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How to Keep the Momentum When Your Bandmates Are Dragging Behind

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It’s hard enough being a DIY musician with all of the hats you’re required to wear to build your career. But when you add in other members to your band who each have their own goals and motivations for building a career in music, things can get complicated.

Musician Life

Aug 26, 2019 06:00 AM

Suzanne Paulinski

How to Handle the Guilt as a New Parent Pursuing a Career In Music

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Full disclosure: I’m not a parent. So where do I get off discussing this topic and chiming in with my perspective?

These days, the majority of my friends have young children, as well as many of my clients, and I’ve spent the last few years listening intently to them when they’ve needed a shoulder to cry on — overwhelmed by the guilt of being a working parent, especially when pursuing a career in music — and I’ve been able to bring a fresh perspective and offer a gentle reminder to them about what we need most from our parents.

The Advanced Guide to Music PR for DIY Bands

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Knowing how to promote your music and get it in front of the right audience is crucial for any artist. No matter how amazing your music is, word of mouth alone is unlikely to get you the exposure you need to grow your fanbase and your profile within the music industry.

However, bands don’t necessarily need to hire a costly publicist to promote their music well. With a bit of hard work and clever strategy, any band can get their music in front of journalists, radio hosts and influential bloggers that can help them reach their core fanbase.

Performing, Honing Your Craft

Aug 19, 2019 06:00 AM

Cari Cole

7 Vocal Methods (And Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World

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This article originally appeared on Cari Cole's Standing in the Spotlight blog.

 

As one of the top celebrity vocal coaches in the world, I’ve seen it all. From stars to rock legends and Grammy winners to tens of thousands of emerging independents, one thing is true:

You don’t have to have the best voice in the world, but you do have to have a good one. And one that won’t quit on you when it matters.

Here are my top seven vocal tricks to make your voice rules the world.

7 Facebook Groups for Musicians to Join in 2019

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If you asked me today what I think one of the most underutilized tools in online marketing is, I would say: Facebook groups.

Sure, Facebook has become a bit of a dead zone for a lot of us lately — we don’t use our Facebook pages as much as our Instagram or Twitter accounts because the reach and visibility just aren’t what they used to be.

Facebook groups are different. They’re a place for you to really connect with your potential fans, industry insiders, and can lead to tons of new opportunities. When used correctly, they can be a total game changer for your career.