Posts in Music Career
Booking strategies for the indie artist

Maybe you're searching for a strategy to help extend your band’s reach by playing gigs in new towns. Perhaps it’s time to hit the road for a multi-gig tour that spans hundreds of miles. Could be you're just getting off the blocks preparing for your first gig ever.

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Things you didn't know about vinyl records

Songs closer to the spindle hole and label on a record can sound audibly different than those on the outer edges of the disc due to what is sometimes referred to as inner groove distortion.

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The magic of the vinyl record

Sound is the vibration of particles across a medium in the form of waves. In 1877, Thomas Edison first developed a way to imprint this information onto tinfoil by etching the electrical signal of a sound wave with a needle, or stylus.

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Make more money with music – Steps 7-12

Here are another six practices successful musicians know about music income that you can use to make more money with your music and sustain your career.

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Make more money with music – Steps 1-6

A key discovery from our ongoing music business research is that musicians who are successful making a living off music approach their art and business differently than those who aren't.

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Refining your sales pitch

For many years, one of my biggest challenges was getting a reply to the mass of emails I wrote to promoters, licensing agents, music venues, magazine editors, and even my fans.

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Indie musicians need to make CDs (and here's why)

While music streaming and downloads are popular in the major label universe, independent artists rely on the tactile, physical, tangible medium that is the music CD.

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For your next CD release, choose quality over quantity

Do you want to record a vanity project, or do you want to be perceived as a professional artist? In other words, are you recording this for your own personal satisfaction, or are you hoping to sell large quantities of your CD?

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