Category Music Marketing

3 Unique Online Music Marketing Strategies for 2017

Looking to improve how you market your shows in 2017? Here distill the knowledge of twenty industry experts for three unique online marketing strategies designed to increase ticket sales in the coming year. ______________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Chances are, you already have a go-to checklist to...Read More

Join Hypebot’s Online Holiday Networking Party Starting Wednesday

On Wednesday, we're reviving a tradition by encouraging you, our wonderful readers, to share who you are, what you're working on and your plans and aspirations for 2017 with the rest of the growing Hypebot community. Shameless plugs are allowed! So spread the word and come back tomorrow to tell...Read More

A BIG Music Marketing Mistake To Avoid

Here Bob Baker discusses how many beginning musicians often go astray when pitching their music to tastemakers, and how setting and working towards clear goals is important to achieving success as an artist. __________________________ Guest Post by Bob Baker on The Buzz Factor When it comes to setting goals and...Read More

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

For independent musicians with a can-do attitude, we're providing helpful tips on using social media to promote shows, getting bloggers interested in your music, structuring your site search engine optimization, and much more. 5 Life Lessons For The Unsigned Musician How To Use Social Media To Promote Live Shows [INFOGRAPHIC]...Read More

How To Use Social Media To Promote Live Shows [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic from Eventbrite offers a quick rundown of the eight biggest social media networks including their audience, purpose, and how to use them in your show promotion. File it away for easy reference to up your social media strategy. ___________________________________ Related articles 8 Social Media Mistakes Musician Make How...Read More

How Audiotree Used Streaming To Grow The Fanbase Of Two Iconic Chicago Music Venues

In order to draw more fans to a sold out show, the people at Audiotree are working to use live streaming as a way to grow their online fanbase and attract sponsors. _______________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Sold-out shows are a blessing — and, in a way,...Read More

Radio Once Again Seeks To Pay Songwriters Lower Rates

In an ongoing quest to hang on to precious dollars, a committee representing 10,000 radio stations is dropping a lawsuit on performing rights organization Global Music Rights, in hopes of reducing the payout required to songwriters. _____________________ Guest post by Erin M. Jacobson, this first appeared on Forbes US singer...Read More

Band social media: the least you can do

I get it. You’re an artist, not a blind corporate sheeple drone whore-bot. Obviously social media isn’t for you. And no, I’m not here to write a “how to rock your band’s social media” blog post. It’s 2016. This is a topic that you can find trillions of articles and books on, and it has …

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How to get your first 250 followers on Spotify: becoming a verified artist

12 steps to acquiring 250+ followers on the world’s most popular streaming platform. Here’s something I’m ashamed to admit: I’m just now getting into Spotify. I signed up for a free account when Spotify first came to the United States about a billion years ago (in tech terms) but I never really used it. Then …

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