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Wednesday
Jun052019

How To Choose Music For Retail Stores And Why It Is Important

If you haven’t already figured it out, music is quite crucial to your business and the influence you have on consumers who walk into your store. It reflects the personality of your brand, makes the experience better for your customers, and even boosts your sales if you do it just right.

The problem with most store owners is that they tend to go for the music that appeals to them, rather than the kind of music that will appeal to customers. Creating the right playlist is key. However, you need to know a few things about how it all works.

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Wednesday
Jun052019

A Brief History Of The Acoustic Guitar

Go back through the millennia and you will find stories of stringed instruments of one kind and another being plucked throughout the centuries, so this page has been written provide the reader with a brief history of the Acoustic Guitar.

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Monday
Jun032019

How To Save Money On Tour This Summer: 5 Tips

Guest post by Gideon Waxman. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Being an independent touring musician might seem like a dream job for many. But the truth is that it’s not quite as glamorous as it’s made out to be, and the early stages of touring for an artist or band can be tough and grueling.

The fees aren’t great, and if you’re lucky to sell out of merchandise while on the road, that might just be your biggest source of income for the tour. In order to maximize your earnings you will need to minimize your spending. As the old English proverb says: “look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves.” Instilling good spending habits will allow a band to continue to grow while being financially sustainable.

 

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Saturday
Jun012019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Rules Of Networking

Friday
May312019

Top 5 Best-Selling Albums Of All Time

Music has always followed people. Folk songs and traditional rhythms existed since time immemoriam. Later it developed into Bach, Chopin, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica and contemporary pop. Music gained its highest popularity alongside technical progress. As soon as people became to be able to listen to it at home in the 1950s, it captured all their spare time, thoughts, and conversation.

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Thursday
May302019

Where Do You Find Good Quality Speakers For Your Favorite Music?

Listening to amazing music can be a thrill. That’s why it can be such a buzzkill to realize that the speakers you own just aren’t up to par. If you have speakers that don’t give your music the crisp and clear sound it deserves, then you should be on the lookout for replacements as soon as possible. Shopping for top-tier speakers is now simpler than ever before.

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Tuesday
May282019

4 Ways Musicians Can Use An EPK

This post by Dave Cool originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

An electronic press kit (EPK) — sometimes also called a digital press kit — is essential for making a strong first impression on promoters, bookers, media, and other music industry professionals.

You can think of it as your interactive artist resume, where anyone interested in your music can find all the information they need in one place. You can use your EPK to help you get more press, more gigs, and come across as a serious artist.

Since your website is the first place people will go to learn more about you and your music, you should host your EPK there. Then as you progress in your music career, you should keep your EPK up to date with new music, press, photos, and videos.

So, how exactly can you use an EPK to help your career?

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Monday
May272019

The 10 Rules Of Networking

An insight Bobby begins his article with is more important today than ever:

Regardless of how much talent you may have, unless someone hears about what you’re doing you’ll end up creating in your bedroom your whole life.”

This is not surprising given the ever-increasing daily uploads to Spotify (currently 40,000 tracks per day) and the general democratisation of music production, distribution, promotion and consumption through digitisation and globalisation.

In this article, I will go into each of Bobby Owsinski’s 10 rules in more detail without going into the book’s details.

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Saturday
May252019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: New Band Members

Friday
May242019

Tips For Successfully Recruiting New Band Members

When you need to find a new band member, it can feel frustrating, overwhelming, and upsetting. Like it or not, your band will probably change at some point, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. Whether you need a new member because your bassist left in a huff, your drummer moved away, or your vocalist didn’t appreciate the band’s shift from country music to heavy metal, having a few search strategies up your sleeve can help immensely.

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Thursday
May232019

How To Be Thankful You're A Part-Time Musician

Complaining is just too easy. Especially when you don’t have what you want. 

Example: being a part-time musician.

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Wednesday
May222019

Find Your Fans: Using Data To Analyze Your Audience

Whether you like it or not, every social media site and music streaming platform is collecting loads of data about their users. This information can be used to your advantage to draw powerful insights about your audience.

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Wednesday
May222019

Music Royalties Explained: Where To Register To Get All Your Music Royalties

The right song, registered correctly, can pay your bills for the rest of your life if you’re lucky. The problem is that music royalties are complicated, and many artists don’t know where to register to collect all the royalties they may be owed. Here are the 5 places you need to register to ensure you’re being paid properly:

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Monday
May202019

How Are Music Festivals Becoming More Environmentally Friendly And Sustainable?

Summer is fast approaching, and with it festival season. For the average festival goer, this season is a time of rocking out to your favorite bands, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the all-round good summer vibes. But for the environment, festivals often mean masses of people, large amounts of energy waste, tons of plastic and other trash left behind and other negatively affecting factors — all of which remain overlooked by the everyday reveler.  With the state of our planet quickly deteriorating, it’s no longer acceptable to ignore the environmental impact of these sorts of gatherings.

 

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