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Facebook’s Music Moves: How to Engage Your Fanbase with Lip Sync Live

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Facebook’s Music Moves: How to Engage Your Fanbase with Lip Sync Live

Facebook’s Music Moves: How to Engage Your Fanbase with Lip Sync Live — Add to the list of Social Media Ideas for Musicians. Here's how it works and a list of ideas on how to use the new Facebook feature.

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The 3-Part Plan Our Band Used to Get More Fans

The 3-Part Plan Our Band Used to Get More Fans

I need to tell you something... While I'm a huge fan of "all you can eat" buffets... Sometimes less is absolutely more. And that's the concept I want to focus on right now in terms of marketing your live shows. So step away from the buffet. Put the biscuits down. We're about to focus on the main course. While I’m fully aware that there are hundreds of tactics, strategies, tools, and ideas on how to grow your fanbase, this entry is just going to cover just three.  But they are ones I’ve used personally and have seen work really well. They...

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How to Partner With Your Venues and Promote Like a Pro

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How to Partner With Your Venues and Promote Like a Pro

How to Partner With Your Venues and Promote Like a Pro It's tough. We have to work. And for some of us, gigging is the only or main source of income we've got. So when something is funny with the money (not funny "ha ha", but funny "heck naw"), it could get a little stressful. But, just for a second, since it's #TransformationTuesday and all... What if we thought of our venues more as PARTNERSHIPS vs. PAYDAYS? What if we took some time to focus on some cool things about the club in addition to our expectations of them?  💡IDEA: If the...

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15 Tips To Be Awesome At Clubs and Private Events

Have you ever heard that saying: “The Extra Mile Isn’t Crowded”? Like, there’s so few people doing it and making the extra effort, that the bar is really low to stand out. But why is that? More importantly, what’s the “extra mile” mean for you? What are some extras you’re willing to provide that other bands or musicians may take for granted? Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude. — Ralph Marston You’d probably be surprised at the number of times I had a manager message me or compliment our band after a show: “thanks so much for having a great...

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Cancelling A Club Gig For A Private Event: 5 Things To Consider

  It’s tempting right? You get that call for an awesome 90-min $5k gig (with PA provided) but then look on your calendar and you’re at “The Club” for a 3-hr show @ $900 with all your own gear. Of course, depending on your relationship with them, cancelling may not be an issue. BUT if you think it is an issue or will be in the future (and you actually value playing at the club), consider these 5 things when you get that “offer you can’t refuse”…. 1. CHANGE VS. CANCEL First and foremost, try to make ‘everyone’ happy. Before cancelling...

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