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8 Tips for Becoming a More Successful Musician

The DJ business is a tough one; it seems like everywhere you turn, there’s someone ready to take your place. While it’s always important to view your competition as motivation, it’s still important to be the best version of yourself that you…

How to Promote Your Gigs on Spotify

Promoting upcoming gigs should be a no brainer to you. You want to fill the venue with all of your fans and even potential ones! Here’s how you can promote your gigs on Spotify: Spotify has partnered with Ticketmaster, Songkick, Eventbrite,…

How to Book a DIY Tour Like a Pro

This article originally appeared on the site of our friends over at Sonicbids. It’s no secret that in today’s industry, musicians are much more than musicians. Often we have to be our own booking agents, publicists, marketing teams, merch coordinators,…

5 Ways Musicians Can Make Money in 2018

Earning revenue has always been one of the biggest challenges facing musicians. The days of merely relying on music sales and touring to bring in the big bucks are gone. The need to diversify your revenue streams in 2018 should…

10 Cool Merch Ideas to Sell at Gigs

Selling merchandise can be very helpful when raising revenue for independent bands and artists because they may end up making more at a gig. Merchandise is key to promoting your music and for making your fans feel closer to you.…

3 Golden Tips to Gather a Music Audience

The key to promoting music is to start early and be really active. Just change your cover photo on Facebook by the album cover and announce the launch day does not lead anywhere. You need to create expectation over time…

DJ Checklist: 10 Things to Pack for Your Next Show

As a DJ, you want to bring the items with you that will help you have a fun and safe show. We’ve put together a list of 10 things to pack for your next show! Of course the essential DJ…

Best DJ Earplugs

For DJ’s, it’s important to protect your hearing. If not, you will experience hearing loss or even tinnitus. It’s always a good idea to invest in good earplugs, especially if you surround yourself with loud music. Here’s a list of…

Tips for Getting a Gig or Sync Placement

Writing pitch emails take a lot work and effort when trying to promote your music. Whether it be with different venues or between licensing agents, you would need to present yourself well in order to establish a good relationship. After…

Should You Have a Tip Jar at Your Next Gig?

Tip jars are always a must when you are doing a gig.  Especially for your fans, they want you to notice them supporting you. So how would you facilitate this? Placing it at the merchandise table and making sure it’s…