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5 Things You Should Always Do After Playing a Gig

pencil icon Kathleen Parrish

date iconNov 25, 2014 12:00:00 PM

tag icon Features, Performing & Touring

What to do after the final bow. (Image via tbo.com)

You just played an awesome show – but now what? Even though the gig is over, there's still work to be done. Some tasks need to be taken care of while you're still at the venue, while others should be completed in the following days. Here are five things you should always do after every gig, no matter how big or small it may be.

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Taylor Swift, Spotify, and the Musical Food Chain Myth

pencil icon Doria Roberts

date iconNov 25, 2014 11:00:00 AM

tag icon Features, streaming, spotify

Doria Roberts (Image via performermag.com)

This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine.

 

I cannot tell you how happy I am that the conversation about Taylor Swift and Spotify is happening. Maybe people will start listening to what independent artists like me and my peers have been saying for years now.

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3 Ways to Design Your Musician Business Card

pencil icon Jhoni Jackson

date iconNov 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

What do you think using an obviously generic stock image says about your band? It isn't a positive message, that's for sure. (Image via overnightprints.com)

Read part one of our Simple Guide to Musician Business Cards series on what to do – and what not to do – with your business cards.

We've discussed the dos and don'ts of musician business cards already, so now that you know the basics, you're probably ready to get a batch printed. Generally, there are three ways to get this done: use a template online, work with a designer, or create your own image. Here's a basic rundown of each to help you decide which option is best for your budget and design skill level.

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6 Ways to Kill Your Music Career

pencil icon Bobby Borg

date iconNov 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM

tag icon Features, musician success guide

Image via odyshapemusic.tumblr.com

Most artists spend months writing, recording, and finalizing their songs, merch, and live performances for the marketplace, only to make repeated mistakes when it comes to promoting themselves. Don't let this be you. Here are six career-killing mistakes you want to be absolutely sure to avoid.

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4 Blog Post Ideas to Hold Your Fans' Attention

Image via doandroidsdance.com

The musician's life isn't always glamorous. But the average fan doesn't have an understanding of what that life is really like – and they're often eager to find out. Sharing your story by blogging can help build a lasting fan relationship. None of this has to be complex; a few good sentences or a photo that offers insight into who you are and what you're doing will keep your fans interested whether or not you're releasing new material.

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