Great daytime gig ideas Making Music, Marketing Music

Great daytime gig ideas

No Comments 1 June 2016

Chris Robley writes on the DIY Musician Blog: Musicians, what are the best gigs to play during the day? I got an email from John Bahler, a full-time musician who makes his living playing in nursing homes. He usually performs in the morning and afternoon in the same city with a few hours to kill in between, and he was looking for advice on how to make the most of that time.

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5 ways that bands can benefit from cloud computing

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5 ways that bands can benefit from cloud computing

No Comments 30 May 2016

From Prescription PR‘s Chris Singleton: I’ve often said that being in a rock-and-roll band is like running your own business (somewhat reluctantly, due to the very un-rock-and-roll nature of that statement). But insofar as you’re manufacturing something (music) and trying to flog it, it’s true. And one thing that most successful businesses are relying on increasingly these days is cloud computing.

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Music Marketing Tips, Pt 1: Increase Your Fanbase

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Music Marketing Tips, Pt 1: Increase Your Fanbase

No Comments 26 May 2016

From the Cyber PR blog: With a little customization and savvy strategy, musicians can use three basic principles to increase their own bottom line in the digital space. I’m going to focus on each principle in turn, digging into the practical things you can do as a musician to increase your income. This blog post will focus on #1 – increasing your fanbase!

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Photos, links escape Twitter character limit

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Photos, links escape Twitter character limit

No Comments 23 May 2016

From the Music 3.0 blog: If you use Twitter for promotion you know that while the 140 character limit seems like plenty, it can decrease rapidly with the addition of a photo or link. Those days may soon be over as the company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140 character limit.

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DropTrack: A New Platform For Sending Your Music To Tastemakers

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DropTrack: A New Platform For Sending Your Music To Tastemakers

No Comments 23 May 2016

via Dotted Music: Paul Loeb is the founder and developer of DropTrack, a web service which helps artists to promote their music to record labels and industry tastemakers. Besides housing, tracking, and streamlining the process of music promotion for producers and bands – the platform allows record labels and DJs to manage demos and music submissions in a centralized location.

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Using Cards and Annotations to build your YouTube fanbase

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Using Cards and Annotations to build your YouTube fanbase

No Comments 23 May 2016

From the DIY Musician Blog: YouTube cards give you a mobile-friendly way to interact with your video viewers.

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Build a Unique Artist Identity

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Build a Unique Artist Identity

No Comments 23 May 2016

On the DJ TechTools blog, Fame House’s Hisham Dahud challenges every DJ, producer, and musician to stand out from the crowd by building a unique artist identity and presenting it to the world – not by comparing yourself and competing with other creators.

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