“If you’re in a band and you’re really serious about growing your audience, one of the biggest things you can do (aside from writing good music) is PROMOTE YOUR SHOW! Legitimately promoting your show with hard work and smart work can be time-consuming and very challenging, not to mention you’re sacrificing some of your money and blood, sweat and tears to make it happen.”
“It’s one of the cleanest, simplest, and most effective ways to deliver your news directly to your fans. To encourage signups, consider offering a free download in exchange for an email address.”
“Although personalizing your email to fit the website and specific person you’re emailing is paramount, try to go a step beyond that by connecting on social media. Follow the website on Facebook & Twitter, give them a little shout out, and get to know them.”
“The first step is to accept that your band is a business, and you need to start treating it like one.”
Many musicians might not realize that beginning their music career means not only practicing and networking, but also creating a business plan.
Here are some techniques to help you balance your musical integrity with being a business.
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