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How house concerts can help you grown your fan base

By Guest Blogger We all know the scenario: you play at your local club to the same group of fans time and time again. Every week there may be a few new people there, but not enough to make a… Continue Reading

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A guide to getting gigs (part 3): how to promote your shows

By Guest Blogger [This article was written by guest contributor Yannick Ilunga of The Jazz Spotlight.] This is the final part of the three-article series A Guide to Getting Gigs. As the title suggests, in What to Do Before Looking for… Continue Reading

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5 Things You Should Always Do After Playing a Gig

By kathleen.parrish@hotmail.com (Kathleen Parrish) What to do after the final bow. (Image via tbo.com) You just played an awesome show – but now what? Even though the gig is over, there’s still work to be done. Some tasks need to… Continue Reading

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How to transcribe sheet music for your songs

By Guest Blogger Make rehearsals, sessions, and gigs easier by creating sheet music (and sell it at your merch booth too!) [This article was written by the folks at Sheet Music Plus.] If you’re a guitarist or a songwriter, you… Continue Reading

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Streaming Leads to Three Times More Sales Than Radio, Study Finds…

By Paul Resnikoff Taylor Swift is all over FM radio. But should she be? Not according to the Country Music Association (CMA), who found that people who discover music while streaming are three times more likely to buy that music… Continue Reading

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Keep Your Life in Order While on Tour

By Nia R Jones Touring is essential to a band’s success. In an age where music is easily pirated and consumers have shorter attention spans, going on tour can be one of the best ways to reach your fans and… Continue Reading

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How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)

By Guest Post By Sharky Laguana, CEO of Bandago. This article originally appeared on Medium.com Streaming services, most notably Spotify (by far the largest) use what could be called a parimutuel royalty system: all the money collected goes into a… Continue Reading

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What a Successful Indie Artist Actually Makes on Spotify

By Paul Resnikoff This is the complete, unaltered Spotify royalty statement for independent cellist Zöe Keating. It covers the first nine months of 2014. Zoe Keating – 9 Months of Spotify (Scroll Down for Totals) – Spotify The post What… Continue Reading

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3 Ways to Get More Buzz for Your Venue

By hughmcintyre1@gmail.com (Hugh McIntyre) Having a successful show or tour is not just thanks to those actually performing. It takes a team of people to make sure everything is planned well and things run smoothly. A venue has a lot… Continue Reading

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How to Make Mistakes Onstage Like a Pro

By welsh.dyl@gmail.com (Dylan Welsh) Photo via artquoteoftheday.wordpress.com Ideally, you’ll be so prepared going into every gig that there’s no way you could possibly make a mistake. Unfortunately though, mistakes are inevitable regardless of how much preparation you put into a performance.… Continue Reading