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7 Ways All Musicians Can Play Every Show Like a Professional

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Most musicians are focused only on the music  and rightfully so. If you don't play a great show, you're not going to win over fans or be asked back to the venue. But more than being a great band, you want to be taken seriously. Here are seven ways you can step up your game and be a more professional musician.

6 Ways to Gently Nudge Fans About Buying Tickets to an Upcoming Show

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Concerts are one of the primary ways you’re going to make money as a musician, so while it can be exhausting to promote all of your shows over and over, it’s what you have to do to stay in business. In fact, you’ll probably end up spending more time promoting concerts and pushing tickets than actually playing onstage!

After initially releasing dates and announcing a tour, how do you make sure you sell as many tickets as possible? Social media will quickly become your best friend, so here are six helpful tactics that can help you sell, sell, sell!

5 Live Show Investments (Besides Gear) That Will Elevate Your Shows

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When we talk about a live-show setup, we're usually referring to gear, obviously. But there's actually more you can do to ensure a memorable performance. Sounding good is the bulk of the battle, of course, but looking good counts for something, too.

5 Reasons Why Your Band Didn't Break That Have Nothing to Do With Your Music

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You might be scratching your head asking yourself why your band hasn’t made it big yet. There are a lot of reasons why  many of which are out of your control.

It’s easy to blame those challenges on everything around you. The blogger who didn’t respond. The publicist who didn’t do his or her job. The agent who booked you on a bad bill. Whether you're doing it all yourself or have help, here are a five controllable reasons that might be holding you back.

4 Ways to Make Fan Photos Part of Your Music Marketing Strategy

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As a musician, you're going to be taking a lot of photos with your fans. This is an undeniable fact whether you’re just starting out and your fans are just your friends or if you’re one of the biggest superstars on the planet. It’s something that comes along with creating music and performing live in front of an audience. If you’re extremely camera shy, you’re going to have a problem, but for most people, taking selfies with other music lovers can be fun.