5 Ways To Ensure A Steady Growing Fan Base


Acquiring fans is something a band starts doing (intentionally or not) from day one. Every time you talk about your band you are working at attracting new fans, whether that is your intentions or not. In fact, every time somebody sees, hears, or reads about you there is potential that they are going to end up…

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How To Open For Major Label Artists In Your City


Getting the chance to open up for major label artists can be one of the most exciting things to happen to an up and coming band. Especially when the headliner is somebody they grew up listening to. Not only do you get to share the stage with professionals that are viewed as the best of…

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Don’t Underestimate The Value Of Viral As A Musician

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For most independent musicians, large worldwide exposure is a difficult thing to achieve if you don’t have a lot of funds for advertising. That is why artists sign contracts with large record labels. They have the funds to buy advertising on various avenues like radio, television, and the internet. Now back in the day, getting…

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9 Reasons Why Your Bands Song Sucks

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  Now before I get started, don’t go getting all emotional if you feel that your songs may “suck” after reading this post. I’ve wrote and recorded many horrible songs in my day, and I wouldn’t be the musician I am today had I not persevered through those early days of not really knowing what…

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The Nine Most Important Things You Need To Do At Your Gigs

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If you see your gigs as nothing more than a place to let people see you play then, you are missing out on the bigger picture of things. Your shows are the best way to network with fans, the easiest way to gain new fans, and a great way to help you get future gigs.…

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8 Reasons Your Sound Guy Openly Hates You

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  If you are an active reader of this site or my Facebook Page then you already know how important I think it is to keep the sound guy/girl in a good mood. Yes, you will come across some real assholes but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do everything in your power to avoid…

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Tips For Playing A Killer Live Show

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  Live shows are where all the magic happens! Nothing promotes your band better than a live show. It is the perfect place to network with fans, industry people and other musicians. There are a lot of great things you can do to get the most out of your live shows, but the most important…

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Websites 101 For Musicians And Bands

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  Websites for musicians or bands are great for online promotion. Nowadays you almost aren’t deemed professional in the online world without one. The best thing about having a band website is that you have total control over the whole site (as apposed to a Twitter page or Facebook fan page). You can have everything…

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14 Reasons Why Your Band Secretly Hates You

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If you are anything like me, you have been in numerous bands over your years of playing. If so then I ‘m willing to bet you have had at least one member you secretly (or openly) had issues with in one or two of those bands. It may have even got to the point where…

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How To Get Steady Gigs

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  When it comes to playing gigs, any serious band will agree that steady shows are the lifeblood to their career. Playing live is the best way to make money (gig income, merch and CD sales), network with others in the music industry and most importantly socialize with your fans. What’s that? You don’t interact…

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