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Meet the Band Managers: A Guide to Music Management

July 10, 2017  

As musicians and bands achieve more success and start dealing with jam-packed schedules, a band manager becomes an important part of the team, on-hand to help organise, promote and guide the group. We spoke to two experienced band managers - and tutors at the British & Irish Modern Music I ...

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How to Secure Funding for Musicians and Record Labels

June 29, 2017  

Securing funding and investment is a great way to get independent record labels and music projects of the ground, and cover the any costs that come with producing music, touring and running a successful label as a business. We are often asked about ways to get funding for musicians and labels, so he ...

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Performing Live Music: Easy Ways to Improve Your Set

June 26, 2017  

Performing live is one of the best things about being a musician. Whether you’re in a band, or you’re a solo artist, it doesn’t get much better than walking out on stage in front of a big crowd and tearing the roof off the venue. Every gigging musician knows that sometimes, t ...

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Email Marketing for Musicians: How to Build a Mailing List

June 20, 2017  

Creating and building an email list can be key to your success as a band or solo artist these days. While social media has its place, email marketing is one of the best ways to get your fans’ attention. How to set up a mailing list for your band Why do musicians need a mailing list ...

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How To Record Vocals At Home: The Basics Explained

June 5, 2017  

Recording the perfect vocal is not a perfect science. It can be extremely subjective and often depends on the sound you’re looking for on your track. It can also be far more difficult than you might expect when you haven’t done it before, so read on to learn more about the basics of reco ...

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Top 10 Busking Tips For Street Performers

May 24, 2017  

Thinking of busking anytime soon? Whether you’re a new or seasoned busker these tips will definitely come in handy for your next busking gig. We caught up with Busk For A Cure's Helmut Uhlmann to get his advice on how you can get out there and start busking. 10 Key Busking Tips for Mu ...

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Band Checklist: 50 Things to Bring When Playing a Gig

May 17, 2017  

Whether you're veteran musicians with thousands of gigs under your belt or a fresh-faced newbie whose just landed your first booking, this gig checklist is for you. We've racked our brains and asked experienced musicians from across the industry for their tips on what to bring along to a live sho ...

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How To Crowdfund Your Next Album in 5 Steps

May 12, 2017  

Crowdfunding can be one of the most effective ways for musicians to fund a new project, whether it be the production of an album, a tour, or other recording projects, while also creating a strong community of fans and supporters. Many musicians, however, make mistakes in their crowdfunding effort ...

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10 Ways To Get More Playlist Followers On Spotify

May 11, 2017  

You’ve made a great playlist and you’re really excited about it! But you want other music lovers to listen to it, right? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get more Spotify playlist followers organically. Here’s how: How to get more Spotify playlist followers 1. ...

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How To Get Your Music Played On The Radio

May 2, 2017  

We may be living in an age of instant access to music, where playlisting is key, but despite the rise of streaming and songs on demand, getting your music played on the radio is one of the most effective ways to reach the masses. Getting your tracks played on the radio can make a big impact on ...

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