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The Politics of Music, Part 2: Being Environmentally Friendly

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Recently, we brought you the first in a two part series about combining two of the most incredible gifts you have to offer the world: your music, and your voice.

In the first article, we talked about artist advocacy — how to get involved with different organizations and start making a difference on both the local and national level.

Today, we want to talk about something that most of us are aware of, and yet, truthfully, aren’t doing enough to stop: climate change.

Why You Should Only Take Music Advice From Trusted Sources

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Why should you only take music-career advice from legit sources?

Because your music career depends on it, at least partially. If you get bad advice, you could end up wasting years of your life chasing a facet of your music career that wasn’t working and was never going to work. 

And that leads us to the question, “What are these reliable sources you speak of?”

And that’s what I’d like to help with. I’ll go through the different categories of being a DIY musician and point you to some things I’ve found super helpful.

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Oct 7, 2019 06:00 AM

Hugh McIntyre

4 Types of Emails You Should Send to Your Fans

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Social media has taken over as the primary form of marketing in almost every field, but that doesn’t mean that email is useless. In fact, a smart artist utilizes everything they have, and a healthy mix of social and email may be the recipe you need to reach your most ardent followers just as frequently as you should be.

The Politics of Music, Part 1: Advocating as an Artist

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Now more than ever, it’s crucial we make our voices heard. We have the power to speak up to our beliefs and change the trajectory of not only our own lives, but the lives of those around us — all we have to do is get started. This is a powerful time in our history, and I want to be a part of it — and I want you to be too.

365 Days on the Road: 5 Things I've Learned

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

Me and my partner Ken left one year ago to tour the USA in a 30-foot RV. We’ve played around 180 shows and shared stages with over 120 bands. We dove headfirst into both the "full-time RVer lifestyle" and "music-entrepreneur (we booked and promoted all the shows ourselves) lifestyle."

We went from living in nice apartments with running water, working WiFi and electricity in the beautiful Bay Area, California — to a used 2002 30-foot Winnebago that broke down seven times over the course of the year on the road.