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Monday
Jul312017

5 False Claims About The Music Industry That Hurt Your Music Career

Want to grow a successful career in music much more quickly? Don’t accept these false claims about the music business:

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Saturday
Jul292017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Singer/Songwriters Can Save

Friday
Jul282017

How Singer/Songwriters Can Save $100K Right Now - Today! 

$100 K. I thought that would get everyone’s attention. And it’s the first thing I say when I meet with young singer/songwriters and their parents as we start the educational process of moving up from the basic performance skills of singing their own songs and playing guitar or piano to the rarefied air of the art of entertaining. That’s what I do these days as a live music performance coach.

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Thursday
Jul272017

7 Tips To Improve Merchandise Sales

A big reason why fans purchase music merch is to connect with others that share a common interest, and to show off their musical tastes.

Merchandise is also a great way to advertise your artist. We find that items with the artist’s name included tend to sell better than items without it.

It doesn’t have to be splattered in huge letters across the front, but including the artist’s name visibly on the item helps.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Orchestrated Success: 4 Required Personnel Every Big Band Needs When On Tour

Touring is one of the most exciting parts of being in a big band. Going on a tour is a complex undertaking, but the process can be simplified by bringing the right experts. Keep these four types of professionals in mind when planning who to bring along on your next big tour.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

The Three-And-A-Half-Minute Song

Caught in a daze, I found myself staring at my computer screen at a large list of music titles from my “Indie Chillout” Spotify playlist when I had a keen observation. Song number one, length = 3:21, song two, length = 3:25, song three, length = 3:43, so on and so forth. A similarity among all the track titles, a majority of them ranging roughly from approximately 3 minutes and 15 seconds to 4 minutes and an average song length of all 100 tracks of 3 minutes and 50 seconds (a minimum length of 2:24 and a maximum length of 6:10). It isn’t just happenstance that this is around the average song length time for almost all major genres of music. In fact, there are several reasons why most songs fall within this time range as explained below.

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Monday
Jul242017

9 Ways To Get More Fans On Your Mailing List

This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

If you do some quick research on how to get more music fans, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for getting your name out there and getting heard. But once you’ve captured someone’s attention, how do you keep it?

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Saturday
Jul222017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Benefits Of Social Media

Thursday
Jul202017

3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media

In the present era, a revolution in technology provides various opportunities for studies and education that accessed by everyone all around the world. The world of education has completely changed and become vaster ever since the internet and technology are included in the formula.
Development and growth in form of social networking websites, instructors and educators are seeking for their potential use in education, have the conscious that social networking sites have the capability to endorse both collaboration and active learning.

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Wednesday
Jul192017

Got Gear Or Skills? Here Are 8 Other Ways To Make Money With Them [Infographic]

If you haven’t made it big with your music yet but you’ve picked up some gear and some skills why not put them to other uses? Using the resources you already have you could create an additional income stream. Sure, it will take a bit of extra work but it can also help you make connections in the industry.

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Wednesday
Jul192017

8 Soft Skills Musicians Have That Employers Want

When people study music, they learn much more than simply how to sing or play an instrument. Most of us can’t become professional musicians as adults, but the time spent on music adds up to much more than “just a hobby.” Musicians gain a number of soft skills that are helpful in any type of career. As opposed to hard skills, which consist of specific knowledge and skills needed for a given job, soft skills are equally important abilities that allow you to interact well with others and complete work successfully, and they’re in high demand.
Having soft skills makes you more competitive in the job market and increases your chances of success in any position — even if you’re self-employed! Whether you end up in a music-related career or not, you will be more prepared to tackle future employment challenges by having these 8 soft skills learned through music.

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Monday
Jul172017

How To Drive More Traffic To Your Music Website

This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

So, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into building a stunning band website, but after the initial rush of traffic and congratulatory comments from your friends, now it’s just sort of… sitting there. Why aren’t potential new fans and industry folks finding it?

It can be disheartening to wake up to double- or single-digit website stats every morning, and countless independent musicians run into the same problem — but fortunately, there are plenty of solutions.

Here are some of the best ways to drive traffic to your music website that you can start putting into action today!

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Saturday
Jul152017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Stand Out

Friday
Jul142017

15 Ways Your Band Can Stand Out By Going The Extra Mile

They say “The Extra Mile Isn’t Crowded”, but why is that? And what’s the “extra mile” mean for you? What are some extras you’re willing to provide that other bands or musicians may take for granted? 

Here are some ways you and your band might be able to stand out at club gigs and private gigs.

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