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5 Reasons Why Your Band Didn't Break That Have Nothing to Do With Your Music

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You might be scratching your head asking yourself why your band hasn’t made it big yet. There are a lot of reasons why  many of which are out of your control.

It’s easy to blame those challenges on everything around you. The blogger who didn’t respond. The publicist who didn’t do his or her job. The agent who booked you on a bad bill. Whether you're doing it all yourself or have help, here are a five controllable reasons that might be holding you back.

4 Angles to Generate Media Interest That You Probably Haven't Tried Before

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You made a great album, and you’re sure every blogger in the world is going to jump at the chance to cover you. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Media folks consider at a variety of factors when determining whether to cover a band, and the music itself is just a small piece.

In every case of trying to drum up interest, it’s about connecting to something, or someone, bigger than your band's current state. Rolling Stone may not be interested in covering you if you only have 260 followers on Facebook and one like per 10 posts. If you connect with a band, producer, or festival that has a larger following or the media is already familiar with, however, you may also have an angle that could pique interest.

Below are four ways you can create more interest in your music and potentially influence a media outlet to cover your band.

5 Ways to Use Timeliness to Get Press Coverage for Your Music

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Timeliness is the most impactful coverage factor for your band. The "new" in news emphasizes right away how important it is to have something fresh to catch a journalist's eye. If you have nothing new to promote, then chances are blogs aren't jumping on board to cover you.

Try these five newsworthy ideas to spark media interest and earn coverage for your music.

Less Is More: Why You Should Pitch Your Music to Fewer Publications

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Logic dictates that the more music bloggers you reach out to about your band, the more coverage you’ll receive.

Not necessarily.

Here's the Best Time to Release Your Album in 2017

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There are a lot of ebbs and flows throughout the year, which can create chaos for a band attempting to release an album. How do you know the best time to set your release?