Independent artists rely on the tangible media that is the music CD. As a physical representation of their hard work, a means of increasing revenue, and to establish their brand, independent musicians use CDs in ways major label artists don’t. Read More.
Besides providing basic information, a great poster, flyer, or postcard sells a benefit and triggers a buying action. These design tips can help you streamline the process and serve as a checklist for the information to include. Read More.
In Part 2 of this post, we take a look at the Facebook Live broadcast and detail the problems, the solutions, and the benefits Amanada Jones & The Family Band enjoyed from the performance. Read More.
Producing a successful live streaming event takes a lot more than a smart phone and a tripod. This two-part post features a Facebook Live case study from concept, to rehearsal, to broadcast and analysis. Read More.
Everyone says you’ve got to build your email list if you want to be successful in today’s music industry, but most people I’ve talked to have had a less-than-great experience emailing their fans. These tips can help improve your email marketing. Read More.
In our February Twitter chat (#DMchat17), artist, producer, and founder of Daredevil Production Johnny Dwinell talked about music marketing strategies for indie musicians. Read more.
YouTube Cards and End Screens give your viewers a call to action and make your YouTube channel more effective in turning viewers into fans. Read More.
To find your authenticity, your true artistic voice, you have to explore and create – and be patient. As an artist, your job is to practice without expectation. Read More.
What’s in an artist brand? How do you develop one? And how do you best integrate your brand into your music merch endeavors? Read More.
Here are 12 music PR tips to help you stimulate publicity, better communicate, and build good public relations with local press and your fans. Read More.
The Hammond organ has earned its place in music history, and here are five examples of why it spans genre and time to endure. Read More.
If you want to give great interviews, preparation is key. Here are 12 tips to help you prepare and make new fans when the press comes calling. Read More.
In our December Twitter chat (#DMchat16), music industry consultant Bobby Borg shared his predictions for the music industry in 2017 and beyond. Read More.
From playing shows to selling CDs and merch to finding time for self care, life on the road requires a balance between your personal, public, and business life. The Accidentals share some #TourLife hacks with us. Read More.
In this post, I want to get into the most common conceptual mistake that just about all indie music artists make when thinking about a YouTube marketing strategy. Read More.