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The 5 Steps to Recover From the Worst Gig of Your Life

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Musicians tend to fall into a few different camps when it comes to evaluating their own performances; some will be unsatisfied, no matter how well it went, while others will think that every show they play is the best show ever.

Then there are the rest of us who tend to waffle back and forth between these two extremes (often simultaneously) experiencing a sense of elation after every gig that’s quickly met with questions like, “What it it didn’t go as well as I thought it did?” or, “What if everyone was just pretending that they liked our set?”

Then again, sometimes you’ll have one of those gigs where it’s plainly obvious to everyone in the band that things simply did not go well. When this happens, the way you react is crucial to your long-term success. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind if you’ve just bombed a set.

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?