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Demystifying the Recording Studio with Mitch Easter

August 6, 2014

For beginners, the studio can seem like a mystery zone, a place where MP3 files are distilled from an unknown alloy of instruments, cables, and knobs. Even for experienced musicians, there is an emotional element to the process that can complicate things. Long hours, attention to the smallest details, and constant repetition can swing them [...]

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July Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

July 30, 2014

Every month, ReverbNation artists submit for the opportunity to headline festivals, get featured in magazines & blogs, or receive airplay on some of the best radio stations across the country. Here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one of them and submit to an opportunity now. The Quixote [...]

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Jesse Kinch Wins Inaugural Season of ABC’s Rising Star

July 13, 2014

UPDATE: 20-year-old ReverbNation Artist Jesse Kinch was crowned winner of the first season of ABC’s interactive music competition show, Rising Star. “I want to make sure that guy can do two hours a night until he’s ninety years old, because [his voice] is a great instrument, and I want to keep hearing it,” says series host and Kinch’s [...]

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High School Nation: Exposing you to the one demographic you can’t afford to ignore

July 2, 2014

If you’re an artist who plays frequent shows both in your hometown and on tour, chances are you’re mostly playing to a 21+ age group. And usually, this is a good thing for a performer — this demographic tends to have more disposable income and is more likely to help run up your end-of-the-night payout [...]

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Your Facebook Fans Aren’t Seeing Your Posts: Here’s What You Can Do About It

June 30, 2014

When musician Ryan Trauley logged into Facebook to check the performance of a recent post to his band Oulipo’s page, the results shocked him. “I have 800 fans on my page, but this post I wrote about my show was only seen by 10 people. I don’t understand how that’s possible,” said Trauley. Ryan isn’t [...]

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June Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

June 25, 2014

Every month, ReverbNation artists submit for the opportunity to headline festivals, get featured in magazines & blogs, or receive airplay on some of the best radio stations across the country. Promoters then handpick their favorite artists for each opportunity — here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one [...]

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Booking Shows Locally: Tips From Venues and Talent Buyers

June 24, 2014

In my last post, I discussed the value of being a part of your own local music community. As a follow-up, I talked to a few venue owners and talent buyers to get their insights into how artists can get the most out of their local scene. Be Good Yes, this may be an obvious [...]

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No Band Is An Island: 4 Tips For Being A Part of Your Local Music Scene

June 3, 2014

In addition to working at ReverbNation both as a Customer Support rep and a copywriter for the Marketing department, I have spent the last eight years playing music in the Triangle music scene (Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill). My bands Lilac Shadows, T0W3RS, and Soft Company have toured the east coast and released several full-length [...]

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