Making money as a musician is difficult, but many amateur musicians don’t realize that paying music gigs aren’t just for headliners! Whether you’re getting started in your music career or trying to take things to the next level, here is what you need to know about finding music gigs that pay (in something other than coffee!). Continue reading How to Find Music Gigs That Pay
Video marketing is one of the best tools for building a fanbase that is engaged and enthusiastic. What types of videos can you make, and how can video help you to build your fanbase?
The Importance of Video for Artists
If you are an artist that isn’t using video yet, you are missing out every day! Video is one of the most powerful ways to get your music, your personality and your style out into the world. On paper, many artists seem similar. However, video can give you a chance to share your true personality and voice with your fans. It helps to make you different from other artists who play similar instruments or styles of music. Even more importantly, video helps you to connect directly with your fans and build a strong and loyal fanbase. Continue reading Using Video to Build Your Fanbase
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 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
Ideas for marketing your hip hop music
After you’ve written a dope song which flows, has a solid theme, fresh rhymes and a tight beat, you’re ready to market your hit-to-be. It may seem obvious, but before you even decide to promote your music you need to have quality material to promote. Otherwise, it’ll be a waste of time and money with no progress made. So, make sure your product is great and by great I mean mixed and mastered, high quality and relevant to your fans. There’s lots of competition out there, so give your fans and potential fans more than just a top quality record. Deliver a record DJs will be happy to play.
Once you have a song that will truly go viral, there are other things to do to best market your hip hop music. Continue reading Ideas for marketing your hip hop music
Why You Shouldn’t Be Focused On Radio
According to Statista.com, radio is the second most powerful medium in the United States, second only to television. Makes you think radio is where most people listen to music. Well, that would be a wrong assumption. When it comes to how audiences listen to and find music, there’s been a huge shift because of the change in our economy due to technology. While radio is popular, because of this shift, playing music is not its main agenda. Below, we will examine why you should not be focused on radio: Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Be Focused On Radio