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Building A Stronger Fan Base For Your Band

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Growing your fan base is no easy task, especially if you are an introvert or still self-conscious about sharing your music with the world. While being yourself always helps with winning fans, there are many other ways to get your fan count up and start selling out your shows.

Quick Tips for Winning Fans

Many musicians say that you need 1,000 true, dedicated fans to make a music career sustainable. But how do you get to 1,000? Continue reading Building A Stronger Fan Base For Your Band

The Importance of Music Business Education

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Being a successful musician is about more than late nights spent practicing, booking gigs and writing new songs. It’s also about running a business. When you are your own boss and employee, knowledge of music business basics is essential. Continue reading The Importance of Music Business Education

Songwriting Tips & Tricks for the Busy Artist

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When music is your job or your part-time hobby, it can feel more like work than play. Songwriting is one of the most important parts of being an independent music artist. Unfortunately, sometimes your well of inspiration runs dry or you’re too busy to sit down and think about writing a song. If you are a busy artist always on the go, here are some of our best tips and tricks for songwriting when you’re on the move.  Continue reading Songwriting Tips & Tricks for the Busy Artist

The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

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The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

As an indie artist, you’re used to doing it all. But at some point in your journey, you will find doing it all takes away from your ability to focus on your music. When you realize you don’t have enough time to get everything done, it’s time to start thinking about assembling a team to support and assist you. Continue reading The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

Why Personal Branding is Important

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Why Personal Branding is Important

I get questions, from time to time, on subjects related to the music business. Recently a musician asked me:

“Why is personal branding so important? As long as I have a fan base, what difference does it make if I brand myself? I’m not even sure what branding is.”

According to Susan Hutson, Vice President of Marketing at Ekwa.com, “The more you work on developing your personal brand, Continue reading Why Personal Branding is Important

5 Ideas to Make More Money with Your Music

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There are many, many ways to make more money with your music. While concerts and the sale of CD’s are more direct ways, below are some indirect ways you can make more money and support your ministry: Continue reading 5 Ideas to Make More Money with Your Music