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The 6 Must-Dos When Taking Band Photos

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As a musician, photoshoots are a necessary part of your continuous to-do list. You need photos of yourself and your band for a number of reasons, including album covers, social media profiles and content, press, and so on, so you'll need to be in front of a camera at some point, even if it makes you nervous.

The form your photoshoot takes — everything from several expensive hours in a professional studio to your friend and their iPhone — can differ greatly, but the things you need to think about before, during, and after the event are the same, no matter what.

Are You Assaulting Your Fans on Social Media? (Part Three)

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Do you wish you had more help promoting your music? Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work it takes to market your music to new fans? In the third and final part of the series of turning strangers into fans, I’m going to focus on how you can turn music fans into band advocates and music promoters.

In part one I went over on how to strangers into fans. Part two discussed how to turn those fans into purchasers of your music and merchandise. Now, let’s look at how we can turn those fans into your promotional team.

4 Ways to Save Money on Food While Touring

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Whether you're at the top of the music industry or just launching your career, going on tour is expensive. It’s a necessity, and sometimes one of the only ways you’re going to make money as an artist. It still, however, costs money just to head out on the road to play for people... even if there’s no guarantee you’ll make your money back.

6 Tools to Better Manage Your Music Career

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When it comes to being a musician, it’s always good to have a few tools in your back pocket. Things like Google Calendar and Mailchimp are fantastic tools and well known — but what about some of the lesser-known tools that have the ability to make your life as a musician infinitely better?

Below we’ve highlighted six tools that may have slipped under your radar — and why you should start using them.

Are You Assaulting Your Fans on Social Media? (Part Two)

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In the first article of this series, I discussed how to engage people who haven’t heard of you and turn them into a fan. In this article, we’re going to take the engaged fan to the next level so they're purchasing what you’re selling.