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How to Maximize Your Music Promotion on Social Media Using a Simple Formula

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As a musician, the last thing you want to do is spend hours and hours every single week dealing with your social media. After all, you probably started in music to be creative, not to sit behind a computer dealing with marketing.

While it’s awesome that you can be in direct contact with your fans in today’s modern music industry, it definitely puts a lot of strain on your time. You need to post quality content on a regular basis, and on top of that, you need to post unique content to your different channels to keep your fans interested across the board. I mean, why should someone follow you on Facebook and Twitter if you push out exactly the same messages on both platforms? That all adds up to a lot of content and a lot of time.

But there’s a solution to simplify your approach, maximize your impact, and speed up the process – and it starts with just one piece of content.

Make Consistent Money From Your Music: 3 Ideas for Indie Band Subscription Models

Jay-Z would probably tell you Tidal is the best model. (Screencap via youtube.com)

When you think of subscriptions, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? No doubt it’s something like Netflix, Spotify, or one of the many monthly subscription boxes that send you anything from razors to organic food and snacks. But musicians can actually develop subscription models for their music as well!

Stop Trying to Do Everything, DIY Musicians! You're Actually Hurting Your Chances of Success

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Pretty much every indie musician I’ve talked to has two big problems: there’s just too much to do, and despite putting a lot of time and effort into their career, they feel stagnant, like they’re not making any progress.

In this article, we’re going to solve these two problems with one stone. If you want to go further, I have a time management and productivity ebook as well as a goal-setting ebook that you can download for free to keep the momentum going in your music career.

5 Reasons to Start a Blog for Your Music

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The world of music blogging has always been deeply embedded in the indie musician community. Getting featured on a popular music blog is a dream for most artists, but I want to take this chance to talk about something a little closer to home – starting your own blog.

Now I know that at face value, blogging yourself may not seem like the most productive thing to do with your limited time, but it can actually be incredibly beneficial to your career if you stick with it. So let’s go through five reasons to start your own blog on your artist website.

The Musician's Essential Guide to Merch: What to Get, How Much to Charge, and Where to Buy

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Merch is something any musician can (and should!) use to drive revenue and spread awareness for their music. But there are definitely a lot of merch options, and it can be totally confusing and overwhelming to figure out which is best. To help you out, I’m going to go through them all and give you some tips and pricing ideas.