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The 3 Step No B.S. Guide To Marketing Your Music

I have a friend who markets his music by literally posting a song 5 times in a row with a “Please listen to this, you’ll like it :)”. It kinda creeps me out to be honest, especially with that weird smiley face. Not only that, but it’s lazy. When people talk about marketing, you think of things like: Post it on …

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How To Be Yourself In The Music Industry

People are so weird. Last week, I was at this amazing barbecue restaurant and the table next me to opens up their bags, pulls out some ribs, and asks the waiter: “Uh excuse me, can we get some plates? We brought our own food.” WHY WOULD YOU BRING YOUR OWN FOOD TO A RESTAURANT After I wondered how this person exists …

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Interview with Kate Schutt – Jazz Artist and Entrepreneur

Kate Schutt is truly remarkable, both as a musician and as a person. Multi-talented might not be enough to describe Kate Schutt. She’s a musical triple threat: guitar-wonder, singer-songwriter, and producer-arranger. She’s also an over-achiever: a lifelong athlete, Schutt played Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey and Lacrosse at Harvard, while graduating Magna Cum Laude in English Literature. While there, she attended …

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How Musicians Can Get Higher Pay For Live Shows

I think musicians, more than any other profession, have this masochistic pleasure to accept shit pay for their talents. In fact, most are BEGGING to play for free. They say things like “It’s just the way it is” or “I’ve gotta pay my dues” or “I just do it for the music, man”. No one ever say these things again …