YouTube is the world’s largest music-discovery platform, where indie musicians can monetize their music and anyone can post whatever they want, whether they own the rights or not. What does that mean for you and your music?
In these videos, I break down the 10 things I see independent artists do — or fail to do — that leads to underachieving in their music careers. Here are the top 10 marketing mistakes independent musicians make. Read the post.
With Spotify canvas, you can include short looping videos that will play while your music streams. It’s a great way to increase shares and engagement, and it’s easy to use. Read the post.
Live-streaming has opened new opportunities for many musicians. It has also created new categories of challenges. These prep and performance tips can make your Zoom gigs the best they can be. Read the post.
Throughout the pandemic, live-streamed performances have been a lifeline for many musicians, but the technical challenges can be significant. Here are some tips to help you share your music via Zoom. Read the post.
With an adaptable music release strategy and an eye on results, I was able to get over 700,000 streams for one of my singles and over 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Here’s how it happened. Read the post.
Want to grow your Spotify playlist to expand your listener-base? Paid ads are one way to do do it, and in this post, Brian Hazard walks us through the steps of his successful Instragram Stories ad campaign. Read the post.
A good offer needs good promotion to achieve its potential. In this post, Brian Hazard gives us insights into how he made his “Free CD + Shipping & Handling” offer reach new fans and turn a profit. Read the post.
Brian Hazard sold 1,000 CDs in ten weeks using a “free CD plus shipping and handling” offer. He also made over $3,500. Here’s a detailed look at how he did it. Read the post.
To build or grow your following and help others discover your music, you should target niches. To market this effectively, you need to know your target niche’s culture and the type of entertainment they love. Read the post.
While it may be easier to sell merch when you’re performing live and in person, there are techniques you can use to promote and sell your merch while streaming online. Read the post.
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.
You can still play live shows during this pandemic by live streaming them to your fans. But, to make money from it, you need to build income-making methods into your show so fans can support you. Read the post.
As musicians transition from live shows to live streams, they are finding ways to monetize their performances, even if they aren’t “in person.” Some of these revenue options aren’t even available when playing live! Read the post.