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Saturday
Jul022016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 4 Online Marketing Mistakes Musicians Make

Friday
Jul012016

4 Online Marketing Mistakes Musicians Make

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog

The internet has allowed artists to reach millions of fans and grow their careers with a click of a button. While, for some, the web has been a boon for music promotion, many musicians make pivotal online marketing mistakes that prevent them from breaking out and building a successful career. Here are four of the most common mistakes to avoid. 

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Thursday
Jun302016

Tour Prep: Van Accidents

Henry Rollins wrote a book in 1994 entitled “Get In The Van,” which encourages young artists to put aside previous concerns and take a risk by starting their music career. However, he may have missed the part about when the van flips over… literally. It’s not uncommon for a vehicle accident to happen to bands on tour in fact, The Early November did it within their first two weeks of their first official tour - and look where they are now. So, the he question arises - what are the best ways to prepare, avoid, and handle such situations?

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Music-Inspired Getup For The Summer's Biggest Festivals

Summer means music festival season is here. In fact, heavy hitters like Coachella and Sasquatch have already come and gone. But there are still a host of great music festivals over the summer, so mark your calendar, request time off, buy your tickets and great ready to party. How will you stand out in the crowd? Part of the fun of festivals is the extravagant costumes. Here’s a guide for music-inspired getup for all your summer festival needs.

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Tuesday
Jun282016

Sonic Branding: How Can I Write Music For Commercials?

Let’s start with a little experiment - think about NBC.

Did you visualize the rainbow peacock logo?

More importantly: did you did you hear the NBC chimes?

The chimes associated with the NBC Network are an example of sonic branding. Just as brands rely on a certain color palette, typography, or a particular image, brands may also establish a connection to a particular song, jingle, or series of notes (as NBC does with the G3, E4, and C5, for you music theory folks out there).

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Monday
Jun272016

Entrepreneurial Muscle Building: A Musician's Go-To Guide

You are an artist. You make music that can make people dance, smile or cry. This is your gift. For good or for bad, though, there is another layer to the music industry that defines whether or not your music will be heard. Business is an undeniable truth of the music industry and it is in your best interest to develop some solid entrepreneurial skills that will get your music in front of the biggest and best audience possible.

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Saturday
Jun252016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Music, Marketing, Me

Friday
Jun242016

Music, Marketing, Me

Music is one of the few things that comes quite naturally for me; I don’t know why I love it, but every day I wake up and know that I am excited to keep writing, recording and singing. It’s been that way for a while now. I spent most of my gangly, awkward childhood listening to my father’s old Led Zeppelin CDs, stumbling through piano lessons, and waiting until my family left the house so that I could practice shout-singing My Chemical Romance songs. Though my tastes have changed, music has always been at the center of my life.

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Thursday
Jun232016

Snazzy Fashion Ideas To Make Your Next Gig Memorable

Being in a band is obviously largely about the fun of making music, but there is a visual element to it as well. Someone who aspires to perform in front of other people cannot discount the importance of creating an arresting image. Here are some quick ways to start cultivating a unique stage style.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

The Music Industry Must Innovate To Tackle Secondary Ticketing Rip-Offs

This article looks at the need for innovation to tackle the issue of fans being ripped off when they buy gig tickets. “As an industry we need to be innovative and tackle the issue head on to support genuine music fans and make it easier for them to get hold of the tickets that they want when they go on sale and at a reasonable cost to them.”

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Six Fun Jobs To Consider If You Have A Passion For Music

One thing many people have a great passion for is music. However, you don’t have to limit music to your hobby. There are actually many very well paying jobs that allow a person to user their love of music to make a living. Having a music career doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. You can make it a reality. Below are six great examples of music careers.

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Monday
Jun202016

Overseas Tour - Investigate The Venue Before Arriving

So you’ve bought tickets to the concert of your dreams in a beautiful foreign country. Now what? Before planning your trip, there are several things to consider about the venue. Read on to learn what you should know about an overseas concert before you arrive.

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Saturday
Jun182016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: The EU Referendum

Friday
Jun172016

The EU Referendum: A Creative's Perspective

If you’re anything like me ,all this noise over the UK EU referendum has left me confused over the impact of leaving the UK will have any impact on our lives. While i can’t speak for UK citizens i’ve been piecing together what impact this could have on the music industry.
To cut to the chase, the general consensus from the music industry is that we should “vote to stay” in the EU.

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