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Saturday
Jun102017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Get You First Sync Placement

Thursday
Jun082017

High Note: How Musicians Can Be Responsible At Concerts And After Parties

Concerts and after-parties are part of the experience of being in a band and performing for live audiences. The experience could be overwhelming, and the social pressure might cause you to do things that are not healthy or safe. Consider these four ways in which you can take responsibility for your behavior at concerts and parties.

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Tuesday
Jun062017

How To Get Your First Sync Placement: Live Webinar With Cathy Heller And Lisa Occhino

Want to learn the secrets of a DIY songwriter who figured out how to earn six figures each year licensing her music for TV and film?

The early stages of your songwriting career can be both exciting and frustrating: you’re sitting on dozens of songs with lots of promise, but you have no idea what the next steps are to actually start earning money with those songs.

In this webinar on June 11 hosted by SongwriterLink founder Lisa Occhino, special guest Cathy Heller will share tried-and-true tips, advice, and action steps to start licensing your music and turn your passion into your career.

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Monday
Jun052017

10 Record Deal Red Flags

This guest post by Canadian entertainment lawyer Byron Pascoe originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

When a band receives their first record deal, there’s a sense of accomplishment. Someone likes me! Where do I sign?

Before signing a contract with a label, it’s important to understand what you’re signing.

When I’m reviewing a record label agreement for an artist, it’s not uncommon for there to be a number of “red flags” – warnings to watch out for in the agreement and/or the relationship with the label.

The following list (in no particular order) provides some common red flags to keep in mind.

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Monday
Jun052017

Anxiety And Depression - You Are Not Alone!

Working in the music business can make you depressed! That’s the conclusion of a recent online study in the UK with more than 2200 participants: musicians and people working in the music business. More than 70% of the participants recorded to have suffered from panic attacks or high levels of anxiety, almost as many people have recorded to have suffered from depression. Not many musicians dare to talk about it. Not many agents or managers either, by the way.

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Saturday
Jun032017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Promote Your Music Online

Friday
Jun022017

Tunes And Technology: 5 Ways To Promote Your Music Online

Even if your band is amazing and your recordings are tight, marketing and promoting your music can be an art form. When it comes to promoting your music online, this adds even more complexity to the process. One reason for this is because you are competing with millions of other highly refined online bands and musicians. However, with the right promotions strategy, you can get your music before a wide audience of new fans in no time. The following are five ways to promote your music online you should be actively doing now.

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Thursday
Jun012017

Cancelling A Club Gig For A Private Event: 5 Things To Consider

It’s tempting right?

You get that call for an awesome 90-min $5k gig (with PA provided) but then look on your calendar and you’re at “The Club” for a 3-hr show @ $900 with all your own gear. Of course, depending on your relationship with them, cancelling may not be an issue.

BUT if you think it is an issue or will be in the future (and you actually value playing at the club), consider these 5 things when you get that “offer you can’t refuse”….

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Tuesday
May302017

4 Ways Concert Venues Can Change For The Better

Attending concerts is a pastime that people everywhere enjoy. While the experience of seeing one’s favorite artist live is one of the biggest appeals of a concert, a negative experience at a concert venue can make audience members think twice about returning to certain environments. With a few adjustments, concert venues can become much more welcoming and hospitable. Here are four ways concert venues can change for the better.

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Tuesday
May302017

15 Ways to Get More Music Fans

This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

They say you need a thousand true fans to build a sustainable music career. But getting those first few diehard fans who play such a crucial role in building momentum can feel almost impossible when you’re just starting out.

There are dozens and dozens of ways to get more fans for your music, but it’s ultimately going to come down to your level of commitment and finding the right balance of tactics that works best for your personal music career strategy.

The list below isn’t exhaustive, of course, but if you nail these 15 essentials, you’ll be well on your way to getting more music fans.

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Saturday
May272017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Hone Your Songwriting

Friday
May262017

5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft

By Rorie Kelly, Co-Executive Director of GoGirlsMusic.com

It can be tough to find time to sit down and write songs with all the career-building tasks musicians have these days. On top of that, switching gears is hard and writers’ block is real. What do we do when we’re no longer beginners but we still want to grow, or need to rekindle that love affair with musicmaking? For those who are sick of the usual advice, here are five out-of-the-box ways to hone your songwriting craft.

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Friday
May262017

How To Make A Stunning Music Blog Using WordPress

Music, undoubtedly, soothes everyone’s mood & is a therapy to mind & soul! You will find hardly anyone who is not interested in listening to a melodious track after a long day. So, if you are a music lover or musician/artist or alike, then blogging could help you to find similar persons who share the same interest as of you & which can lead to a community of music-lovers. In the following easy steps, you can start your own blog & will be able to communicate with your fans, promoters & other significant people.

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Wednesday
May242017

Headphone Shopping? 5 Key Qualities To Look For

So your old pair of headphones has bitten the dust and it’s time to find a new pair. If you have tried out more than a couple pairs of headphones, you know by now that finding a pair you like is a tricky business. Some produce only treble sounds, canceling out your well-loved bass. Others allow you to hear noise around you or let people around you hear your music. When you are buying your next set of headphones, consider these five qualities that are integral in purchasing the right set for you.

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