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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.

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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 […]


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


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 […]

How to Promote Your Music

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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 […]

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How to make it in the new age of music

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There’s no question whether or not the music industry has changed. Some say it’s for the worse, but others see opportunity in the new age of music and are helping others do the same.I has a chance to talk with Nick Ruffini of Drummer’s Resource a few weeks ago about the realities of the new music […]

Musicians Guide – Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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SEO is all about setting up your website so that its pages are easily found and highly ranked by search engines like Google. This Musicians Guide Search Engine Optimization SEO will show you how. While traditional marketing avenues like radio airplay and social media promotion are great for getting new people interested in your music, […]

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Dave Kusek Podcast

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Dave Kusek Podcast I had a chat a couple of weeks ago with my friend Bobby Owsinski that he recorded for his Inner Circle Podcast. I I hope you enjoy it. We talked about a lot of things in the Dave Kusek podcast including the early days of electronic and digital music, the creation of […]

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What’s Working in Indie Music Today: Lessons in Success from New Artist Model Member Matt Powell

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By Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath Sponsored by the New Artist Model: Turn your passion for music into a rewarding career. On His Own — And Loving It Canadian Singer songwriter Matt Powell isn’t a big believer in conventional wisdom.  Especially the old saying that there is safety in numbers.  After spending most of his musical career […]

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