Why Your Local Music Community Is Important

A tale of two musicians - one moved to the big city, signed a record deal, lost the rights to all of her songs, became disillusioned with the business, ended up in a day job and struggled to live her dreams for 20 years. The other stayed in his hometown,...

How To Switch From Doing Gigs To Doing Tours

There comes a time in your career when you need to stop doing gigs and start doing tours. While you might think that this entails huge expense, it’s actually easier to get started than you think.The first step is to group all of your current gigs together...

How Spotify Can Help Your Career

Have you claimed your spotify artist profile yet? It’s really easy to maximise your potential on spotify and the first step to doing this is to access your profile on the spotify website so that you can upload header pictures, bio, tour dates and social...

How To Switch From Doing Gigs To Doing Tours

There comes a time in your career when you need to stop doing gigs and start doing tours. While you might think that this entails huge expense, it’s actually easier to get started than you think.The first step is to group all of your current gigs together...

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How Spotify Can Help Your Career

Have you claimed your spotify artist profile yet? It’s really easy to maximise your potential on spotify and the first step to doing this is to access your profile on the spotify website so that you can upload header pictures, bio, tour dates and social...

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Can You Really Call Yourself A Songwriter?

During a recent panel discussion on songwriting, host Tom Robinson asked everyone in the room who classed themselves as a songwriter to put their hands up and most of the room responded positively. He then asked how many hours on average they spent per...

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When To Stop Gigging For Free

One of the issues we encounter a lot in the music business is bands being expected to work for free. As musicians we have come to assume that will have to do free work in order to build our fan base and gain more exposure bt there comes a time when you...

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How To Find Your 1000 True Fans

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade then you'll have undoubtedly heard of the 1000 True Fans business model as first written about by Kevin Kelly on his blog The Technium. The premise is that dedicated fans will buy everything that...

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What To Include On Your Onesheet

What Is A Onesheet A Onesheet is an A4 document that basically lets any promoters, venues and press guys see all of your important information at a glance. Usually it's created / updated to promote your new release and accompanying tour. The document is...

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Create High Quality Graphics For Free

As musicians we have to wear a lot of hats and quite often there is very little financial return for what we do. To assist with your music career, I'm going to be presenting you with a number of free or cheap options for getting your graphic design done....

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