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6 Instagram Story Features Musicians Should Be Using In 2019

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Instagram may be the most important social media platform at this point, as it allows you to do so much and there are now hundreds of millions of people using it every day. You’re probably already posting great photos and videos on your account, but are you using Instagram Stories? If not, you’re missing out; and even if you are, there's so much more to try.

6 Videos That Make Up an Ideal Music-Video Rollout

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It might seem that when you have a new music video to share with fans, all there is to do is post it to YouTube and move on... but nothing could be further from the truth! We could talk for days about what you can do on social media to promote a clip that might have cost you a pretty penny to craft, but instead, I’d like to focus on what else you can do specifically on YouTube to get more out of your content and rack up views, all of which contribute to your bank account.

4 Benefits to Renting Instruments (And Where to Get Them)

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It may sometimes seem like everything connected to being a musician is expensive. Studio time, touring, merchandise, and even the instruments you need to make your art can clear out your bank account.

This is a sad truth about the music world, and there’s little anyone can do about it. While you can’t skimp on everything, there are certainly times when corners can be cut and a few dollars can be saved. Renting instruments, while not something often talked about, may be just what you need to keep your wallet safe... at least for a bit.

5 Ways To Repurpose Old Content Into Killer TBTs

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Many people see Throwback Thursdays, or as they’re known on social media, #TBT, as just another hashtag, but in reality, they can be a fantastic way to put more content out into the world which has probably been sitting unused or forgotten for a long time. In fact, if you decide to take part in the #TBT discussion on most weeks, you’ll find your worries about posting enough pictures and videos will be lessened.

But, what exactly should you share on Thursdays? The options are truly limitless, and you are held back by nothing more than your creativity. If you still need some help thinking of ideas, here are a few options that can work many times over.

Spotify Pre-saves: Everything You Need to Know

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As a working musician, you spend so much of your time promoting your own work and trying to get people to listen to it — let alone actually creating the art itself. There are an unlimited number of things you can do to get fans excited about what’s coming next and potentially reach new ears, but one interesting thing that I don’t see many acts taking advantage of is Spotify pre-saves.