Treat Your Fans With Exclusive Halloween Merch Offers

3Autumn is full upon us, and Halloween fans are already well into the full swing of the holiday. This can present a great opportunity to capitalize on the spooky season and give fans exclusive holiday-themed merch offers!

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What Musicians Have The Most Fans On Facebook?

Facebook-musicAs of last month, Shakira was the most popular musician on Facebook with almost 101 million fans on the social media. In contrast, Beyoncé was ranked tenth with 62 million Facebook fans despite her 23 Grammy Awards and other accolades.

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How To Write A Stand-Out Music Biography, How It Can Help Your Music Career

1If you want to make it as an independent artist in the music business, it's important to diversify. One avenue many may not consider is to go into publishing. Not music publishing, but actual publishing of artist bios. Being able to thread the PR needle and craft a well-written bio can do wonders for your career.

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10 Towns To Include In Your Fall Tour

2There's a certain crispness in the air that can only mean one thing - fall is here! This part of the year is a great time to to hit the road on tour, and if you're planning to fill the spooky season with show dates, make sure these ten music friendly cities are on your list!

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How To Get Your Music To Stand Out From The Crowd

4With many barriers to entry lowered or entirely smashed down, creating music and making it available to the public has become a complete cake walk. Needless to say, this has led to a crowded marketplace, and getting anyone to take notice of said music has become harder than ever. Here we look at some key strategies for how to cut through the noise.

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Musicians Union Demands Major Increase In Streaming Residuals with SAG-AFTRA Support

image from www.afm.orgMusicians held rallies across the country calling for streaming residuals for music in television and film even as the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed negotiations this week.

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Going On Tour? Plan For Space Travel [Martin Atkins]

1Touring can present a number of challenges, all of them made harder by the pressure it puts on your ability to think. Here we look at how planning ahead and treating the tour as if you're going into orbit in space can help prevent disaster on the road.

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Booking The Right Venue For Your Band: What You Must Know

2The success of your music career depends as much on your marketing savvy as it does your skill as a musician, and being able to book a venue that's a good fit for your style of music and level of success is key.

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Bridging The Entertainment Gap Between China, The US

1While music streaming is undeniably a global business, a lot of artists are missing out on certain international revenue opportunities owing to cultural and geographic differences, such as those that exist between the US and China. Fortunately, Far East Global thinks they have a solution to this problem.

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3 Ways To Maintain Your Health On The Road

2Unfortunately for artists, touring tends to draw out some of their most unhealthy habits, and maintaining both your emotional and physical wellbeing while on the road takes a concerted effort. Here we look at three important ways in which musicians can maintain good health on tour.

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Why Being Independent Is So Important In Live Music

1We hear from managers, promoters, and others about the value of relationships and community in the independent music sector, and why exactly being indie matters so much in live music.

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45 Best YouTube Channels To Promote Your Music

Youtube_logoVeteran music marketer consultant Amber Horsburgh graciously shares her list of the 45 Best YouTube channels to promote music to for artists at all levels. "YouTube channel promo is a great way to find new audiences," says Horsburgh, "which in turn builds your own YouTube subscriber base. Especially for official remixes or loosies."

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Bandsintown Offers Discounts For 5 Top Artist Services

BaandsInTown Fist PngAs part of the launch of its new Bandsintown For Artists platform, which includes free fan messaging, analytics and more, Bandsintown has partnered with a curated group of services and platforms offering special discounts to musicians and their teams and designed to help grow a career in music.

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Free 5 City 'All Access' Music Career Fairs Begin Tues. sponsored by HoB Music Forward Foundation

image from celebrityaccess.comThe House of Blues Music Forward Foundation begins its second annual series of free music industry-focused career fairs “All Access Fest” in 5 cities starting this Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiOur tips and tricks for music business self-starters this week dug into how artists can increase the open rates on their emails, what you can do to maintain the fans you made on your last tour, some of the most common advertising mistakes artists make (and how to avoid them), and much, much more!

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Promote Your Music • Streaming Service Payouts • Performance Rut • More

MTTRecapNew copySMOLThis week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on how to grow you fanbase, the mysterious ways in which streaming platforms calculate their pay per stream, how to get yourself out of a performance rut, and more!

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week, some of most often perused articles from the past week included a look at calls for a TikTok boycott in the wake of the company's banning of LGBTQ content, everything that's wrong with the music business according to The Black Keys, how to choose the perfect music analytics tool, and more!

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How To Increase Email Open Rates: 4 Tips

2Email marketing is a key component of developing an artist's brand and cultivating a dedicated following, but for it to work, you need find a way to ensure your fans are actually taking the time to open and maybe even engage with the content you're putting out. In this piece, we look at four strategies that can help to improve the open rate on your next eblast.

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Back To The Past: Why The Vintage Sound Is Becoming So Popular In Indie Music

1While nostalgia in entertainment is nothing new, the indie music scene has been witnessing a particularly large wave of it recently with a number of bands adopting an audio aesthetic heavily reminiscent of the 70s/80s and even earlier. Here we explore why, and where the trend is headed.

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David Lowery Reminds Musicians To File For Share Of $10M Rhapsody, Napster Songwriter Settlement

image from cdn.pixabay.comDavid Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker led a class action lawsuit against Rhapsody (aka Napster). The case, which alleged the streamer had unlawfully reproduced and distributed copyrighted compositions, has preliminarily settled, and musicians may be entitled to compensation.

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Paperchain Advances $60K Spotify Royalties In 30 Minutes

CashMusic analytics and fintech startup Paperchain and Centrifuge, a decentralized platform that connects the global financial supply chain, has advancedmade its first advance based on future Spotify royalties.

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71% Of Music Producers, Engineers Often Work Free [STUDY]

image from www.musicweek.comA new Music Producers Guild study showed that 88% of producers and engineers say that they have asked to work for free, with 71% agreeing to work unpaid within the last three years. 17% of those requests to work free came from major labels.

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5 Techniques For Maintaining The Fans You Made On Your Last Tour

1While a lot of emphasis is put on how to prepare for your first DIY tour, it's also important to make the most of a tour after it's over. Keeping the fresh-faced new fans you made on the road is essential to growing not only a solid fanbase, but your career as whole.

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Beatport, DjCity Launch Beatsource To Serve Open-Format DJs

image from www.billboard.comBeatsource, a joint venture between Beatport and DJcity, has launched in public beta to serve as a digital music platform for open-format multi-genre DJs, including a curated download store.

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11 Common Music Advertising Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 7.43.34 AMHere AWAL speaks with several veterans of the digital marketing space about some of the most common (but by no means all) marketing mistakes advertisers make when attempting to promote their music across social media and streaming platforms.

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4 Ways To Get Yourself Out Of A Performance Rut

2As a musician or performer of any kind, consistently delivering a high-quality show is extremely important to the success of your career. That said, we're all bound to get stuck in a rut of one kind or another eventually, what's important is how you get out, and back on top of your game.

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How To Use Bandsintown To Reach Your Fans For Free

FreemusicAs the world's most popular concert discovery app, Bandsintown delivers info on live shows to more than 100 million music fans each month. Impressive numbers, but the burning question is how do you reach your fans?

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Indie Video Series BalconyTV Rebrands As BALCONY!

image from yt3.ggpht.comAfter a short hiatus, Orchard/Sony-owned BalconyTV has resurfaced under the moniker BALCONY! and a new format that continues to expose independent artists with a focus on The Orchard's vast roster.

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