Whether you’re in a performance, in a writing session, in a recording session, booking a tour, or shooting a video, you’re going to make mistakes. Once you’ve accepted that fact, the only remaining stress is the anticipation of making that first mistake. via diymusician.cdbaby.com Mistakes are a necessary part of life, how do you learn… Read More Creativity: Welcome the First Mistake, Because Then You’re Free
Music sales are up. That was the big news at the beginning of the year, and it’s an encouraging sign that maybe things have leveled off in the music industry – apart from the sale of EMI and the drama involved with that. Sorting through the numbers, there are some interesting things to note, and… Read More Album sales were up in 2011 – is the music industry back?
Singer-songwriter Jon Troast – whom critics have described as “a shaggy acoustic troubadour with a keen wit & soulful voice” and “the long-lost love child of Lyle Lovett and Jack Johnson” – has built an enthusiastic, supportive fan base for his music literally one home at a time. via diymusician.cdbaby.com Performing a House Concert is… Read More How to Book a House Concert Tour: Advice from Singer/Songwriter Jon Troast
Live shows are what a lot of our careers center around. Whether we’re in a band, manage a band, or run sound for a band, one thing is for sure, the better the band sounds, the better the show. After reading this post you’ll be able to implement some changes that will help you gain… Read More How To Sound Better Live
via hypebot.com Part 2 of the two part video series where Ariel Hyatt interviews Seth Godin.
via hypebot.com This is the first of a two part video series with Ariel Hyatt interviewing the marketing guru Seth Godin on the New Music Industry. Fantastic to watch, very inspiring 🙂
<blockquote class=’posterous_medium_quote’>Open Mics can either be a huge waste of time or the most rewarding experience for a newcomer. That outcome is usually up to you. Below are some tips for making the most of your 3-song show; because in most cases, 3 songs are all you got!</blockquote> via grassrootsy.com Well said 🙂
Among the many recent changes at Facebook was the introduction of Interest Lists. Though this may not be the strongest tool in your marketing arsenal, it does have some potential uses that are worth considering for music marketing on Facebook. In particular, Interest Lists can be used to combine groups of feeds from band members,… Read More 5 Ways To Market Music With Facebook Interest Lists
Holy shit…everyone knew the removal of Facebook’s default page was gonna to cripple the marketing ability for brand pages and app companies like BandPage, but this is catastrophic. Worst of all, it means artists are going to feel the most pain. via onerpm.tumblr.com Yet another reason why having your own website and branching out your… Read More Traffic for Facebook Artist Pages Plummets
Lady Gaga shot to the top of the sales charts upon the release of her last album, in part because it was deeply discounted on Amazon. Radiohead pioneered the “pay what you want” approach, with most downloaders opting to pay nothing at all via hypebot.com Personally, I’m not sure which way to go. Both concepts… Read More An Argument Against “Pay What You Want” Pricing