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Goal Setting In 2019

So, it’s a new year, new you, all that bullshit, we are all going to die in a ditch anyway. But in the interim let’s maybe try to get your band somewhere hey? Such is the struggle and such is what we are hoping to tackle with this article by

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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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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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Crafting an US vs THEM Mentality For Your Band

Prepare yourself for a big one kiddos. I’ve been watching videos and reading books about this, so hopefully this article is at least halfway coherent. This is one of the most important marketing secrets for your band. This is something that I have been planning to implement more directly in

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Why You Need To Be Larger Than Life

One of the most important aspects of branding and one of the most important things that you can do to tie into your bands brand is to be larger than life. This is an extremely hard one because it’s another one of those things which is going to make you

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Building The Universe Around Your Band

Here’s a big one that I think a lot of people only associate with larger bands but is essential for smaller bands to be able to succeed: creating a universe around your band. Look around you some of the biggest brands going right now have built their entire schtick about

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How Music Journalism Can Grow Your Bands Career

A lot of bands hit me up and will ask, “Matt. I totally agree with what you are saying about the need to contribute to your scene, but how do I do that in a way that isn’t corny?” And this is a great question. It’s important not to look

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Conversations As Social Media Currency

Conversations are our currency in the social media age. I know that sounds silly, but that is where we are at. In many ways conversations have always been the currency of our people. Think about it, even at shows decades ago how did you find out about bands? It wasn’t

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The Market is the Market is the Market

Here’s a harsh truth that not a lot of people want to hear and which will drive us all crazy if we really think about it. No matter what you do with your music, if you are not catering to what the market wants at a given point then you

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