Monthly Archives October 2018

The top 10 things musicians don’t want to experience at a show

As a performer, giving your all on stage is taxing enough. You don’t want to leave the gig feeling like it was an uphill battle on enemy terrain the entire time. Here are ten things that can quickly turn a good night bad, listed below to: help you scout out more friendly concert territory encourage …

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How to premiere a new video on YouTube

YouTube launches a “premiere” feature so your viewers can watch a video together the moment it’s published. Weeks ago, Facebook announced that they’d made their scheduled video premiere feature available to all pages. YouTube quickly followed suit by adding a premiere feature of their own, though it’s only available to select creators for now. https://youtu.be/Wbi_Ic1DDwQ …

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8 music myths you need to leave behind

Time to say goodbye to a few false assumptions that have been holding you back! The music industry has stayed loyal to some really destructive myths, and it’s always great to see when independent artists find new methods for success once they’ve freed themselves of bad or outdated ideas and habits. Have you been attached …

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Distribute your music in time for the 2018 holiday season: end-of-year digital delivery deadlines

By the end of 2018, Alexa and Siri will join many more households. CDs and vinyl records will be wrapped under the tree. Apple and Amazon gift cards will be stuffed in stockings. And tons of people, inspired by their new devices, will subscribe to services like Spotify and Apple Music for the first time. …

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How I got on official Spotify playlists as an unknown independent musician…

… using only smart marketing, Show.co, and zero money. I am an independent songwriter from Halifax, NS and the front man of folk-pop band Braden Lam & The Driftwood People. I have been singing since I could talk and playing guitar since I could walk — but in the eyes of the world, I’m still …

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What every musician should know about remarketing

Remarketing 101 for Musicians: How to put the right message in front of the right fans every time. Music marketing isn’t a guessing game. At least not ALL the time. When you know what your fans have done in the past, you’ll have a better idea of what they want to do today and tomorrow. …

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NPR’s Bob Boilen premieres Jilian Linklater’s new single on All Songs Considered after hearing her at the DIY Musician Conference

DIY Musician Conference attendees get a chance to have their music heard by music supervisors, producers, and music journalists. At 2017’s DIY Musician Conference, Bob Boilen (of All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk notoriety) was really moved by the music of AHI, a soulful singer-songwriter who’d traveled to Nashville from Canada to attend the event. …

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How do you hack the BORING parts of your music career?

File Management, Spreadsheets, and Rock N’ Roll! I love exporting email lists, cleaning months of JPEGs off my desktop, and waiting around at the end of a recording session to consolidate tracks. Those things are why I got into music in the first place. Kidding. However, the boring, tedious, mundane, uninspiring, redundant 😉 aspects of managing …

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Is VR the real future of live music, or just another shiny distraction?

Bridging the gap between virtual reality and house concerts. Some people are convinced that in a short while most “live” music will happen in a virtual space. They believe VR will offer a far more intimate and interactive experience for fans sick of sitting in the 400th row with no money left for pretzels because …

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Premiere your next music video as a LIVE event on Facebook

Yes, Facebook now allows all pages to post prerecorded videos as live events. This is pretty huge. Now your fans can play a more direct part in the experience of a video premiere on Facebook, join the conversation around a new song or video, and help you boost that video’s organic reach with you pressing …

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