As an independent band, it's important to get on the road and play in places that aren't your hometown. Even if you aren't ready to tour yet, it's a good idea to start branching out and doing weekend runs in nearby towns, so you can start building a regional base that will make touring easier in the future.
Negative reaction to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (IRFRA), which many view as discriminatory against gays, continues to grow, with Wilco and others cancelling concerts there. But a group of established Indiana based record labels and music companies have are calling for different approach.
Just about anyone who has music available is using the song-for-email strategy. If you’re not on board, basically you trade music in exchange for an email address. It’s a great way to grow your list, and by now we all know that email is one of the best ways to stay in touch with your fans and push out news and offers.
Musicraiser, an online community where musicians engage directly with their fans to offer them exclusive rewards in return for helping fund their activities and projects is expanding their reach.
"Many new, undiscovered bands quite rightly wonder why they remain unknown while other, equally shit bands are showered in praise and press coverage. The answer, of course, is PR."
Reputation is everything for a new local band that is trying to gain connections and a following. No matter how big your town is, the music scene is always a small, tightly knit community, and word travels fast.
You’re an artist! You can’t handle a 9-to-5 job. That’s a spiritual death sentence. So what are you to do? You need money to live in between your Spotify payments. So what are your options?