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Your Music is Your Product, Believe in It

Music

Derek Sivers, CEO of CDBaby.com said, in so many words, the first thing someone will do after they hear your music or band name is forget who you are. This was both obvious and subtle to me. So many artists today are so worried about “selling out” that they don’t put themselves out there. »

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Reed Foehl on Songwriting

Music

I’ve been going to Nashville a lot over the years. One of the first companies to embrace me and let me write with their writers was Carnival Music. The president Frank Liddell happens to be married to Lee Ann. So the song “fly” which I co- wrote with Carnival writer Brent Cobb got into her hands and she liked it enough to cover it! »

How To Easily Get A Lot More Music Gigs

Marketing

Are you unsure about what you must do to get more gigs? You could be causing problems for yourself by thinking that “venues aren’t looking for bands in this moment,” or “there’s too much competition for my band to stand a chance”. Fact is, these statements are based in excuses. »

SPILL, Marc Walloch & New Music

Marketing  Music

This is my debut as a solo artist and songwriter. I hope it attracts people to my work and allows me to make more records and play some shows at some point too. In the mean time I just want to keep writing with other artists, playing guitar and bass on sessions and live, and making commercial music. »

High Fiction Would Like to Buy Dave Coffee

Marketing  Music

  We recently sat down with Amy Shelley of High Fiction to talk with her about their unusual Kickstarter campaign, their most recent single featuring Matt Berninger of The National, and their upcoming debut album.  High Fiction is an indie … »

Ryan Montbleau on Live Streaming & Songwriting

Advertising  Gear  Marketing

I’m very proud of that record and I love the production on it, but the focus was more on the grooves and on some deep cover tunes »

Rob Drabkin on Videos, Gear and Touring

Marketing  Touring  Uncategorized

I love how art can be a platform create more art. That’s what’s music videos are about. Everything from a simple performance video to something abstract. It’s a lot of collaboration. »

New Year’s Challenge from Artist Works

Deals  Lessons

To help kick off your musical goals for 2016, Hugh Sung & ArtistWorks has put together this 30 day challenge to do a piano workout for 20 minutes a day. »

Tony Lucca Talks Albums, Videos & Patreon

Marketing  Music

Tony Lucca’s career as a singer songwriter, artist, producer and entertainer is stronger than ever. Great guitar, songs and one hell of a singer. Maybe you know of him from season two of The Voice. »

Indie Bible Released Their 2016 Edition

Marketing  Resources

For eight years, Indie Bible helped me tour the country by giving me opportunities that would have otherwise been unknown to me. »

StickerMule Cranks Out Kick Ass Stickers

Advertising  Marketing

Sticker Mule gives you a variety of options to choose from at a cost that is lower in comparison to some of the other sites I researched.
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