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Explore proven strategies for success for independent musicians, songwriters and producers in this future music blog. Think big about your music career and prosper.

Planning a Viral Music Video – Back to the 90s with New Artist Model Member Jensen Reed

back to the 90s

An Interview with Jensen Reed on the Viral Music Video Back to the 90s It’s the big question on most musicians minds… How do you create that perfect viral video? One that can launch your career forward and raise awareness for you and your music. New Artist Model member Jensen Reed found the right formula […]

The Best Musician Website Tips – 3 Easy Fixes to Try Today

The best musician website tips

You’ve probably heard this a thousand times before… as a musician, you need to have a website. Sure, it’s easy enough to put together a website for your music with all the easy website builders available today, but making a REALLY EFFECTIVE website? One that will help you actually engage with your fans and sell […]

How to NOT Waste Time Promoting Your Music on Social Media

how to not waste time promoting your music on social media

Let’s talk about promoting your music on social media. More specifically making the task of promoting your music not suck (and take all your time away from music). I mean, who has time to spend hours coming up with social media posts? The secret is NOT doing more to promote your music. It’s about working […]

The Art of the Cover Song – Using Covers to Grow Your Audience

The Art of the Cover Song - Using Covers to Grow Your Audience

Free Webinar April 26th at 4PM EST For a lot of musicians, there’s a bit of a love/hate relationship going on with cover songs. On one side of the equation, it’s fun and insightful to cover other people’s songs and, if you pick the right song, fans will really go crazy when they hear a […]

How to Promote Your Music

Musician Power Tools

The internet has opened up endless possibilities, and, while that may seem daunting, it really allows you to experiment and let your creativity run wild! The key is to learn from the promotions you run, make changes, and fine-tune them to your unique career. Let’s take a look at some basic strategies you could be using to […]

4 Ways to Make Band Practice More Efficient

4 ways to make band practice more efficient

When it comes to band practice, practice only makes perfect if you use your time efficiently. Many bands get together with the initial intention to practice for a few hours, but get distracted and goof off, resulting in little or no progress. And other times we end up just playing what’s comfortable instead of pushing […]

Tips for Emailing Music Bloggers (And Other Industry Professionals)

emailing music bloggers

Emailing music bloggers and other industry people like press outlets and record label execs is just downright frustrating for a lot of indie musicians. More often than not, you put all this time into your emails, and then when you hit the send button, you never even get a response. There are a lot of […]

5 Creative Band Merch Ideas Your Fans Will Love

creative band merch ideas your fans will love

Merchandise is a great way to make money as a musician and express your personality as an artist. Of course, there are those standard band merch items every artist should sell – like T-shirts, hoodies, and CDs – but more than ever, musicians are branching out and releasing creative and exclusive merch items. Why bother? […]

What Authors Can Learn From the Music Business

what authors can learn from the music business

Recently, I was interviewed by Joanna Penn, self-published author and indie advocate and educator for writers, about the music business and the changes that have occurred in the music industry which preceded the shift in digital publishing: Physical to digital formats and now streaming and micro-payments; musicians choosing to go indie instead of joining big labels; […]

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