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

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How a Positive Indie Attitude Will Advance Your Touring Career

As a touring musician, you encounter a variety of situations that have the potential to disrupt your day's plans. The attitude with which you meet these daily challenges can influence your success or failure as you move through your career.…

How to Get Corporate Clients for Your Home Studio

This post is derived from a series Gary Gray wrote for Tunecore. Click here and here to read the original, full articles. Two years ago I came up with a five-year plan of how I was going to take an already consistently lucrative home…
3 Ways to get Booked as an Opening Act

3 Ways to Get Booked as an Opening Act

There's something awesome about playing a headlining gig - where you know everyone in the crowd is there to support you. But one of the best ways to expand your audience is to get booked as an opening act. In terms of exposure, when you play…

Why Booking Local Gigs Will Set You Up for National Success

We all want to move on to big regional, national, or even international tours. But, it's a mistake to rush into touring too quickly and skip out on booking local gigs. I have always been a believer in starting your career in a central place,…

How to Book Club Gigs - When to Contact Club Bookers

by Jeri Goldstein You called the venue and they were already booked... How many times have you had that happen? Wouldn’t it be great to know the best times to call to at least have a fighting chance of getting booked? Well today I'm…

How to License Your Music with Music Libraries

Music libraries are one of the BEST ways to license your music. And here's the cool part: you don't need any connections or experience licensing your music to get started! Any genre can get licensed in music libraries and they work with musicians…
How to grow your fanbase and promote your music

How to Grow Your Fanbase and Promote Your Music

Let's talk about music promotion. Believe it or not, it's not just about selling your music and getting fans out to gigs. You also need to think long-term, and take action to grow your fanbase and get your music in front of a new, ever-expanding…
Musician's guide to instagram

Musician's Guide to Instagram: Growing Your Fanbase

Instagram is one of the best places to grow a fanbase for musicians. But you only have to take a trip to the explore page to realize that there is a ton of content posted on Instagram every single day. How on earth do you stand out and…
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How to Promote Your Music

The internet has opened up endless possibilities to promote your music. And, while that may seem daunting, it really allows you to experiment and let your creativity run wild! The key to successfully promoting your music in today's music…
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Instagram for Musicians: Music Marketing Tips You Need to Know

Instagram is one of the most effective music promotion channels out there with over 1 billion monthly active users. And 500 million of those users are on the app every day. Not to mention, Instagram has the highest engagement rates across…

How to Get Your Music on Spotify Playlists

“How to get your music on Spotify playlists?” That’s the hot question in the mind of just about every indie musician on the planet. And with good reason. There are plenty of inspiring stories of musicians who got one song on a crazy-popular…
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How to Book Gigs on Your Own as an Indie Musician

 Gigs - before a booking agent will work with you every musician has to start out booking their own gigs and concerts. But, as you’ve probably realized, this is a lot easier said than done. Especially since there are SO many musicians…
3 Quick Ways to Grow Your Music Career
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3 Quick Ways to Grow Your Music Career

It has never been so easy and simultaneously so challenging to be a musician and grow your music career! The good news is that if you are resourceful and make good use of all the great musicians’ tools out there, you are bound to be successful.…
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How to License Your Music - 4 Steps to Get Started

1,000,000 streams on Spotify will get you approximately $3,000 in royalties. 1 MILLION! Can you even hit that target in a whole year? I’m not even sure I could make it in TEN years! Here are 6 different ways you could make…
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Spotify vs Radio

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are forever changing the way that people discover new music. In looking at Spotify vs Radio airplay you can clearly see some trends in the time it takes for a new song to find a market and the…

5 Ways to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged Without Spamming Them

Your email list is one of your most valuable assets when it comes to marketing your music. So it’s important to get email marketing right and keep your fans engaged. If you go months without sending anything to your email subscribers,…
How to use Facebook Live to Promote Your Music

How to Use Facebook Live to Promote Your Music

You’ve no doubt seen that little “Live” button on Facebook. Maybe you’ve even joined a Facebook Live video or seen other bands using Facebook Live. Right now, live video (on any platform) is one of the most powerful tools available…
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New Online Course - The Lucrative Home Studio

The Lucrative Home Studio will help you master the business, technical, and creative secrets of consistently producing professional radio-ready recordings. This 8 module online training program will take your production chops WAY beyond…

Build a Team for Music Success

Today, I'd like to talk about what it takes to build a team for music. As a musician, you've probably got more things to do than you have time in the day, right? You need to write, practice, play, rehearse, perform, and record. But…
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Musicians: Here's How to Sell More Music with Facebook Live

Facebook Live videos are getting a lot of attention recently. And with good reason - right now they are at the top of the algorithm in terms of reach and engagement. In other words, Facebook prioritizes live videos in the newsfeed. There…
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5 Ways to Boost Facebook Engagement on Your Musician Page

Boost Facebook engagement and get more attention for your music With organic reach declining as a result of more content being shared, Facebook is largely becoming a pay to play platform. While this makes it harder to reach your fans without…

Music Industry Jobs of the Future

Music Industry Jobs of the Future Billboard recently posted an article about the music industry jobs of the future and it is fascinating and brilliant! The music industry jobs of the future are all about Storytelling, Playlisting, Content…
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How to Self Release An Album

One of the biggest questions I get all the time is "How do I self release an album?" The truth is, today it's easier than ever to release your own music without the help of a big record label. But, there's a difference between just releasing…
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The Future of Music Book and Podcast

The Future of Music - by Dave Kusek and Gerd Leonhard The Future of Music book is available in various forms.   You can buy the book on Amazon.   You can purchase the audiobook from Audible.   You can listen…
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Help! I'm Writing a Song - 6 Songwriting Tips to Write Your Next Hit

Writing a song might sound like a fairly easy thing to accomplish, and sometimes it can be. But not every time. Sure, there are only 11 notes in the scale, but there are a seemingly infinite amount of combinations waiting to be discovered.…
How to sell more music with landing pages

How to Sell More Music with Landing Pages

Today I want to talk to you about selling more music. (Or merch… Or tickets.) More specifically, I want to key you in on one of the most effective ways to get fans to take that next step and support you. Surprisingly enough, this tool…
10 Ways to Grow Your Email List for Musicians

Musicians: Here's 10 Ways to Grow Your Email List

As an indie musician, if you don’t have an email list (or you have one and never use it), you’re shooting yourself in the foot. So today, we're talking about growing your email list. Compared to social media - where most of your posts…
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Advice for Writers and Other Creative Entrepreneurs

A massive shift in the publishing business is empowering today’s writers and creative entrepreneurs in ways that were simply not possible in years past. Reaching readers directly has never been easier, and the writers who know how to take…
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Music Licensing: The ONLY 3 Things You Need to Make Money

A lot of musicians see music licensing as this big, super-intimidating goal. Maybe you feel like you need to have a publisher before you can start. Or perhaps it seems like you need to have a catalog of at least 50 songs before you can…
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Content Marketing for Musicians: How to Get More Superfans

Marketing and promoting your music is a task every musician has to face throughout their career. But it’s also the one thing many musicians wish they never had to do again. With all the noise out there it can really feel like no one's…
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Email Marketing for Musicians: Writing Emails Your Fans Will Love

Email is one of the best ways to get in touch with your fans and promote your music these days. But make no mistake, this isn’t a 100% thing. Most people get hundreds of emails per day. The big question is, how do you stand out? How do…
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Top 20 TV Radio Interview Tips

When you are promoting a show or a tour or an album you may get the chance to be on TV or the Radio. I’ve been on TV Radio Interviews many times and got media training that really helped. Here are my top 20 TV Radio Interview tips that…

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