How To Get A Solo Music Career Off The Ground

1[UPDATED] Being a successful solo musician is no easy task, and before fully embarking on a career as a solos performing, there is a certain amount of planning that should be done lest your hopes and dreams crumble before you've even begun. Here we explore how to launch and promote a solo career.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Production Cost • Promote Your Demo • Self-Produced Concerts • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at whether you're treating your production costs the way a business would, how to succeed with self-produced concerts, the best technique for promoting your demo with no budget, and more.

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Treat Your Production Costs Like A Business

1When it comes to taking your passion project seriously and moving things to the next level, then its time to start treating your hobby like a business -  particularly when it comes to tax write-offs. Here we look at how formalizing your musical pursuits can save you money in the long run.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Music PR • Crowdfunding • Rehearsal Venue • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank contributors looked at a reconsideration of how to approach music PR, music crowdfunding campaigns to keep an eye on, how to help your band relocate to a new rehearsal venue, and more.

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8 Crowdfunding Campaigns To Keep Your Eye On And Why

2Crowdfunding can be a tricky needle to thread in any industry, and the music business is no exception, but if you can make your campaign stand out, your chances for success become that much greater. Here we look at eight crowdfunding campaigns that are exceptional for one reason or another.

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Jannelle Monáe • Promoting On A Budget • Safe And Secure • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we explored the new era of Janelle Monáe, how to promote your new project on the cheap, the best way to stay safe and secure at a music festival, and more.

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Band Breakup: How To Pick Up The Pieces

1As with relationships of any kind, the exciting possibilities which emerge at the outset of starting or joining a band often evolve into the harsh reality that things just aren't going to work out. Here we look at the best way to pick up the pieces and move on when your band breaks up.

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9 Resources For Musicians On The Road

1'The world can seem like a harsh place to independent artists on the move, but the modern age has a variety of helpful resource that can make DIY touring a reality. Here we look at 9 resources for artists, whether they're looking for gigs, management, or housing.

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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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