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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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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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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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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