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Friday
Nov182016

4 Tips For Songwriters Seeking Artists To Record Their Songs

This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

The goal of many a songwriter is to find artists to sing our material. And there are few things more thrilling than when you hear your music come to life. The first time you get to hear an artist’s take on a song you spent hours on, all alone in your writing room, is truly magical. The feeling exists somewhere in between hearing a very personal cover, and the ephemeral act of co-writing or collaborating with someone.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Rock It Safe: 4 Ways To Enjoy Your Next Show Without The Aftermath

A lot of people go to small rock concert parties and stadium events with little thought in their minds about the things that can go wrong. Yet a single event during or after the show can ruin a person’s life for days, weeks, months or even years. Consider the following ways to improve your chances of having an enjoyable time without any unpleasantness afterward.

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Wednesday
Nov162016

Social Media Content Management For Musicians

This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

u’ve decided how you want to brand yourself online. You’ve created your band’s social media pages. You’re posting regularly, and still, you’re not seeing results. The solution: content planning.

By putting all of your energy into posting new content without thinking about the big picture, you’re only getting half the job done. Instead, set marketing goals, create content in bulk, and utilize the (often free) social media management tools available online.

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Tuesday
Nov152016

5 Things To Know Before Renewing Your Music Licenses

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s likely time to renew your music licensing agreements. But this industry is under some major changes that could impact all businesses. Music licensing is a dense topic. Some businesses attempt to avoid paying license fees. But the threat of expensive fines is all too real. New technology is helping businesses negotiate fairer fees and more songwriters get paid. It’s time to take a second look at this industry.

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Monday
Nov142016

This Musician Changed His Stage Name Because Of Trump

For the past few years trumpeter Niko Segal has gone by his stage name “Donnie Trumpet.” But after Tuesday’s election, he couldn’t take it anymore

The Chicago musician posted on his website (which is now nicosegal.com instead of donnietrumpet.com) and social media pages Friday that he couldn’t continue being connected with President-elect Donald Trump. 

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Saturday
Nov122016

MusicThinkTankWeekly Recap: Contributors

Saturday
Nov122016

Call For Contributors

Calling All Musicians! RMRS Call for Contributors

If you’re looking for an additional place to share some of your content our blog Rivington Music is looking for one time and regular contributors. Topics may include album or music releases, How-To Guides, product reviews, NYC area (only!) events, music education and more. If it has to do with mSave & Closeusic, is 500 words or more, and is totally original, we’re interested in potentially publishing it. 
Check out our write for us page and please drop us a line with some posts!
 

 

 

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Thursday
Nov102016

Three Ways The Internet Hates Your Band

I am 24 years old and have a marketing job, college education, cute girlfriend and parent’s rockin’ health insurance. So I guess I have absolutely no place to talk about how hard my life is or how difficult it is to get my music out there into the hands of people who would rather pirate the newest Taylor/Bieber/Gomez/Kanye/whatever record than download mine for free off of Bandcamp. But I guess I’m going to, because a lot of you reading this are probably in a similar position.

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Wednesday
Nov092016

Optimizing Your Band Website For SEO

This post was written by Wes Walls and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

If SEO is important to you as a musician, then having a website for your band is arguably the most important factor. But just having one isn’t quite enough. You need to optimize it for search engines.

Before you read this though, head over to Chapter 1 of this multi-post SEO guide for musicians to get familiar with your SEO strategy, the Fan Journey, and everything else we’ve covered up to this point.

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Monday
Nov072016

My Favorite Free Resources For Drum Teachers

Giving drum lessons is an exciting and rewarding activity, whether you’re teaching professionally, just earning a little extra cash on the side, or simply trying to inspire the next generation of drummers.

It can also be a difficult task. Knowing how to play the drums yourself is obviously essential to being able to teach them, but it’s certainly not the only requirement. Learn how to go from excellent drummer to awesome drum teacher with a little help from great resources all over the internet.

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Saturday
Nov052016

MusicThinkTankWeekly Recap: Music Blog Coverage

Wednesday
Nov022016

7 Common Themes To Secure Music Blog Coverage

This article appeared first on Green Light Go. 

It can often be overwhelming when you’re build a press list for your band. How do you know if the blog will cover you? Why aren’t they covering you? What are they looking for?

Take a look at the seven common themes below to see if you’re setting up your band for music blog coverage.

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Tuesday
Nov012016

Rock Locker: How Your Band Can Use A Storage Unit To Rehearse

Being in a band already has many challenges of its own. Finding the right spot to rehearse is just the first of dozens. Playing in your garage can irritate the neighbors and even get you in trouble with the law due to noise complaints. Studios are great, but can be very expensive and are quite often out of the band’s budget. So what is your band to do? You may want to consider renting a storage unit. Storage units can be used for far more than just storing your Christmas tree after the holidays. Many bands are using them for a hassle-free place to get together and practice. The benefits seem to be innumerable. Continue reading to be informed of a few of the benefits and even some useful tips for turning a storage space into your very own studio. As long as it’s okay with the storage company, your band can benefit greatly from it.

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Monday
Oct312016

How To Write An Effective Musician Bio (With Examples!)

One of most important pages on your website is your bio page. But a lot of bands get stuck at the part where you have to actually write about yourself! This is not an easy thing to do, but it’s a super important way to make your band look professional.

A great bio will create a first impression of you to many of your website visitors, so make it a good one! It will help convert your visitors into fans, as well as give bloggers and media a sense of who you are. Let’s look at a few ideas that will help you craft an effective musician bio.

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