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CD’s Rule!

Here’s a big secret that has been lying right underneath peoples noses for some time now – CD’s are actually a big seller. Not only are they a big seller but they are in many ways doing better than ever before, especially for live bands. They represent a huge chunk

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Optimizing Your PR Results

So here’s one that I see a lot of people not understanding when they invest in PR. The best results are reliant on you. This is completely separate from needing to hire a person, which you should do because y’know, they know everyone, but there is a move to be

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Merch On Demand Is The Future

So when people ask me about the future of the music industry, something that probably happens more than it should, I often talk about the streamlining of the business.How approaches are being stripped down, brought back to the basics and made more efficient. These are the things that facilitate growth

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A Rant On Community Awareness

So here’s one that I think not a lot of people want to hear simply because it requires a lot of work and emotional labor, and this is the value of community awareness. I’m not just talking about why it matters that you know the other bands in your scene

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How To Launch Your New Band

I literally can’t believe that I haven’t written an article about this before, so here we go. So let’s say you’ve got a new band and you’re trying to get launched. I wanted to look at some of the key things that you need to be doing if you’re trying

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Why You Can’t Build A Brand On One Platform

So here’s a big one that I see a lot of bands starting to realize as the death knell of Facebook starts to really sound and Instagram begins to take over. The thing is, with a lot of those bands, they slept on Instagram. They didn’t strike while the iron

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