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Apr 20, 2015 12:00 PM

Sonicbids Staff

This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

From musical genre hotbeds, to advice from a bona fide rock star, to figuring out how well you know the music biz, to simplifying your already hectic schedule with marketing hacks, this week's top 10 most read articles on the Sonicbids blog have a little something for everyone. Take a look at what you might have missed, or just reread your favorites! 

A Quick, Easy Way to Get Your Newest Email Subscribers Engaged With Your Music Right Away

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This article originally appeared on The DIY Musician Blog.

 

Just about anyone who has music available is using the song-for-email strategy. If you're not on board, basically you trade music in exchange for an email address. It's a great way to grow your list, and by now, we all know that email is one of the best ways to stay in touch with your fans and push out news and offers.

However, for a lot of musicians, that's where the strategy stops. The focus seems to be on growing the list. What to actually send these new fans becomes an afterthought. Often, artists will just let those new email addresses sit and pile up until they have something new to send out. That means these new fans won't hear anything from the musician for months. This is a wasted opportunity.

5 Insanely Smart Products That Every Musician Needs

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With technology advancing at such a rapid rate, music tech is coming right along with it. There have been some incredibly useful musical devices that have come out (or that have become more universally applicable) in recent years, and I'm a huge fan of anything that helps the workflow. Here are some of my favorite accessories that can be used by any musician.

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining a Second Band

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Being constantly busy with musical activities can be a ton of fun and a very satisfying way to go about your life. But balancing more than one dedicated band can be a serious challenge, and if you aren't good at staying organized, you can easily run into trouble when trying to schedule big events such as touring and recording around your other projects.

How to Get Your Music Featured on Blogs, Part 1: What Are Bloggers Actually Looking For?

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A version of this article originally appeared on Sunshine Promotion.

 

There are many facets of a successful music publicity campaign, but among the most common questions from newer artists are how they can promote their music independently and get it covered on music blogs. Since many new artists often don't have the money to embark on national tours, advertise on major music outlets, or sometimes even print physical copies of their own albums, getting coverage on music blogs (both local and national) is the best way for them to spread the word about the music they're creating.