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What the Industry Wants You to Know About Marketing Music with Social Media

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Let’s talk about marketing. If you’re a frequent reader of the Sonicbids blog, you already know that social media plays an important role in your music career. From building your brand to interacting with fans, so much of your growth and opportunities to connect come from these spaces.

But what about using them as marketing platforms? In a way, you may already be doing this. After all, every successful interaction you have with your fanbase is a chance to further any marketing goals.

If you’re feeling stuck, check out these tips for how to market your music in a way that’s sure to grab the attention of not only your fans but the music industry at large.

Mastering Isn't a Dark Art, It's Just Misunderstood

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

At Sage Audio Mastering, we realize that, for years, mastering has been viewed as "mysterious." It has been described as a “Dark Art,” and some think of it as the “Wizard” behind the curtain. Most people within the music industry don’t know what actually happens in the mastering stage, even though every single song that ever gets heard has likely been deemed “mastered” and ready for release.

A Look to the West: 4 Great Gigs Open Now

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This week our Sonicbids Gig Roundup looks to the West for only the very best gigs to take you from Fall to Winter. Gather fans off the slopes and the streets with these four opportunities you won't want to miss. First up, just down the mountain from the best ski slopes in the world, Silver City searches for the perfect band to play their Aspen New Years Eve Party. Hosting the best talent locally, regionally and nationally, Silver City is Aspen's premier food, drink and music destination for their local and international clients. Read on for more on this op and three more to warm your toes when the days get cold – the mountains are calling.

3 Books That Can Help Solve the DIY Musician's Biggest Hangups

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It’s hard being a DIY musician – part-time or full-time. You know this.

Doing most (or everything) on your own is tiring. Depending on your resources, you might have to be your own manager, PR person, accountant, and roadie. And on top of that, you can’t forget to be the artist.

Many indie musicians (myself included) experience a learning curve when it comes to doing some of those things, whether it’s the business side of music, promotion, or just creating and sharing more music.

So, to help you solve some of those common problems, here are three books that have encouraged many a musician.

7 Cities Booking Major Gigs Now Through Far True

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This week's gig roundup dives deep into opportunities hosted through Far True, a progressive music, art, skate, and multimedia company dedicated to consulting, booking, artist representation, and promoting music artists countrywide. With ops already running in NYC, LA, ATL, DC, and Richmond, Far True has recently added shows in Miami and is seeking Sonicbids artists to fill their fall bills.