5 Things To Bring to Every Live Show

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] Putting together a live show isn’t easy. You’ve got to find the right venue, pitch to and book the venue, promote the show, rehearse for the show, lug your gear to the show, and then perform! With so many moving pieces, not to mention the nerves […]

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3 Tips To Make Your Merch Stand Out

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Think about it: when was the last time you bought a piece of artist or band merch that you were really excited about? I don’t mean a CD or a vinyl, I mean something totally unique that made sense for the band and the band […]

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4 Merch Items You’re Not Offering At Your Show (That You Should)

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   Making money as a musician has always been tough, but it’s harder than ever these days, so you need to put in the extra effort to sell what you can, when you can. Since physical record sales are down, most artists tour more often to make […]

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5 Tips To Help Your Band Sell More Merch

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Patrick McGuire. Patrick is a writer, composer, and experienced touring musician based in Philadelphia.]   With the music industry reeling over increasingly poor record sales, artists are having to rely on ways other than selling their music to earn money more now than ever before. Band merchandise is proving […]

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6 Tips For Selling Your CDs at Gigs

By Dwight Brown Selling CDs at gigs can be a cash cow. You’ve got a wide profit margin because the cost of CD Duplication is minimal compared to the price fans will pay for them. And, selling CDs gets your music out there to fans who will recommend your music. Tempt audiences at your performances, […]

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5 Tips for Making Merch Work For You

By Stephen Babcock 1. If you’re gigging, you need to sell merch (merchandise) If you plan on playing shows, you need merch. Anyone who has ever been to a concert or show knows that the best acts always have some kind of merch (T-shirts, posters, caps, etc.) to sell to fans. Whether it’s the local […]

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