On Episode 214 of the CLIMB podcast, Johnny Dwinell makes the argument that, whether you know it or not, you’re in the media business, and you need to invest in that aspect of your music career. Read the post.
Creating compelling live streams goes beyond setting up a camera and performing like you do on stage. Use these techniques to create a better performance, get more viewers, and make more money from your live stream show. Read the post.
In these uncertain days, you can spread joy by releasing videos, produced in your home. Here’s one way to improve the lighting for your home-made videos. Read the post.
While many of us around the world are stuck indoors, you can spread some joy by putting on streaming concerts and releasing videos — all from your home. Read the post.
Indie music maverick Chris Robley walks us through the process of building an audience by giving away free CDs — while making money in the process. Read the post.
There are so many ways to promote your music and career, which is empowering — and confusing. Which are the most valuable services for the budding indie artist? Read the post.
Posting and sharing music videos is a great way to get your music noticed on social media. Thankfully, interesting videos are easier to make than ever. Read the post.
Marketing to your fans is essential for your music career, but if you want to expand your music audience, you need a plan for growth. Here are three ideas to make that happen. Read the post.
With the vast number of videos on the web, you can’t just record the same old footage and rise above the clutter. Here are 15 approaches to produce music videos that get attention. Read the post.
Brent Baxter and Johnny Dwinell discuss the one simple question every artist should ask before spending a dime on anything artistically related. Excerpted from The CLIMB podcast, episode #76 about music marketing, titled: “This One Question Will Save You Thousands.” Read More.
“Content marketing” might not sound like fun, but it works, and many of the most successful indie musicians use it (even if they don’t know it). Read More.
There is no formula to create viral videos – the very nature of viral content is that it’s out of your control – but there are best practices you can use for all the videos you release. 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.
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.
Playing cover songs can boost your visibility, warm up a crowd, or be a way to earn a living. Whatever the end goal, there is more than one way to approach playing someone else’s well-known – or little known – song. Read More.