Pro Tips: Three Ways to Make Your Live Show Stand Out

May 23, 2014

This is a guest post from Tom Jackson, a world renowned producer, author and speaker with expertise in helping musicians improve their live show. Follow him on Twitter @onstagesuccess I’m a live music producer, and I’ve been working on artists’ shows for over 20 years. I help artists take what they are trying to communicate [...]

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Persistence Pays Off: How 50 Dollar Dynasty Hit the Fast Track to Fame

May 21, 2014

Eight years ago, four guys sitting on the hood of an old beat up Dodge Dynasty formed 50 Dollar Dynasty. Fast forward to 2014, and the four-piece took the stage at Big D NYE, the largest New Year’s Eve event in the Central Time Zone. Performing for an audience of 40,000 (with more than 1.5 million viewers [...]

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NEW FEATURE: Optimize Your Online Press Kit

May 19, 2014

You know the old saying, “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression?” It’s especially true for musicians trying to get heard. It’s why we’re always encouraging you to use great photos and album artwork and constantly perfect your craft. And it’s why we’ve added the Song for Consideration feature to [...]

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Joyfield Announced the Grand Prize Winner of Hard Rock Rising 2014 Global Battle of the Bands

May 16, 2014

The Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands has been five months in the making, and ReverbNation and Hard Rock are excited to announce the official winners of this exciting competition. Coming out on top is Joyfield, a Seattle-based indie-rock band who will rock out in Rome for 40,000 fans. This band is ready to [...]

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Opportunities On Tap: A3C’s The Circuit Tour 2014, the AU Review, Montclair State University’s Underground Radio, and the 9th Annual Six Flags Caribbean Concert

May 16, 2014

Check out a sample of the opportunities we have going on this week: Battle it out for a spot at one of hip-hop’s biggest festivals Location: Multiple Available Genre: Hip-Hop, Rap Don’t miss your chance to perform in front of hip-hop’s most important influencers at this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta, GA. Some of the [...]

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Building Your Fanbase: How To Use House Concerts To Create Superfans

May 14, 2014

This is a guest post from Shannon Curtis, an independent musician, recording artist, and author based in Los Angeles.  “If only … … that one music supervisor could hear my new song, then …” … that one label rep could catch one of my shows, then …” … that one venue would return my email [...]

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New Twitter Features Help Take Photo Sharing to the Next Level

May 12, 2014

Twitter has been rolling out tons of new changes recently. Taking a page out of Instagram’s playbook, the folks at Twitter recently made updates that take a more photo-friendly approach to your feed. While it’s always been possible to post photos to Twitter, now you can: Post multiple photos at once Add filters to a [...]

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What’s Ahead For Artists, Labels, and Fans: Industry Insider Jeff Rabhan Predicts the Future of Music

May 9, 2014

This is a guest post from Jeff Rabhan, Chair of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University. Artist Manager and amateur human beatbox. Find him on Twitter @jeffrabhan. Let’s get out our tarot cards. As fun and entertaining as reading the future can be, it can actually help artists draw a roadmap for [...]

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8 Ways To Make Your Music Video Debut and Get Noticed

May 7, 2014

This is a guest post from Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide and creators of Making Money with Music The most popular music search engine in the world isn’t even music-focused – it’s YouTube. The numbers are staggering: YouTube generates over 800 million unique visitors each month. But even [...]

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