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6 Critical Ways For YOU To Manage Your Expectations of Digital PR & Social Media Marketing - MTT - Music Think Tank

6 Critical Ways For YOU To Manage Your Expectations of Digital PR & Social Media Marketing - MTT - Music Think Tank | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This article was co-written by Ariel Hyatt and Jon Ostrow.


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Streaming Services in the US Gaining Subscribers

Streaming Services in the US Gaining Subscribers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Muve Music, a music subscription service that is a division of Cricket Wireless, recently announced that they have more than a million subscribers in the US. Cricket sells prepaid, no contract wire...
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4 Reasons to Stop Using Flash on Your Band Website

4 Reasons to Stop Using Flash on Your Band Website | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Flash was once a hugely popular platform used to create streaming audio and video players, animations, and other multimedia content for websites. Now, its popularity is waning, as it struggles for relevance in a more mobile world.
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Quick Vocal Performance Guide | Indie-Music.com

Quick Vocal Performance Guide | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The voice is just as much of an instrument as any other instrument in the band. Like other instruments, it needs regular maintenance to stay in its best shape.
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Jacob Elias Handal's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:25 PM

A few tidbits to keep your voice in shape! 

Jecoi Todman's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:53 PM

Performance i beleive is everything and quality has to relate to any work at hand. Bad quality means shortcuts and poor performances.

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How To Plan Your Music Crowdfunding Campaign From Start To Finish - hypebot

How To Plan Your Music Crowdfunding Campaign From Start To Finish - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding campaigns can take quite different forms depending on the project, the people and even the platform involved. Yet there are also similarities across the board that can be taken into account when planning your music crowdfunding campaign.
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Aubrey Van Assche's curator insight, November 10, 2013 7:42 PM

This article is from the same websites that one of my others "scoops" is from. It seems like a fairly reliable source, and is more of a general guideline for how to set up a crowdfunding camgaign. 

 

It's important for anyone thinking of using crowdfunding to know how much work actually goes into it. You don't just ask for this money and expect it to come rolling in. You have to have an effective business plan and, most often, rewards for "investors". You need to spread the word, or "market", your idea and reach out to new people through networking. 

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13 Dos and Don'ts Of Performing At Open Mics

13 Dos and Don'ts Of Performing At Open Mics | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
13 Dos and Don'ts Of Performing At Open Mics
by Robin Yukiko August 3rd 2012




DON’T play and leave.

DO talk to EVERYONE and remember their names. You can even write their name and de
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Social Media for Musicians: 10 Musts for Social Music Marketing

Social Media for Musicians: 10 Musts for Social Music Marketing | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
As a busy DIY musician, it's easy to ignore or forget about the basics of social media marketing. Social media for musicians isn't rocket science, but it...
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Shazam Drives $300 Million A Year In iTunes, AmazonMP3 Sales | Indie-Music.com

Shazam Drives $300 Million A Year In iTunes, AmazonMP3 Sales | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Dozens of startups are searching for the holy grail of music discovery leading to purchase and many thousands of artists and labels are hoping they'll find it. Other than perhaps YouTube, no one is currently doing it better than Shazam.
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Social Media Marketing– Redefine "Return on Investment" – Disc Makers

Social Media Marketing– Redefine "Return on Investment" – Disc Makers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Return on investment (ROI) doesn't translate to social media marketing, as social media is not a sales tool. Let's redefine ROI for a social media campaign.
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How To Tell If You’re A Hobbyist, Not A Professional Musician « Think Like a Label

How To Tell If You’re A Hobbyist, Not A Professional Musician « Think Like a Label | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Hacked Again! Valuable Lessons Learned To Protect My Blog

Hacked Again! Valuable Lessons Learned To Protect My Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Learn valuable tips to keep your blog or WordPress site safe from being hacked
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Protect your site from hackers. Or else.

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Use Bandcamp To Build Your Email List | Indie-Music.com

Use Bandcamp To Build Your Email List | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
So you’ve got someone to your Bandcamp page, they’ve streamed a track or two of yours and decide that they would like to download it.
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BMI Unveils New Logo and Brand

BMI Unveils New Logo and Brand | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
What do the Rolling Stones, McDonald’s and Nike all have in common? Other than worldwide recognition, they also posses iconic logos.
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How To Make The Freemium World Pay - hypebot

How To Make The Freemium World Pay - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Guest post by Alicia Yaffe (@thespllbndgroup) for sidewinder.fm, a music and tech think tank.
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Small club nights just aren't where people go to hear new music these days

Small club nights just aren't where people go to hear new music these days | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Nights like London's FWD>> and YoYo were great but club connoisseurs can now gurn in their own homes, while joining together for reliably large raves
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The Best-Kept (Yet Obvious) Secrets for Connecting with an Audience | Indie-Music.com

The Best-Kept (Yet Obvious) Secrets for Connecting with an Audience | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
David Hooper at Music Marketing [dot] com recently got this in an email from DJ Ron and we think it's worth a reprint here. It's nice to see artists who know who they are and aren't afraid to be that person on stage.
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Landing Musician-For-Hire Gigs with your Presskit - MTT - Music Think Tank

Landing Musician-For-Hire Gigs with your Presskit - MTT - Music Think Tank | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This article previously appeared on the Presskit.to Blog .

Written by Mike Harmon




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Case Study: Putting More Of Yourself Into Your Music Marketing - hypebot

Case Study: Putting More Of Yourself Into Your Music Marketing - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Ryan Spearman is an accomplished folk musician based in St. Louis, MO. He's also a big advocate of sustainability and the green movement. He recently contacted me to share a success story.
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Great Fan-Funding Rewards for Musicians: Lessons from John Vanderslice

Great Fan-Funding Rewards for Musicians: Lessons from John Vanderslice | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Much has been written about how to launch a successful fan-funding campaign — but today I want to talk about effective fan-funding rewards that musicians...
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Leveraging the Live Performance | with Stageit Founder & CEO Evan Lowenstein

Leveraging the Live Performance | with Stageit Founder & CEO Evan Lowenstein | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Evan Lowenstein relies on his nearly 20 years of experience in the music industry to oversee all aspects of Stageit. With experience as a recording artist, award-winning writer and executive, Lowen...
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Out With the Old: Social Media Disruption and the Music Biz Model | Indie-Music.com

Out With the Old: Social Media Disruption and the Music Biz Model | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a widely noted Billboard interview, Amanda Palmer stated that "Twitter has replaced Google and [music] management." Nobody cared about the Google part but her claim of replacing music management certainly raised a few eyebrows.
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Pandora Limits Listening

Pandora Limits Listening | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a move that will affect less than 4% of its users, Pandora announced yesterday that it will begin limiting listening on mobile devices to 40 hours a month. As they approach that limit, the liste...
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