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3 Things to Change Up Often on Your Social Profiles

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Keeping up your social media presence across a number of platforms is incredibly important, and it's something that you, as a working, full-time (or even part-time) musician, will need to focus a lot of your promotional efforts on.

There's a lot to stay on top of and make sure you’re handling well, but there are a few opportunities featured right on your profile page that I've personally noticed many musicians missing.

Here are three things that are a part of your Twitter and Instagram pages that you probably don’t update as often as you should.

4 Places to Create Your Perfect Download Cards

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While the music industry seems to be focusing much of its attention on all things streaming (which you should do as well), there are still millions of people around the world who actually buy music, and the days of selling albums and singles, both physically and digitally, are far from over.

Having said that, what “selling music” looks like has certainly changed over the past decade or so, and in order to make a living, you need to adapt to the times, while still looking at what’s worked in the past.

7 Local Partnerships That Can Really Boost Your Music Career

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Your local music scene provides both a helpful network of resources and an uplifting sense of community, and that's an especially empowering combo of tools for pushing your progress as a band or solo musician.

There are massively positive effects of being a member of your city's underground landscape – but don't forget that you shouldn't close yourself off from other, non-musical creatives, either.

How to Deal with Negative Comments on Social Media

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Here's the Best Time to Release Your Album in 2017

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There are a lot of ebbs and flows throughout the year, which can create chaos for a band attempting to release an album. How do you know the best time to set your release?