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5 Ideas to Promote Your Music During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a big time for the music industry. Twenty percent of music sales happen in the last six weeks of the year. While major releases dominate this time of year, you can also use the holiday season to build your own momentum, increase sales, and set yourself up for a successful new year. Here are five tips to promote your music this holiday season.

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Nov 25, 2015 10:00 AM

Christine Occhino

12 Struggles of Communicating With Your Non-Musician Family Members Around the Holidays

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The holiday season is finally here! It's a time for jingle bells, hot cocoa, snow days, wonder, cheer! Oh, and the monotonous, repetitive, shuffle-mode of explanations of your life choices to your non-musician family members. Let this warm your heart a bit, friends; you are not alone! Here are 12 struggles we can all relate to.

holidays, Musician Life

Dec 15, 2014 09:00 AM

Kathleen Parrish

6 Awesome Gift Ideas Under $25 for the Musician in Your Life

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If you're scrambling to find a gift for your band members, a musician pal, or even a well-deserved treat for yourself, holiday gift-giving just got a whole lot easier. We've got you covered for everything from holiday season must-haves to general music-related necessities – all for under $25! Check out our top six picks:

5 Holiday Songs to Add to Your Setlist

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With the holiday season approaching, incorporating a festive song into your live set can be a nice change of pace while getting into the seasonal spirit. Tons of musicians including Chuck Berry, the Temptations, and Mariah Carey have released successful renditions of holiday songs over the years. Putting a new spin on a traditional piece is always interesting, so when you're planning your next setlist, take a look at some of these holiday songs and consider how to make them your own.