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3 Audience Temperatures: Why To Strike When the Fans Are Hot

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3 Audience Temperatures: Why To Strike When the Fans Are Hot

  Let's talk about the weather. Ok, it's not technically about the weather, but it is focusing on temperature. Now, depending on what the temperature is outside, we're doing to dress differently. We're going to have different things to consider. If it's cold, I'm probably going to be putting on a lot more layers, more time, and more effort into getting ready. If it's hot outside, my awake-to-car timeframe is going to be minimal in comparison. So, there's been a lot of discussion amongst some fellow musicians about what it means to be supported by our fans. It got me thinking...

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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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