40 Ways Bands Can Use Social Media to Increase Engagement at Shows

40 Ways Bands Can Use Social Media to Increase Engagement at Shows

If you’re a musician, you’re probably using social media in some way to promote your music, invite people to shows, and stay in touch with your fans. We do this so often, we end up going through the motions of engagement without thinking about how the activity affects our SMARTER goals or how we can […]

Music Business Hacks podcast & free consulting/books!

Music Business Hacks podcast & free consulting/books!

I’m very excited to announce my brand new podcast, Music Business Hacks! The music business hacks podcast is a daily show for the musician who wants to revolutionize their career with information, inspiration, and direct application. During the week, you will learn about specific things that you can do to take steps for your music business. […]

Monetize Your Music Summit

Monetize Your Music Summit

I’m going to be a part of SongCamp 2018’s Monetize Your Music Summit next month. It’s a free, live event that will stream short videos from over 20 speakers covering different aspects of increasing your income as an artist. You can register for free here. Note: the live event is during March 11-18. It’s completely […]

How to Get a Record Label Deal

How to Get a Record Label Deal

Two of the best performing articles I’ve ever written were Unsolicited Music Demos: How to Get in the Door of a Record Label and Record Labels That Accept Unsolicited Demos. This has consistently been the case for nearly five years. It shows that artists are still desperate in trying to unlock the secrets of getting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Mistakes Musicians Make to Sabotage Their Own Careers

3 Mistakes Musicians Make to Sabotage Their Own Careers

While going through my inbox today, I received a request from someone asking for help to market their music. The ask started out with a simple note: “I have a few songs I’d like to either submit to labels to shop around to artists and I could really use your help.” I get a number of these […]