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7 Facebook Groups for Musicians to Join in 2019

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If you asked me today what I think one of the most underutilized tools in online marketing is, I would say: Facebook groups.

Sure, Facebook has become a bit of a dead zone for a lot of us lately — we don’t use our Facebook pages as much as our Instagram or Twitter accounts because the reach and visibility just aren’t what they used to be.

Facebook groups are different. They’re a place for you to really connect with your potential fans, industry insiders, and can lead to tons of new opportunities. When used correctly, they can be a total game changer for your career.

5 Emerging Bands Who Are Killing It on Social Media Right Now (And How You Can Too)

Left: Shadow of Whales (Fox & Florals Media); Top right: Rivals (Matt Bender); Middle right: Jon Pattie (Mario Devón); Bottom right: Anja Kotar (Jani Ugrin)

Have you ever found yourself idly staring at your computer screen, trying to think of what to post next on social media but feeling completely stumped and, if you’re being honest, overwhelmed? So you think for a minute and say to yourself, “How did my favorite artist do it? How did they climb to the top?” 

6 Videos That Make Up an Ideal Music-Video Rollout

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It might seem that when you have a new music video to share with fans, all there is to do is post it to YouTube and move on... but nothing could be further from the truth! We could talk for days about what you can do on social media to promote a clip that might have cost you a pretty penny to craft, but instead, I’d like to focus on what else you can do specifically on YouTube to get more out of your content and rack up views, all of which contribute to your bank account.

4 Creative Ideas to Get Your Music Out There

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Promotion is so tough. I say this a lot, but I don’t like being salesy or promote-y. It feels fake and I’m not good at it. I mostly write and record songs, not put together “PR packages” (is that even a thing people say?).

So I did some brainstorming and came up with five creative ways we musicians can get our music out into the world. These are by no means completely original, but these are things I’ve tried and I’ve been happy with the results.

Infographic: Breaking Down Live Music Booking

Gig booking is the lifeblood of most musical careers. Sure, album sales are great, but these days most musicians make the lion's share of their cash from getting in front of paying customers. 

If you've gigged around at all, you probably know that the world of live music is way more complicated than it probably seems to outsiders. When you're dealing with everything from door deals to angry managers, things can get very confusing (and overwhelming) super quickly.