With the explosion of music streaming, physical media appeared to be out for the count. However, the majors are now reporting physical music revenue growth compared to 2018. Heck, even cassettes are making a comeback. Read the post.
Kick 2020 off right by making achievable goals and plans now. Use this list to help you decide where to put your time and energy to set music goals for 2020 and make it your best music year ever. Read the post.
Publicity doesn’t “just happen” when you just release your music or do something newsworthy. Most stories in the media are promoted through publicity strategies done behind the scenes. Read the post.
Why pass up the chance to make additional revenue, build your artist brand, and cement a special connection with your fans?
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Your social media provides more than a platform to reach your fans with new music, there are many ways to make money — and these income sources can start with your very first follower. Read the post.
Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter dig into the pitfalls of social media marketing and not owning your fans’ contact info. You should have alternate and viable means to stay connected and communicate with your fans outside of Facebook. Read the post.
Being blind hasn’t stopped Joey Stuckey from living a life of intention, joy, and music-making. He also helps design and sell his merch, which is a big part of his revenue stream as an indie artist. Read the post.
Your band bio can compel the press/media to write about you, bookers to contact you to play live, and potential fans to check out your music. But one size does not fit all, so you’ll need three versions. Read the post.
Even if you’re just starting out, you already have what you need to promote on social media and build a following using strategies outlined in this post. Read the post.
Your best social media strategy is to entertain your fans throughout the year rather than just drop an album and disappear into the studio for 12 months. Create a strategy to make your fans anticipate your every release — music, videos, merch, and more — and attract new fans in the process. Read the post.
By identifying and researching artists who are similar to you but have gotten more coverage and promotion, you’ll learn exactly where to focus your own music marketing efforts. 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.
Making money with music through booking, licensing, and media opportunities can only happen if people know how to contact you. Follow this checklist so you don’t miss any money-making and publicity-generating opportunities. Read the post.
For all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay grounded, define your goals, and keep you reaching for the stars. Read the post.