest of the story, click here:
The 5 Real Reasons Nobody’s Opening your Emails – Advanced Lead Generation Marketing Blog.