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Building a Better Band Newsletter

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Whether you’re just starting out and struggling to email your fans or an experienced band finally starting a newsletter, building a great band newsletter is one of the best ways to keep in touch with your fans and attract new ones. Today, we’re exploring the simple ways you can build a better band newsletter.
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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

The Importance of Community

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The Importance of Community

I recently sent an email to my mailing list that took me a month to write. Why did it take me a month to write it? I suppose you could call it extreme writer’s block. I couldn’t think of the words to say. It was awful because someone was counting on me for a response. Continue reading The Importance of Community

Before You Go Into the Studio

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Before You Go Into the Studio

You’ve written an awesome song with tight lyrics and feel you are ready to lay down tracks in the studio. Wait a minute though. Are you sure you’re ready? Studio time is not cheap. And if you’re a member of a band, it could be even more expensive, as well as time consuming. Before going into the studio, there are steps you should take to make sure your studio time is used to its fullest potential. A common mistake many artists make is to go into the studio unprepared, then rush the quality of the song to save money because you’re watching the clock. The Internet is full of advice on what you should do, and although there are few wrong answers, it’s best to follow the advice of those in the business. For this post, I consulted  Kevin James, who works with me at ECHE and is a broadcaster on CJB Radio and asked him what you should do before you go into the studio.

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3 Things Successful Artists Are Doing That You Probably Are Not

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There’s a conference coming up next July that I go to every year. It’s called the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference. Every year music industry people come together to give artists the benefit of their knowledge and expertise. And sell their products and services. I’ve heard some very interesting feedback from artists like “They’re just trying to make money.” Or they’re just trying to sell me something. Of course they are! They’re business people! But that doesn’t mean that they’re not also trying to help you.  That’s my rant related to the topic of this post. This post discusses 3 things successful artists are doing that you should do also. Continue reading 3 Things Successful Artists Are Doing That You Probably Are Not