Thinking Locally: The First Step to Success

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   The internet is a fickle friend to an artist. On the one hand, a quick glance at success stories that span the genre spectrum – from Dua Lipa to Fall Out Boy to Justin Bieber – shows how the web can help get your career […]

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How To Book A Gig Yourself…and Be Invited Back

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo.] No matter what anyone tells you, we have yet to figure out a digital musical experience that can equal the fan connections a band can conjure through their live show. There is something in our DNA that is profoundly impacted by live music. Maybe it’s the shared experience […]

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Tips to Draw the Crowd: How Local Artists Can Beat the Struggle

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Adam Young.]   It’s supposed to be all about the music, right? Well, it turns out building a successful band takes a lot more than a decent melody. You’ve been writing, practicing, networking, booking and selling merchandise, and it’s starting to pay off. You’re building up a fanbase and […]

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How To Tap Into the College Music Market

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post from our friends at IndieU, an online music platform that connects independent musicians to colleges and college students across the nation. Learn more about what IndieU has to offer independent artists at the bottom of this article!]   Radiohead. Queen. Vampire Weekend. John Legend. These are just a handful of the high-profile stars […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Local Shows More Successful

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by David McMillin, singer, songwriter and frontman of Fort Frances (check out their latest release, “Alio“). He holds several songwriting awards and has helped to soundtrack shows on PBS, NBC and The CW.] Every band wants to experience the glory of the road—seeing new towns, meeting new people and feeling the thrill of a […]

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