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
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 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
You’ve been hard at work for some time – composing, editing, laying down tracks and vocals and finally – recording. Your CDs are on the shelves and/or your music is available on iTunes. You’ve done everything you know to do. So why aren’t you making money with your music? Well, there are a variety of reasons, but some of the main reasons are:
Continue reading 4 Reasons You Are Not Making Money with Your Music
There’s no denying that the music business has changed dramatically over the last few years. CD sales have dropped even among A list artists and traditional radio has to struggle for listeners and advertising. The launch of download services like iTunes has created a dent in the CD sales market. Why buy the whole CD if I can just download the songs I want for a lot less? Now even downloads are losing their luster. Streaming is the new buzzword in the music industry. Internet radio and streaming services are popping up everywhere and gives listeners more control over what they hear. So with all of this in mind, should you really record an entire album for release? Should you only release singles? Is there a different strategy to releasing singles vs albums? Let’s take a look at the benefits of releasing a full album versus releasing singles. Continue reading Singles vs Albums: Which should you release?
Musicians and fans are often on a different wavelength. It’s the same in many relationships. You give your lover what you want them to give you. But it doesn’t work if your lover wants something else. Isn’t that the premise behind the love languages? A relationship works when each party gives the other what they want. Let’s take a look at what you may be obsessing over that your fans don’t necessarily care about and some suggestion about how you can really connect with fans. Continue reading 5 Things to Stop Obsessing Over and Really Connect with Fans