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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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Record Label of the Month: Watchman Records

May 26, 2017  

Returning to our label showcase series, we spoke to the Director of new independent dance label Watchman Records, Martyn Hollinshead, to find out how is supporting, promoting and releasing music for upcoming electronic artists, as well as the challenges he's faced when setting up the label. ...

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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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Latest Music Opportunities: Apply to Play Festivals & Events Across the World

April 22, 2017  

Stay up-to-date with the latest free music opportunities from around the world and apply to play festivals and events with our opportunities map, regularly updated with new gig opportunities and music competitions. Find opportunities for unsigned bands, solo artists and DJ's across the UK, USA, Aus ...

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