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Supply And Demand In The Music Biz

So here’s the big issue, the one that no one seems to really want to address but which is the fundamental problem of the music industry and the fundamental reason why so many of you are simply not going to go anywhere as hard as you might try and as

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How To Get Signed

The Best Way To Get Your Band Signed Here’s a big one where I think a lot of groups really fall down. You need to be judicious when you are targeting labels and make a concentrated effort on specific folks in order to actually get signed. No one really gets discovered

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Why Your Band Needs A Producer

Your band needs a producer, straight up. I’m not trying to be an asshole here and I understand that you have all the equipment to make a good sounding record yourself, but that’s not what you are really lacking. So many bands have been able to craft great sounding work

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On The Threatin Thing

So, this Threatin thing. It’s been dominating headlines, even for normies. That’s a really big deal for any sort of heavy band to pull off, regardless of if they are on the more pop metal side of the spectrum or not. It’s led to a really interesting series of conundrums

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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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Perhaps the most direct financial benefit that you can find in the music business is having good art. I know that sounds crazy. I know that a lot of you reading this will talk about how different pedals, guitars or amps might make you sound better. How you think that

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5 HUGE Mistakes Unsigned Bands Make

This is gonna be a rager with a lot of ranting and yes it was inspired by conversations about specific bands. A lot of the things I am going to list here are going to seem punishingly obvious, but apparently they are not. These aren’t unique issues either. That’s why

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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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Myths Of Rock And Roll That Make Me Physically Angry

There are these weird foundational myths that seem to define rock and roll and are a huge part of the grand delusion of rock music. Boston’s classic, Rock & Roll Band is a prime example this. It seems to suggest the band went from nowhere to the top of the

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