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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.

If You’re Not Using Facebook Targeting for Your Music, You Really Should

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The idea of advertising on social media seems so foreign to many people, and I think it’s because they either assume it’s too expensive, too complicated, or that it’s reserved solely for big brands. None of these assumptions are true, and if you’re avoiding playing around with ads for any of those reasons, you’re doing yourself a disservice!

5 Things You’re Not Doing Right With Music Hashtags On Instagram

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By now, social media has become important and widespread enough that everyone understands what hashtags are what that they do, but there are still plenty of people who don’t fully grasp what they should and should not be doing when it comes to the Instagram add-ons.

Here’s a quick look at five things you might not be doing quite right with hashtags on Instagram, how you can be better, and why any of this matters at all.