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How to Get Venues' and Promoters' Attention Every Time

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You want to play festival stages. You even want to tour the world. Or maybe you just want to start to get recognition in your own hometown. But, no matter what you do, you can’t seem to land a gig.

Whatever the dream or struggle, all musicians start out exactly where you are — but there are a couple key differences that set those who find success apart from those who don’t. That’s why we decided to speak directly with promoters to find out what exactly they look for when new bands reach out to them, and how you can make sure you’re grabbing their attention every time.

5 Creative Ways to Find New Bandmates

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We talk a lot about how to find success as a band — how to book more shows, how to get on more Spotify playlists, and how to engage your fans. What if you’re missing a few key components, like band members?

7 Facebook Groups for Musicians to Join in 2019

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If you asked me today what I think one of the most underutilized tools in online marketing is, I would say: Facebook groups.

Sure, Facebook has become a bit of a dead zone for a lot of us lately — we don’t use our Facebook pages as much as our Instagram or Twitter accounts because the reach and visibility just aren’t what they used to be.

Facebook groups are different. They’re a place for you to really connect with your potential fans, industry insiders, and can lead to tons of new opportunities. When used correctly, they can be a total game changer for your career.

5 Emerging Bands Who Are Killing It on Social Media Right Now (And How You Can Too)

Left: Shadow of Whales (Fox & Florals Media); Top right: Rivals (Matt Bender); Middle right: Jon Pattie (Mario Devón); Bottom right: Anja Kotar (Jani Ugrin)

Have you ever found yourself idly staring at your computer screen, trying to think of what to post next on social media but feeling completely stumped and, if you’re being honest, overwhelmed? So you think for a minute and say to yourself, “How did my favorite artist do it? How did they climb to the top?” 

7 Unusual Tools to Boost Your Music Career

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As a savvy emerging musician, you’ve probably made sure to have all the necessary tools going into your career. You have your home recording studio, your social media pages, the best of the best in terms of instruments and stage equipment — and yet, something still feels like it’s missing. In the day to day of utilizing all these things, there’s still a part of you that feels, dare I say, inefficient.