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The Best Time to Release Your Album in 2019

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It’s that time of year again where I give you a guide of the best months to release your music. In past years, I’ve focused on album releases while touching on singles a bit. This year will include both types of releases with tips on when to play into possible Spotify themes.

5 Strategies to Beat Band Overwhelm and Get Back to Making Music

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Do you feel like you can’t keep up with everything? Are you feeling bogged down with your list of to-dos, which include checking social media 24/7, getting your music up on iTunes and Spotify, booking local shows or a tour, and coordinating each band member’s schedule before confirming gigs and rehearsals? It can often feel like there’s little time to do what you set out to do: make music.

If you feel like you’re winging it and have a lot happening at once without any strategy to manage it all, don’t despair. Below are five ideas to help you beat band overwhelm.

Are You Assaulting Your Fans on Social Media? (Part Three)

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Do you wish you had more help promoting your music? Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work it takes to market your music to new fans? In the third and final part of the series of turning strangers into fans, I’m going to focus on how you can turn music fans into band advocates and music promoters.

In part one I went over on how to strangers into fans. Part two discussed how to turn those fans into purchasers of your music and merchandise. Now, let’s look at how we can turn those fans into your promotional team.

3 Ways to Determine if the Media Thinks Your Album is a Flop

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If you’ve recently run your own music PR campaign or hired a music publicist to do it for you, you may have been disappointed in how few media outlets reviewed your album. The album you thought was your best piece of work felt like an enormous flop.

Are You Assaulting Your Fans on Social Media? (Part Two)

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In the first article of this series, I discussed how to engage people who haven’t heard of you and turn them into a fan. In this article, we’re going to take the engaged fan to the next level so they're purchasing what you’re selling.