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10 Free (Or Insanely Cheap) Marketing Strategies Your Band Should Use

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So, you’re looking for more exposure for your band, but you’d rather spend your money on a new reverb pedal than on an extensive marketing plan. Thankfully, there are lots of ways for you to market your band without having to spend a dime (or maybe just shelling out one or two). When marketing your music, saturation is key  your name should be in as many places as humanly possible because, to put it simply, people are looking everywhere. You never want to miss the opportunity to be found.

10 Tips for Playing a Mindblowing Set (Other Than Playing Really F***ing Well)

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We all know those bands that completely transform when they step on a stage. True performers make use of every second of their set and push themselves to their very limits. These types of shows are truly memorable and leave fans wanting to sing their praises to everyone they meet!

There are a lot of subtleties that go into creating a truly mindblowing experience for your fans. It's a given that your music and playing must be absolutely extraordinary, but once you've got that in the bag, you can use these 10 tips to really take things to the next level.

Features, Columns, positivity, rejection

Jul 1, 2014 03:51 PM

Sari Delmar

The Artist Pep Talk: 10 Tips for Staying Positive in the Face of Rejection

U2's rejection letter (via aux.tv)

There is a lot of rejection in the music industry – we all know this. It’s easy to feel you’re always doing something wrong, and it's only normal for that ongoing rejection to take a toll. The negativity can snowball into what I call the “Doom Monster” (DM). The DM can get the best of artists, so choosing to overcome it with constructive tools will put you in the best mind frame to succeed. 

Rock Your Email Marketing: The Dos and Don'ts of the Ever-Daunting Band E-Newsletter

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You've probably heard it a million times: your e-newsletter is one of your most important tools as a band! But why is it so dang hard to keep up with and deliver regular engaging content? 

Well maybe, just maybe, it's because you're unsure of your approach and what works.

If that's the case, then this quickie list of dos and don'ts for email marketing is for you. Hopefully these tips help you straighten out any email marketing nightmares you might be trudging through!

5 Types of Managers You Don’t Want Managing Your Band

Guest post by Sari Delmar, founder and CEO of Audio Blood.

Choosing a manager will be one of the most important decisions you make as an artist. Who you let represent you to the outside world is a direct reflection of how you handle your business, and a great manager can do magical things for your career. But more often than not, you're unfortunately going to come across a not-so-great manager who is slowly putting your band’s career in a dank, dark corner one email at a time. The wrong fit can quite literally sink you. Here are five common manager archetypes we recommend steering clear of if you’re looking to grow a long and steady career in the music biz.