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Do I Still Need to Get Signed to be Successful in Music?

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Spoiler alert: the answer is no.

And you know what? It’s pretty empowering.

5 Free or Cheap Ways Musicians Can Make Their Instagram Killer

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Instagram is a beautiful, connection driven tool — and it’s driving all of us mad. Yes, we love it for the opportunity to follow the journeys of those we love and admire or the opportunity to share our own stories and connect in a totally new way.

But then there’s the other side of it. The part where you’re staring at your phone slaving over a caption for an hour, writing and re-writing until it finally feels perfect. Or where you’re about to dive into a really tasty pizza but you have to whip out your phone first because you just know this would make great IG content (guilty). And of course, who could forget the feeling of working super hard on all of those things only to get 20 likes and a spam-bot comment?

It can feel discouraging and like IG is just too much work. But that’s taking all the joy out of it! So while, yes, IG is just as much a business tool as one of pleasure, I want to focus on a few tools and tips you can use to get back to enjoying it while making it awesome — and making your life a lot easier.

The Politics of Music, Part 2: Being Environmentally Friendly

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Recently, we brought you the first in a two part series about combining two of the most incredible gifts you have to offer the world: your music, and your voice.

In the first article, we talked about artist advocacy — how to get involved with different organizations and start making a difference on both the local and national level.

Today, we want to talk about something that most of us are aware of, and yet, truthfully, aren’t doing enough to stop: climate change.

20 Secrets Promoters Use to Book Bands

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When it comes to getting booked, it’s no secret there are a couple of key ingredients that go into a venue’s decision to say “yes.” But for many, what those secrets are, remain largely a mystery.

And the truth is everyone will have a slightly different process, preference, and method for booking bands, but if you’re an artist who is currently struggling to figure out exactly how to grab the attention of that venue and book yourself, then you’re going to want to pay attention.

The Politics of Music, Part 1: Advocating as an Artist

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Now more than ever, it’s crucial we make our voices heard. We have the power to speak up to our beliefs and change the trajectory of not only our own lives, but the lives of those around us — all we have to do is get started. This is a powerful time in our history, and I want to be a part of it — and I want you to be too.