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7 Music Marketing Strategies to Try In 2019

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With the end of 2018 looming and 2019 on the horizon, it’s time for reflection.

If you felt like your fan connection or marketing strategies were just a little bit weak in 2018 and you want to up your game, check out these seven tips for getting your music to new audiences, all while captivating the hearts of current fans.

December Deadlines: 4 Great Gigs Including NYC's Secret Loft Concert Series

Image via InstagramThis week, we've gathered the best gigs closing before the holidays. Though it's easy to get caught up in events, parties, and other gigs rounding out the end of the year, take a moment and apply to these four excellent opportunities for all kinds of acts and artists around the country.

House Concerts and 4 Other Unique Places to Play Your Music

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Everybody talks about club shows, probably because almost everybody goes to club shows. Your community surely has at least one venue that makes its money with live bands, bar food, and alcohol, and these places can be a home away from home for local musicians.

Many places, however, suffer from a tight scene. These bar shows can be hard to get, there can be stiff competition for audiences, and complaints about unfair pay in the club scene are rampant. Fortunately, as your band picks up momentum with your live schedule, there are numerous other places to play, some you may never have considered. Here are five of them.

5 Free VST Plugins That Will Give You Professional Drum Sounds

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Drumming software changed the world of music.

Now, instead of hiring a drummer, booking time in a studio, and spending hours tracking drums, you can get that same (or similar) sound without ever leaving your home studio.

And even though “free” is a word that’s often associated with poor quality, there are plenty of free VST plugins that can give you professional drum sounds. And I don’t know about you, but I love free stuff.

Here are five free drum plugins that can take your drum sound from amateur to pro-level quality.

Advice for Moving Up and Not Sliding Off a Popular Playlist

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This article originally appeared on the AWAL Blog.

 

Whether it’s A-List: Hip-Hop, mint, Pop Hitlist, or the feeder playlists that help drive them, editorial curation continues to transform music for both artists and fans. (The staff experts and everyday users of Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, SoundCloud have generated billions of collections between them.)  

Landing on a major playlist creates awareness and engagement around tracks. Previously, we’ve talked about the best tips to get added to a playlist… but what happens after that? Is there a way to help your tracks rise and stay on a playlist longer?