failed musicians
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The One Thing Every Failed Artist Has in Common

This article was originally published on Sonicbids. You can see more of their great content here.  A career in the music business can be one of the toughest, most frustrating paths to take, especially if you’re a musician whose dream is to top the charts and sell out stadiums….

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5 Promo Photo Tips From A Music Journalist

This post originally appeared on Sonicbids. You can see more of their great content here.  Promotional photos serve many purposes for music journalists beyond just being something to feast our eyes upon. They introduce us to the people behind the music and help create or reinforce a…

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14 Ways to Make Money From One Song

This piece originally appeared on Sonicbids. You can see more of their great content here.  As with any business, your products and services (whether they be your recordings, tours,merch, or anything else) are the stars of the show. They generate revenue and keep your music career afloat. This is…

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The Simple Guide To Business Cards for Musicians

This article originally appeared on Sonicbids. For more great insight on how to be a working musician, check out their blog.  As the industry increasingly relies on websites like SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and Facebookfor discovering new artists, it might seem like business cards are an archaic form of making connections….

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6 Ways to Make Sure You Reach Your Kickstarter Goal

We’ve all heard of Kickstarter and some of the amazing success stories that have come from its fundraising platform – LeVar Burton raising $2 million in two days to bring Reading Rainbow back, for example – but how is it done? There are tens of thousands of projects on the site (which has raised almost…

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Social Media Marketing: The Musician’s Guide to Snapchat

This article originally appeared on Sonicbids. Check out more of their great content here.  For a working musician, the thought of yet another social media platform may seem exhausting, especially considering that Facebook and Twitter are already pretty time-consuming. While video- and photo-sharing networks like Vine or Snapchat may seem nonessential for musicians, don’t overlook…

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Sales 101 for Musicians: How to Promote Your Band Right

This article originally appeared on Sonicbids. You can read more great content like this here.  Sales promotions are short-term incentives intended to stimulate a quick buying response in your target customer. Coupons, one-time exclusive offers, customer loyalty programs, two-for-the-price-of-one discounts, and limited-time prizes with purchase are all examples of sales promotions…