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5 Rules for Life as a Musician

The music industry is an ever-growing and evolving arena that contains a sea of information still yet to be discovered. That’s why we’re equipping you with five main things you need to know about the music industry to get your feet off the ground.

#1. Surround Yourself With Good People

In other words, have a good team with a shared goal. It’s never a bad idea to meet people and learn from them. Go to shows and events to network with professionals, collaborate with musicians in your community, and get a mentor to guide you in the right direction. A solid team for an artist consists of:

  • Manager - to act as your “musical parent” in working out every business-related decision.

  • Booking Agent - to negotiate with venues and promoters in booking live shows and tours.

  • Assistant - to help keep you organized and on time for scheduled plans.

  • Photographer - to capture and document live shows and your journey as an artist.

  • Marketing Strategist - to keep...

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How to Get Your Music Out There

Social media isn’t the only tool in the indie artists’ toolbox when it comes to getting your music heard.  At the same time, it goes without saying that the internet and music scene can feel oversaturated or overwhelming. But fear not, we’ve got seven surefire ways to help promote and distribute your music, so you can build up a loyal fan base without sweating about new content.

PERFORM FOR THE MASSES

This may be obvious, but it's one of the most aspects of your career. The more comfortable you are playing in front of an audience, the more confident you'll become. Whether they're a screaming crowd or a silent one, there's no such thing as a wasted performance. The more you play your songs, the more likely they'll be played again or streamed online once they get home. Speaking of streaming...

STREAM

Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud...these are just a few of the music streaming sites out there where users can listen for free (with ads)...

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"How to Grow a Music Fanbase
…Even If Nobody’s Ever Heard of You"

  • Video 1: How to Use Spotify and Social Media to Blow up Your Fanbase and the Secret to Earning Their Trust After They Discover You
  • Video 2: My Exact Revenue Streams and Why Income Diversification Lets Me Do More with My Music Career
  • Video 3: Establishing Your Artist Brand and How to Create a Lasting Impact with Your Music