Wow your audience and attract more fans with help from this article!

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“Making waves in your local scene can be really exciting for a newer band trying to make a name for themselves. But if you want to be taken seriously by fans, press, and labels, you’ll eventually have to leave the comfort of your nest to make an impact on other scenes in your region. Properly planning for your first tour is massively important, so we’ve got some tips that will give you a better chance at making it a success.”

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“The Art of the Pitch” – Read This Article For Awesome Tips

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“From laying the foundation with strong relationships, to doing the tedious research, there are a number of moving parts that go into securing a feature on your music, all of which fall second to what really does the trick: the pitch. You’re curating information and shaping it to land in the most effective way. Here are some tips!”

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This article provides artists with key steps to securing brand partnerships.

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“Whether your band is planning a tour or releasing new music, chances are it’s not going to be cheap. Brand sponsorship allows artists to do what they do best without worrying about the capital it will take to do so. Here are 9 steps to take when approaching a brand for sponsorship. ” Click Here For The Full Article!

Check out these tips on how to make networking more fun!

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“What if you stopped thinking about networking as this big, scary, business-card-swapping event and instead, started treating it the same way you’d make friends? Because when you get down to it, that’s really what networking is. Thinking of it that way really takes the pressure off. Here are a few ways to get started.”

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Hey artists, make sure you’re aware of these bad habits so you can avoid them when writing music.

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“At the heart of every music production is its basic building block—the song. It’s the key element, because if you don’t have a great song or songs, you won’t have a great record. You can have the most brilliant players provide excellent performances, and you can do a masterful production job, but if the songs aren’t there, not much of the audience is going to care beyond the first listen. Indeed, music history is littered with artists, bands, and records that had everything going for them except the most important thing: the songs.

That’s why I’m spending an entire chapter analyzing song structure. In the end, no one can predict what will be a hit or what might touch your audience’s heart or feet, but certain elements have tended to work in popular music of all types since the beginning of recorded music. It helps to know what works before you try something else.”

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Check out DIY Musician’s great article on the “3 Tips to Maximize Merch Sales”

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Here are three helpful and simple tips that musicians can benefit from in order to increase merchandise sales (which can all be scaled over time).” Click here for the full article!

Quick Tip: Use Twitter Lists To Give Your Music Networking A Boost

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“Twitter lists bring order to your Twitter stream, allow you to network better, and provide you with an unlimited, yet organized, feed of news and ideas.

Besides that, as Hootsuite puts it, “Twitter lists are the new ‘follow.’” When you add someone to a Public list, he or she may be notified via email and via Twitter itself.”

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