How to Work a Crowd

How to Work a Crowd

When you are on stage, your main goal isn’t to play a good set, to sell records, to overcome nervousness, or to impress someone in the industry. Your main goal should be entertaining the crowd. You can entertain a crowd in a number of ways: Performing well Adding creativity and spontaneity to the show Interacting […]

Right Now: Free digital copy of Music Business Hacks

Right Now: Free digital copy of Music Business Hacks

Until December 12th, the Kindle version of my book, Music Business Hacks, is free to download on Amazon.com! Please check it out here! It is designed like a “recipe book” for music business: each short chapter is designed to inspire a different 15 minute activity for you to work on each day. It covers everything from […]

Scales Every Musician Should Know

Scales Every Musician Should Know

One of the best ways to practice is being able to make use of both your hard music skills as well as the soft music skills simultaneously through the use of music scales.

How to Create a Music Business Filing Cabinet

How to Create a Music Business Filing Cabinet

Are you collecting valuable articles and information about the music business? Do you keep a record of every press mention or post about your band? Maybe there are just interesting articles about art, marketing, social media, current events, books, or other content that can help fuel inspiration for a new song or teach you how […]

How to Build Your Music Business Contact List

How to Build Your Music Business Contact List

It’s no secret that often in the world music, it’s more about “who you know” than what you know. The industry generally favors pre-existing relationships, whether you are looking for a venue, a sponsor, a review on your new album, or a slot at SXSW. Like it or not, networking can make or break an act.

Here are my favorite tips:

How to Book Better Shows

How to Book Better Shows

Note: I’ve taken a break from the blog for some time to focus on my trademark case that went to the Supreme Court (read the article about it via Rolling Stone here) but I’m going to be posting articles on a regular basis for aspiring artists. Next month, I’ll be launching a new podcast dedicated […]

5 Essential Steps to Protect Yourself When Marketing Your Music Online

5 Essential Steps to Protect Yourself When Marketing Your Music Online

Guest Post by Cassie at Culture Coverage Everyone knows that online marketing is one of the most powerful tools in any musician’s arsenal. It allows you to reach fans from all over the world and increase the overall number of people who can access your music. With so much of our lives on the internet […]

Snapchat is a Major Marketing Opportunity in the Music Industry

Snapchat is a Major Marketing Opportunity in the Music Industry

Guest post by Alison Perdue Whether or not you like it, accept it, or have even figured out how to properly use Twitter and Facebook yet, Snapchat is a quickly evolving social app that is a growing marketing opportunity for the music industry in 2016. For those who don’t know, Snapchat is a social app that […]

Music Business Hacks on Sale for over 50% Off!

Music Business Hacks on Sale for over 50% Off!

My newest book, Music Business Hacks, is now on sale for over 50% off the Kindle price! If you want to spend more time doing and less time reading, this is going to be your kind of book. This isn’t the kind of cover-to-cover manual on the music business where you have to figure out how […]

The Importance of Developing an Incredible Experience for Fans

The Importance of Developing an Incredible Experience for Fans

Guest blog by Alison Perdue I find that from everything that I have been studying about artist success, whether it has been from conferences, videos, or books, none of them have really focused or elaborated on the power of the quality of an experience that an artist creates for their fans. From the familiarity of […]