5 Reasons Why Musicians Need to Build an Email List

Email marketing might not have the feeling of being something new and up to date, but no musician can afford to ignore it as a way of building a fan base, keeping in touch with fans, and promoting their music. In fact, if you’re worried about how to promote your music, building an email list […]

5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Music Manager

Any band or solo artist who has ever tried to get representation knows that it’s tough to find a manager. The competition is fierce and managers want to represent only those artists they feel will be able to book gigs and sell their music. The whole process can feel like a minefield, and having some […]

How Preparing to Produce Music Can Boost Your Sales

One of the biggest mistakes indie artists make when they record is not being ready. They don’t do the prep work they need to do to ensure a smooth production process – and that can have repercussions that extend far beyond the recording studio. Think of it this way. Ultimately, you’re going to have to […]

How to Use Instagram to Build Your Fan Base

Considering how visual music is these days, it should come as no surprise that Instagram is a powerful tool that every musician should be using to engage with existing fans and build your fan base. You may know that Instagram started as an app for people to share mobile photography. However, it has expanded into […]

How to Write Killer Facebook Posts to Engage Your Fans

What are you doing with your Facebook page? If you’re not posting regular updates that are relevant to your fans and keep them engaged, then the chances are good that you’re missing out. The most effective musician Facebook pages keep fans informed and entertained at the same time. Managing a Facebook account takes work, but […]

The Components of a Successful Fan Newsletter

Do you have a monthly newsletter to send to fans? If not, now is the time to start sending ones. Newsletters are the perfect way to stay in touch with fans, build your fan base, and announce news about upcoming tours and recordings. Of course, the key to having a successful fan newsletter is knowing […]

The Secrets of Self-Promotion For Musicians

It’s not easy for musicians to build a following. You might have memorable songs and a great look, but unless you hit the jackpot you’ll have to put in a lot of time and energy to promote your music and build your fan base. Self-promotion might not come easily to you, but it doesn’t have […]

Tips for Writing a Compelling Artist Biography

How do you tell the story of your life as a musician to your fans? What about music critics? It isn’t uncommon for musicians’ stories to end up becoming as important to fans as their music. The people who love your music also want to know where you’re from and what’s important to you. The […]

3 Steps to Use Fan Magnets to Build Your Following

Even the best musicians in the world need to build and maintain a fan base. In the old days, before the internet, there were few options available. Musicians could tour, release recordings, and do interviews – and that was pretty much it. In today’s world of online marketing, the process of building a fan base […]

Using Your List to Upsell to Fans

What are you doing with your email list? You might be sending out newsletters, announcing tour dates, or even sharing your latest video. That’s all good – but if you’re not using your list to upsell fans on your merchandise, then you’re missing out on an opportunity to maximize your income. For some musicians, selling […]

7 Effective Solutions To Improve Music Marketing Conversion

The term “Viral Marketing” is often tossed around, without people really knowing what it is or how to harness its power to increase their profits. How does viral marketing really work and how can you use this incredibly effective tactic to make exponential leaps in your exposure? Get ready to give your music career a […]

Step by Step Guide to Writing Your Artist Biography

Your artist biography is an essential part of your EPK (electronic press kit). It gives people an immediate image of you (or you and your band). You don’t need to be an experienced writer to craft a compelling bio. You just need to take the time to write, edit and rewrite your biography. The following […]

4 Ways to Increase Your Web Traffic Without Spending Money

The term “Viral Marketing” is often tossed around, without people really knowing what it is or how to harness its power to increase their profits. How does viral marketing really work and how can you use this incredibly effective tactic to make exponential leaps in your exposure? Get ready to give your music career a […]

Acting as Your Own Music Manager? Learn the Basics of a Good Booking Agreement

One of the tasks that you’ll need to deal with when acting as your own music manager, is the signing of booking agreements. These are also referred to as performance agreements or engagement contracts. These contracts are legally binding and apply to any live performance. Whether you’re playing a small gig or a major venue, […]

The Best Music Promotion Platforms Every Musician Needs to Use

Are you ready to market your music online, but don’t know where to start? Marketing is all about reaching the right people at the right time with the right message (in this case – music). To do this, you use various marketing platforms, including: Social media Email Video Blogs Paid advertising And plenty of others […]