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Why Are You Still Wondering How to Get Signed to a Label?

2020-12-10T23:30:18-06:00

The music industry landscape has changed drastically over the past 15+ years.  It’s pretty much unrecognizable from the music industry that I grew up with through high school.  So why hasn’t the mindset of the musicians Googling “How to Get Signed to a Label?” changed as fast?  For those seeking a musical path to stardom, it sounds to me that the majority of bands still see “getting signed” as Nirvana (the point of enlightenment, not Kurt Cobain’s band). […]

Why Are You Still Wondering How to Get Signed to a Label?2020-12-10T23:30:18-06:00

Social Media for Musicians: How to Best Use Social Media for your Music Career

2020-12-10T21:34:37-06:00

In our last article we talked about having a digital “home base” that you own, a website and the importance of constantly collecting interested fans to add to your email list. Another communication layer to add is social media. This is important because using social media for musicians' careers offers a method of quick communications that can either be narrowly targeted or widely distributed online, on a regular (daily) basis. Staying seen and heard via text, audio, video, and image posts helps keep you top-of-mind with your fans and increases your ability to be discovered by new potential fans. Post [...]

Social Media for Musicians: How to Best Use Social Media for your Music Career2020-12-10T21:34:37-06:00

Band Website Required: Why Musicians Should Have a Home Online

2022-05-04T16:51:32-05:00

Having a digital “home base” that you own (not borrowed, like your Facebook Page or Instagram) is vital. Your band website is an "always on, always available, always working for you" place for your fans and music industry contacts to easily find you, listen to your music, watch your videos, sign up on your email list, and directly contact you. Social media is necessary too, but your own website and email list allows you the most control over your online presence and ability to communicate directly with your fans even if Facebook changes its algorithm and no one sees your [...]

Band Website Required: Why Musicians Should Have a Home Online2022-05-04T16:51:32-05:00

Songtrust & Eleven – Helping Music Creators Succeed Together

2022-03-02T18:51:29-06:00

In keeping with Songtrust’s mission to educate creators around the world about music publishing, we’re working with organizations like Eleven Music Career Center to provide readily accessible and curated resources for creator communities.  At Songtrust, When We Help Others, We Succeed A major part of our mission at Songtrust is to utilize our team’s vast industry expertise on music publishing and the music business to provide our community and clients with accessible educational resources. We believe if we share what we’ve learned and empower creators to do the same, our industry will be better off as it [...]

Songtrust & Eleven – Helping Music Creators Succeed Together2022-03-02T18:51:29-06:00

Ways to Earn Money Beyond Live Performances (during tough times)

2020-11-04T15:56:51-06:00

Musicians are primarily gig workers. They string together numerous gigs to create a full-time income. When something like the recent coronavirus outbreak threatens musicians’ livelihood (i.e. live performances being cancelled), it’s wise to have other ways to earn income. […]

Ways to Earn Money Beyond Live Performances (during tough times)2020-11-04T15:56:51-06:00

Connecting With the Audience: Making a Meaningful Moment and Keeping It Real

2022-04-13T17:08:53-05:00

What’s the secret to connecting with an audience? If you’re a solo performer, how do you give the people gathered to hear you a meaningful experience? What about for bands? Is it even possible? […]

Connecting With the Audience: Making a Meaningful Moment and Keeping It Real2022-04-13T17:08:53-05:00

Three Keys to Booking Gigs at Small Venues

2022-04-13T17:09:26-05:00

If you perform as a solo singer-songwriter with guitar and/or piano, or if you have a small band, you are likely looking for gigs at local venues such as coffee houses, church and community music centers, and restaurants or bookstores with live music. […]

Three Keys to Booking Gigs at Small Venues2022-04-13T17:09:26-05:00
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