Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Support Your Scene • Guitar Essentials • Creative Marketing • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank we examined why it's so valuable to support your local music scene, essential equipment for every guitarist, creative marketing resources for those on a budget, and more.

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20 Creative Marketing Resources For Bands And Artists On A Budget

1With most most musicians who are just starting out, money is typically scarce, and amassing the necessary resources to achieve success is no easy feat. Here we look at twenty creative marketing resources available to artists on the cheap.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Selling Merch • Financial Lifehacks • Your Music Career • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank we explored subtle ways of selling merch at shows, some key financial life hacks for musicians, what to do if your job doesn't match your music career and more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Marketing Manifesto • Live Performances • Your Band Is Your Brand • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank we looked at ten principles for music marketing success, how live performances are about more than just music, how your band is brand, and more.

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The Music Marketing Manifesto: 10 Principles For Success

3For unsigned bands, promoting your music can be an even greater challenge than for those with a label attached to their name. Here we break down ten principles for success which unsigned bands and artists can use as a guide to marketing their music.

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How To Get Your Music On Spotify Playlists (From A Band That Did)

Heidi-sandstrom-362642-unsplashWith streaming shaping up to be the dominant form of music consumption, landing your tunes on a Spotify playlist has for many become the holy grail for bands and artists. Here we look at how a band managed to gain such a coveted placement.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Find A Music Publicist • Partner With Your Venue • Social Media A Waste Of Time • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we detailed how to find a music publicist you can trust, the art of partnering with your venue to promote like a pro, why artists are wasting their time promoting on social media, and more!

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Finding A Music Publicist You Can Trust

1When deciding on a music publicist to promote your music, you will doubtless think of the many horror stories circulating in the industry of artists who were ripped off or otherwise misled. Here we look at how to set yourself up with a publicist you can actually trust.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Increase The Gain • Band Relocation • Apps For Musicians • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how you can increase the gain on your next performance, some of the challenges of relocating your music headquarters, what to look for in apps for musicians, and more.

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What "Entrepreneurship" Really Means For Musicians: Looking Towards The Future

4Here we explore how to apply a re-thought definition of entrepreneurship and put it into practice, as well as how it can help artists and art leaders prepare for the future of the changing music industry.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Fanbase • Music Venues • Hiring A Booking Agent

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how cord cutting culture has influenced how we consume media, the ten best jobs for songwriters, how online interaction through music can foster engagement, and more!

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How Online Sharing Is Changing The Music Industry Game

1With the increased digitization of the world creeping into almost every corner of our daily lives, the music industry is no exception, and our increased connection on social media and online generally is changing the music industry game for all players.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Social Media • Get Your Music Heard • Entrepreneurship • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we look at the good and bad of social media in the music industry, how to write an email pitch that will get your music heard, what entrepreneurship really means for musicians, and more!

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Music Is Never Made In A Bubble: What Entrepreneurship Means For Musicians

1This piece looks at how musicians can work to stand out and separate themselves from the crowd, with an emphasis on making music from a socially conscientious perspective, and how they can become better at doing this as they develop their careers.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Top Musicians • Studio Equipment Must Haves • Learning An Instrument

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at much the world's top musicians make compared to other artists, the essential pieces of equipment for running a quality recording studio, why learning an instrument is important, and more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts • Important Tour Lesson • Increase Engagement • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiOn MusicThinkTank this week, contributors shared pieces looking at why fame can be so destructive, the dangers of incurring crippling debt while on tour, how social media can be effectively used to increase engagement at shows, and more!

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Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion, Discovery: Here's How

1While streaming has revitalized the music industry in lots of ways, many artists continue to struggle to make ends meet, something which the launch of numerous new analytic and discovery features by streaming services could help to change.

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