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5 Ways to Impress Music Journalists With Your Promo Photo

By jamieludwig01@gmail.com (Jamie Ludwig) Promotional photos serve many purposes for music journalists beyond just being something to feast our eyes upon. They introduce us to the people behind the music and help create or reinforce a narrative of a band,… Continue Reading

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The Difference Between Being 'Undiscovered' and 'Epic' on Social Media

By Liv Buli Rihanna is an example of a social media superstar. (Image via forbes.com) This article originally appeared on Forbes.com. Editor’s note: All of the data included in this article is via research conducted by Next Big Sound. There… Continue Reading

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4 Blog Post Ideas to Hold Your Fans' Attention

By Carla Jean Whitley Image via doandroidsdance.com The musician’s life isn’t always glamorous. But the average fan doesn’t have an understanding of what that life is really like – and they’re often eager to find out. Sharing your story by… Continue Reading

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Why (not) Bandcamp? [Emily White]

By Guest Post By Emily White of Whitesmith Entertainment & Dreamfuel Bandcamp is a platform I came across by accident in 2008. A platform I was seeking nonetheless, by asking everyone around me “Why isn’t there a way to sell… Continue Reading

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4 simple steps to creating a killer press list

By Guest Blogger [This article was written by Janelle Rogers and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] When I built my first press list, I put every small town paper on there, including journalists who covered genres we would… 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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Have a Music Publicist? Never Hesitate to Make These 3 Requests

By Laura Goldfarb Image via melodyloops.com Every PR firm and publicist marches to the beat of their own drum, and as a result, your campaign is going to look different from your friends’. That being said, for the sake of maintaining… Continue Reading

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How to Run a Proper Social Media Contest Your Fans Will Love

By Tyler Allen Image via convinceandconvert.com I had a guy approach my company about sponsoring a talent show. I always dig a good talent show, and it made sense with my work, so I was certainly interested. He then told me,… Continue Reading

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Indie Artist Cheat Sheet: The Best (and Worst) Months to Release Your Album

By Janelle Rogers Image via hipindetroit.com A version of this article originally appeared on the Green Light Go blog. Whether leaves are growing on or falling from trees, it’s a good idea to look at the full year when you’re… Continue Reading

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Why You Should Be Using Instagram as a Musician (And All Its Dirty Secrets)

By Joe Marson Authors note: I do not work for Instagram nor am I endorsed by them (believe me, I wish I was). In fact, I don’t particularly like social media of any kind. But the passion I have to… Continue Reading