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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

How to Have A Successful Performance

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This is a great interview from the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast. Tom Jackson is a leading live music producer. He’s the person you go to to help you craft a good live performance. He likens his 4 Pillars of a successful performance to what you would need to build a house. Press the play button below to listen to the interview. I took some notes while I was listening. Feel free to comment. I’d love to know your thoughts on these pillars.

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What is artist development?

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We found this great post by Artistopia about artist development  —  http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/13298/entertainment/why_artist_development_makes_a_difference.html.  The article covers everything we can think of that you need as an artist to move your ministry forward.  Most artists don’t think of half the items on this list for their careers. However, as an independent artist, business management, sales, and advisers are equally as important as musicianship and having the right equipment during your performances. So after reading the post, we wanted to highlight a couple of questions you may have. Continue reading What is artist development?