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You Can Make a Professional Song with $0

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

It’s true. You can make a song that can hang with Charlie Puth’s or Avicii’s on a Spotify playlist. And you don’t have to spend a single penny.

That’s right, I said no money. Zippity. Nada. $0. Here’s how you can do it.

Musician Success Guide

Oct 7, 2019 06:00 AM

Hugh McIntyre

4 Types of Emails You Should Send to Your Fans

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Social media has taken over as the primary form of marketing in almost every field, but that doesn’t mean that email is useless. In fact, a smart artist utilizes everything they have, and a healthy mix of social and email may be the recipe you need to reach your most ardent followers just as frequently as you should be.

20 Secrets Promoters Use to Book Bands

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When it comes to getting booked, it’s no secret there are a couple of key ingredients that go into a venue’s decision to say “yes.” But for many, what those secrets are, remain largely a mystery.

And the truth is everyone will have a slightly different process, preference, and method for booking bands, but if you’re an artist who is currently struggling to figure out exactly how to grab the attention of that venue and book yourself, then you’re going to want to pay attention.

The Politics of Music, Part 1: Advocating as an Artist

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Now more than ever, it’s crucial we make our voices heard. We have the power to speak up to our beliefs and change the trajectory of not only our own lives, but the lives of those around us — all we have to do is get started. This is a powerful time in our history, and I want to be a part of it — and I want you to be too.

How to Figure Out If That Venue Is Right for Your Music

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You don’t have to say yes all the time. “No” can be a freeing word. And sometimes, you’ll need to use “no” when deciding where to play gigs. But how can you figure out which venues to turn away and which to embrace?

In this post, I want to help you figure that out. I’ll encourage you to ask direct questions of yourself as well as taking The Perfect 30 Test.