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The Advanced Guide to Music PR for DIY Bands

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Knowing how to promote your music and get it in front of the right audience is crucial for any artist. No matter how amazing your music is, word of mouth alone is unlikely to get you the exposure you need to grow your fanbase and your profile within the music industry.

However, bands don’t necessarily need to hire a costly publicist to promote their music well. With a bit of hard work and clever strategy, any band can get their music in front of journalists, radio hosts and influential bloggers that can help them reach their core fanbase.

How to Make More Money Licensing Your Songs in 2019

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In 2012, we saw the band fun. go from relatively unknown to suddenly topping the charts, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and having their song on nearly every radio station with sales skyrocketing. In 2013, American Authors went from just starting to gain a strong following to massive commercial success.

So what is this seemingly magic overnight success maker I'm talking about? Licensing, of course.

4 More Music Industry Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Right Now

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Not too long ago, I published an article on some of the best music business podcasts. Prior to delving into things, I hadn't realized there were just so many – and quite a few of them very good. I just didn't have room to get it all into one bite-sized post. So now, I present an additional list of four great music business podcasts you may not have heard of!

5 Quick Ways to Solve Common Tour Disasters

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Here on the East Coast, it's finally starting to warm up and feel like we might actually be entering that blissful time of the year known as spring. The sun is shining, the birds are happily waking me up with their chirping at 5am, and every band is beginning to announce tours in the coming months. It’s a beautiful time of year.

Now, whether it’s your first time touring or your 50th, if there’s one thing you can probably attest to it’s that no band is immune to a little tour trouble now and then. Sometimes it’s minor, and other times it can feel like the entire tour is cursed — but the truth is, it’s just a fact of touring. Nothing ever goes as smoothly as you’d hoped, and there’s always a few bumps along the way to contend with.

That said, I’m a big believer in preparedness, which is why we’ve put together this list of common tour disasters and a couple quick fix ways to deal with them as soon as they arise.

What Touring Looks Like for Unestablished Bands

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

When non-musicians think of bands on tour, they typically conjure up scenes of crowded venues, indulgence in the form of sex, booze, and illegal drugs, and thriving young musicians without a care in the world.

The stereotypes associated with touring are often wrong and typically only pertain to established artists with resources and sizable followings.