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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.

7 Smart and Creative Ways to Sell Out Your Gigs

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Image via Stocksy First thing that comes to mind when thinking about promoting your music is probably social media, right? Social media breaks down so many barriers for indie musicians to reach and communicate with an audience – and that’s awesome!  But sometimes it’s easy to forget about the in-person, experiential facet of music. That […]

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Know Your Craft

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Know Your Craft So here you are again. Sitting with your instrument trying to learn or create another song – but the process is taking forever! Every new song you learn or write feels like starting from square one with a totally blank slate. What can you do? Well as it turns out, theory can […]

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Get the Music Out of Your Head

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Get the Music Out of Your Head We all have found ourselves hearing something in our head that sounds so great that we have to play it and get it down on paper. However, once we find ourselves there, the next step of actually getting what we are hearing into a form that we can use often […]

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Break Out of Your Old Music Habits

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Break Out of Your Old Music Habits One of the greatest challenges any musician faces is the plateau. We all know what it is like. You finally start regularly practicing, you make some strong progress with a few things that you always wanted to learn, and then all of a sudden…you stop improving. Every time […]

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How to Jam and Play with Anybody

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How to Play and Jam With Anybody Trust Your Ear  One of the hardest barriers to jumping in and playing with other people is the perception that there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to play music. This perception has come from a lot of places, but it is often very misleading. Some of […]

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Stop Guessing and Learn the Language of Music

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When you pay attention to everything that’s going on around you, you’ll be surprised what you hear. Stop guessing what the chords might be Instead, learn about keys and harmonic function. This will take enormous amounts of guesswork out of the process. You don’t have to try twenty chords if you know that it can […]

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The Quest to Become a Better Musician

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Time, Tonality and Harmony We all want to improve as musicians, but it can be hard to identify clear ways to improve. Just starting to practice on a regular basis can help you enormously, but it can also be a real challenge. Many times it’s hard to decide what to practice when you finally sit […]

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Séan McCann becomes a musical entrepreneur

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After two decades and a turn to sobriety, Séan McCann took a good look at his life in the music industry. He wanted a change. It had been a good living for a while. As a founding member of Great Big Sea, Mr. McCann spent nearly half his life playing and touring with friends. But […]

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How to Book College Gigs as an Indie Musician

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Musician Mike Sullivan makes his living touring colleges.  The Los Angeles-based independent singer-songwriter knows exactly how to book college gigs, playing more than 250 over the past 10 years. Some of the schools he has played include Hawaii Pacific University, Odessa College, Indiana University, Purdue University, Green Mountain College, Shenandoah University, Embry-Riddle University, Lipscomb University, […]

How to Book Your Own Gigs

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Gigs. Every musician has to start out booking their own gigs, but, as you’ve probably realized, this is a lot easier said than done. After all, there are so many musicians and bands competing for very limited performance spots. For promoters, it’s a game of risk management – they want to book bands they know […]

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