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How to Get Venues' and Promoters' Attention Every Time

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You want to play festival stages. You even want to tour the world. Or maybe you just want to start to get recognition in your own hometown. But, no matter what you do, you can’t seem to land a gig.

Whatever the dream or struggle, all musicians start out exactly where you are — but there are a couple key differences that set those who find success apart from those who don’t. That’s why we decided to speak directly with promoters to find out what exactly they look for when new bands reach out to them, and how you can make sure you’re grabbing their attention every time.

5 Creative Ways to Find New Bandmates

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We talk a lot about how to find success as a band — how to book more shows, how to get on more Spotify playlists, and how to engage your fans. What if you’re missing a few key components, like band members?

6 Instagram Story Features Musicians Should Be Using In 2019

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Instagram may be the most important social media platform at this point, as it allows you to do so much and there are now hundreds of millions of people using it every day. You’re probably already posting great photos and videos on your account, but are you using Instagram Stories? If not, you’re missing out; and even if you are, there's so much more to try.

How to Keep the Momentum When Your Bandmates Are Dragging Behind

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It’s hard enough being a DIY musician with all of the hats you’re required to wear to build your career. But when you add in other members to your band who each have their own goals and motivations for building a career in music, things can get complicated.

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.