How Non-Musical Collaborations Can Help Showcase Your Music 

When it comes to sustaining a serious music career, nothing matches the power of an artist focusing on making the best work they can day in, day out, year after year. But there are times when we miss opportunities for our work by ignoring the non-musical aspects of our careers. This can vary from DIY show booking or pitching music to blogs, playlists, and radio stations. One important asset that musicians should be paying more attention to is collaborations with non-musical artists. 

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4 Ways To Get Playlisted

One of the best ways to receive passive income is from your streaming revenue. To get a consistent revenue stream, having your songs placed on playlists is very important. Depending on the playlist size, you can receive consistent streaming numbers as well as a solid following. So in this post, I’d like to offer four ways you can get playlisted to build a consistent revenue stream.

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4 Ways To Increase Revenue With Subscription Services

With touring being out of the picture for the foreseeable future, it is time for musicians to increase revenue in alternative avenues. Fortunately, as artists, we are lucky to live in a time with so many new tools at our disposal to help us generate some extra money. 

A great way to create an alternative revenue stream is by creating regular content on subscription services. So how does it work? The proposition here is that an artist will create content weekly or monthly and in exchange, fans will pay them a certain amount of money on a regular basis. 

Being at home is a great opportunity for creating more content and to get fans to subscribe on a monthly basis to consume your content. So, in this post I’d like to talk about four types of content artists can generate for subscription services. 

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3 Essentials You’ll Have To Spend Money On To Effectively Share Your Music

Artists can get quite a bit of mileage out of releasing their music on free digital listening platforms in today’s music industry. However, there’s no getting around the fact that some money has to be spent in order to give your work the best chance at being heard. Music has never been cheaper to create and share, but if you’re hoping to reach the largest audience possible, be prepared to spend a little money to make it happen. Here are three essentials you’ll most likely need to spend money on to share your music with wide audiences: 

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How To Make The Most Of Press For Music

What happens when you’ve spent so much time preparing for the release of a new album that you have every idea of what to do pre-launch while having absolutely NO idea what to do post-launch?

Believe it or not, this is something I see a lot. And yes, it’s a blessing that you should have the good fortune of getting press you weren’t expecting or gaining traction that you couldn’t predict—and you should celebrate!

But it can also be easy to become kind of complacent in it. To appreciate the press sure but, not really know how to properly share or promote it without sounding like you’re bragging, or how to really keep the momentum going after you’ve had a couple releases. 

Not knowing how to make the most of the press coverage you do receive can mean not only losing opportunities in the moment, but burning bridges for future ones too—and I don’t want that for you!

So whether this is your first press run or your 20th, we’ve put together five ways to make the most of press, and be sure you’re setting yourself up for future opportunities to come. 

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7 Features Of The Perfect One Sheet

When you’re reaching out to the media, having a one sheet is key. The one sheet shows not only your professionalism, but it’s also a great way to preview your profile in one page. A one sheet is often used in music publicity, for purposes such as media outreach, concert bookings, and business partnerships. It is also used by PR agents, distributors, and other industry professionals. 

Next to your music, a one sheet is one of your most effective ways to create a first impression of your band. In this blog post, I will outline the seven major components of the perfect one sheet for you:

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5 Ways You Can Use Offline Promotion To Promote Your Music

A typical independent musician today will spend considerable time posting on social media, writing emails, and reaching out to fans. While our minds are constantly on social media, it is important that we do not forget about the offline world. Ultimately, our success depends on the people who listen to our music, come to our concerts, and support our art. So it is very important that we have real connections with them. In this blog post, I will show you five ways that you can use offline promotion to promote your music.

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5 Creative Places To Pitch Your Music

Running a DIY PR campaign can be exhilarating (because you’re in control of your own destiny) or it can be exhausting (because you have no idea what you’re doing.) Or, very often, it can be both. After all, it is exciting to know that you have at your fingertips the power to pitch and get in front of whoever you want. That if you can just nail the perfect pitch, and find the perfect place to pitch it, that your entire career could change with just the click of the “send” button.

Pretty cool, right?

For this article, we’re working with the assumption that you’ve already done the work of perfecting your pitch and creating a stellar EPK, filled with all the assets. If so, you might be wondering—ok I’ve done that…now…where do I even begin to pitch?!

While there are a ton of ways to pitch your music to music blogs, and I’ll go into them quickly below, we’re focusing mainly on some of those outside the box placements today. These ones are going to be just as fun as they are practical, and they’re bound to get you in front of a totally new audience. 

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