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Want a Chance at Charting? Tell Your Fans to Help You Out in These Ways

Every week, the Billboard charts list what the most popular songs and albums in the U.S. are, with streams, sales, and radio play all affecting where a piece of music ranks on various tallies. Getting placed on one of them,…

Creative Ways to Engage with your Fanbase

There are so many ways to engage with your fans that your message can often be lost amongst all the other bands trying to say something. Social media can also lull you into a familiar rhythm where you’re posting often,…

Keys to Success: How to Harvest the Superfans

What do you think when you jump on Twitter and see a musician posting about their latest single? Do you look at their following number to verify whether or not they’re legit? We all do this too much. Not only…

6 Ways to Run Your Music Career Like a Boss

As an emerging artist, you are a lot like a start-up business. Building a successful business requires takes hard work, time, and persistence. Like everyday entrepreneurs, you are responsible for your career’s success. Smart musicians know how to properly brand…

Your Followers Aren’t Your Fans

This post was originally published on PowerPublicity.  Sorry to break it to you, but your social media followers aren’t necessarily your fans. How many of your followers actually support you? How many of your followers have purchased, streamed, or downloaded your…

10 Rules for Giving Away Music for Free

The following comes from music entrepreneur Matthew Parsons, who applies a simple premise: ‘free’ isn’t free for the musician, and it shouldn’t be free for the fan. And, there are now best practices for maximizing the return on free stuff.…

100 Ways for Musicians to Gain 100 True Fans

This post was inspired by Kevin Kelly’s captivating blog post called 1,000 True Fans. Kevin Kelly basically suggests that artists only need to acquire 1,000 True Fans to make a living. I always thought that 1,000 fans was a stretch…

What Do Your Younger Music Fans Want from You?

Millennial music fans demand not just a VIP pass, but full-on access to their favorite celebrities, artists and entertainment experiences. MTV’s study, “Music to the M Power,” examines Millennials’ expectations of the relationship with their favorite artists. The findings reveal…