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4 Blog Post Ideas to Hold Your Fans' Attention

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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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Top 5 New York Venues Locals Love Playing

Union Pool offers an intimate, distraction-free setting for up to 150 people. (Photo courtesy of Union Pool)

Whether it's because they offer big breaks to up-and-coming bands or they arrange great showcases of entirely local talent, these five venues are among the favorites of New York-based musicians. Some of them are multipurpose spots  one's on par with an intimate listening room, and another has a much-beloved Brooklyn band at the helm. Each has its own unique appeal, but they're all essential to keeping the local scene thriving.

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How to Balance Your Crazy College Course Load With Your Music Career

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date iconNov 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Anyone who's been through college knows that a full course load can be just as intense as a full-time job. Classes are particularly difficult because the work stays with you afterwards, as well as on weekends and holidays. Oftentimes, it can get very complicated to balance your life outside of school with the workload you are given, not to mention your music. Between the practicing, rehearsing, and gigging, music takes up a ton of time as well, usually occupying evenings and late nights. Though it's a complicated and tedious balancing act, it is possible to be both an active musician and an excellent student. Here are four ways to maintain both sides of your life.

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4 Things Musicians Should Do Immediately After Joining LinkedIn

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Read part one of our "LinkedIn for Musicians" series to learn how to fill up your profile before continuing on to the tips below.

Having a LinkedIn page is important these days if you want to be a professional and make a living doing, well, almost anything. Once you've set up a profile that looks great and tells the story of who you are, it's good to actually use it! The website can be great for meeting new people and reconnecting with old ones – as long as you know what you're doing and run with it. Here are four more tips to make LinkedIn work for you and your music.

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Emeli Sandé Shares Her Songwriting Tips [Video]

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date iconNov 21, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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Emeli Sandé, of "Free" and "Next to Me" fame, shares her tips on songwriting in this video from BBC Radio 1. In it, Sandé gives us a glimpse into the mind of a true lyricist and shares the many types of inspirations that have influenced her writing

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