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3 Ways to Get People to Pre-Save Your Music on Spotify (And Why)

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You already know that Spotify is one of the best ways to get fans and the industry paying attention, but are you using the platform to its fullest? Are you really taking advantage of all it has to offer and using it not only to garner streams but to connect to fans?

While there are a lot of ways to use the platform effectively, including of course, seeking out both official and unofficial Spotify Playlist placements, there’s another way that serves your fans, your music, and your larger goals of growing into a widely recognized artist: Spotify pre-saves.

5 Ways to Impress Music Journalists With Your Promo Photo

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There's something incredibly powerful about a really good promo photo. The way it can capture the attention of music journalists, fans, bookers, and the industry at large — but it all depends on how much care you put into making it. The quality, the way your band comes across, and the story you're telling, all factor in. When you get right down to it, your photo is just as much a piece of your story as the music itself.

4 Ways to Connect With New Fans on Tour

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Touring is the opportunity to take all your best skills — your talent for music, your ability to connect with fans, your penchant for making people feel understood — and use them to make massive progress in a process that would otherwise take weeks, months, or years.

Ready to Network? 4 Tactics to Try Out at This Year's Conferences

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It’s officially conference season! Whether you’re heading to SXSW in March, Launch Music Festival in April, East Coast Music Conference in May, or Indie Week in November, there’s no doubt that we’re entering an exciting time for opportunities and networking.

Why (and How) You Should Prep for Your Summer Tour Now

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While we may still be scraping ice off our cars in most parts of the country, it’s definitely not too early to begin planning for your upcoming summer tour. Besides the fact that it gives you something to look forward to (warmer days! T-shirts! Ice cream!), it’s actually in your best interest to start planning months in advance, so that you’re giving yourself plenty of time to properly prepare.

Simply put, there’s a lot that goes into putting together a successful tour, and you don’t want to rush it. Here are five ways you can prep for your summer tour right now.