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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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How to Write a Chorus with a Catchy Hook

April 24, 2017  

Everyone looks forward to the part of the song where they can join in, and even though they've loved every note staved across your verse, they can't wait to reach that crock of chorus gold. In this post for budding songwriters, Joe Hoten from Bands For Hire takes a look at every key aspect of songwr ...

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How to get verified on Spotify in 3 easy steps

April 20, 2017  

Getting a blue tick next to your name with Spotify verification is a great way to boost your credibility on the world's most popular streaming platform. You no longer need 250 followers to get verified on Spotify, thanks to Spotify for Artists. Here's how to do it in 3 simple steps. Spotify ha ...

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How to Build a Fanbase For Your Band and Create Super Fans

April 18, 2017  

Building and maintaining a loyal fan base is essential for successful bands and solo artists. It’s argued that a musician can make a steady living with a base of just 1,000 die-hard fans, but how do you turn casual listeners into super fans who support your career and purchase your tracks? ...

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