When Writing Songs Feels Hard

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I know you’ve been writing songs for sometime now. You’ve got pages of your songwriting book filled with sketched lyrics and dozens of voice memos in your phone, but you haven’t finished a song in a while. And if you think about how long it’s been since you’ve finished a song, you start to feel…

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Why You Still Need To Do Offline Music Marketing

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The Internet Age makes promoting your music fast, easy and affordable. It takes just a few minutes to set up a basic one-page bio and social media accounts. You can devise an online music marketing strategy and execute it with just a few clicks or taps. With the right social media strategy, you can move…

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Common Music Marketing And Promotion Mistakes To Avoid

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As an Indie musician, you will soon realize that to leave your mark in the music industry, you need to know how to market yourself. Now, it isn’t difficult to find seasoned artists or producers willing to share their top secrets on how to manage this efficiently. At the same time, you need to be…

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Advice for Musicians Who Are Scattered Creatives

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Turning just three simple steps into habits can transform scattered creatives into productive musicians. The most common advice for musicians I give is to take 3 simple steps and form them into habits. If you’re a musician who has lots of great ideas and has trouble acting on them, you might be called a scattered…

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5 Platforms for Musicians to Earn More Money

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These days there are some cool platforms for musicians that offer unexpected opportunities for making money.   Platforms for musicians have changed beyond recognition over the past few years, but making a sustainable income remains, as always, the musician’s main concern. It may seem that each new technological development is a further monetary blow to artists,…

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How Musician’s Can Avoid Burnout & Still Be Productive

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Learn tried and true tricks to avoid burnout and still make progress in your music business. Find the original post on ReverbNation. A few months ago, I was on the verge of burnout. Maybe you can relate? Feeling overwhelmed, like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, is quite common…

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Our Top 10 Online Resources for Female Musicians

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Since 2007, I have been a champion for female musicians. It all started a bit by accident. Back in 2000, I had created a hobby online radio station on Live365 called Women of Substance, a personal playlist of female artists, mostly indies, that I used as a personal way to listen to the music I enjoyed at work.…

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5 Ways To Avoid Playing The Comparison Game

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The original post can be found on Reverbnation. Do you find yourself in the comparison game and constantly comparing yourself to other artists? Do you get secretly jealous when other musicians land cool gigs, win awards, and score lucrative press? These are signs that you are playing the comparison game, a common trap that can…

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How To Sell Merch & Music At Shows Without Being Sales-y

How To Sell Merch & Music At Shows

Wondering how to sell merch & music at shows without coming off as annoying or sales-y? You’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for musicians to feel uncomfortable and out-of-their-element. This unsettling feeling usually causes musicians to avoid sales altogether. After all, we musicians are creatives. Deep down, we believe that the quality of our creative…

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Setup is Everything: Designing Your Home Recording Studio Layout

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With home recording studio equipment becoming more powerful and less costly, combined with the digitization of music, there is less need than ever to use a traditional recording studio. Between 2007 and 2016, there was a decrease of over 15.4% in the number of professional studios. If you want to create great music, then you’ve probably considered…

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Tips for Providing Music Lessons Online

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Nowadays many people are looking for music lessons online. This guide provides great tips of you are an artist hoping to start providing lessons in your spare time. There is a demand for music lessons online because not everyone has the time or money to take in-person music classes even if they want to learn.…

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The Science of Soundproofing: Simple Tips for the Musician’s Home

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Master the science of soundproofing so you can play music in your home without effecting your family, friends and neighbors. Are you a soundproofing master? Whether you’re married to a musician, raising one or are a musical master yourself, the noise of even a well-played instrument can impact your roommates, neighbors, or family. Even playing…

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Book Review: How to Succeed at Self-Produced Concerts; A Guide for Performers and Presenters to Navigating a Successful Event

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Jesse Chandler of The Velvet Sirens reviews the book How to Succeed at Self-Produced Concerts; A Guide for Performers and Presenters to Navigating a Successful Event by Lisa Lynne Franco. To learn how to have your own successful event, buy the book here. Don’t forget to save 5% by using the code “FEM” at checkout. For…

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How To Create A Professional Recording Studio Sound At Home

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By Fett, of Azalea Studios A professional recording studio sound can be created right at home by avoiding 7 Dead Giveaways. With decades of experience, Fett, describes how to get professional quality, even if you record at home. In my job as a producer, recording/mixing/mastering engineer and “teacher of all things music production,” I get…

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Female Musicians Who Changed The Music Industry for the Better

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Here Zac Green from the popular music blog, ZingInstruments.com, introduces us to the strong and talented female musicians who changed the music industry for the better. The music industry, like many others, has been dominated by the influence of men. However, without these women who changed the music industry in ways that nobody could have…

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