Posts tagged business skills
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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Making merch work for your brand and your fans

Your artist brand is the face you present to the world, and your fans are the people who represent it. The embodiment of this is your music merch: the CDs, T-shirts, hats, and other items your fans take home to forever remember the amazing show you performed.

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Merch, CDs, and fan appreciation with The Accidentals

Described as, “one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime” (Jonathan Frahm at Yahoo Voices), The Accidentals have amassed a LOT of experience on the road and have shared some of their tour and life hacks with us.
 

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Crowdfunding requires your attention and intention

Crowdfunding can feel unpredictable – even desperate. I've funded two of my four records through fan contributions, and I still have a little voice in my head that says, “It doesn’t count. It was just a fluke.”

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