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Branding Yourself as a Musician- A Checklist

Branding and promoting your band is not like selling Avon products or vacuum cleaners. Here is a list of things a band should have if you want to brand your band and make a career out of your craft.

6 Reasons People are Buying Vinyl Records Again

According to industry tracker Nielsen SoundScan, vinyl record sales reached 1.9 million units in 2008, and then grew to 2.5 million in 2009, to 2.8 million in 2010, to 3.6 million in 2011 (projected). Here are some of the possible reasons why it’s back

Top 10 Vinyl Record Myths

Only old music sells on vinyl and other myths.

Rules for Confronting a Difficult Band Member

Don’t confront him in front of his girlfriend or sister or mother.Don’t confront him over some beers.Don’t tally his every bad deed.

5 Personality Development Tips for New Musicians

Being socially detached does not make you more talented or interesting. In fact, these social interactions and relationships can open new opportunities and can help you learn more about the music industry and its ropes. Let’s face it- when it comes to music, personality and social relations do matter…a lot.

Rich Musician, Poor Musician

I realized that we should not wait for things to get easy and comfortable so we can start making your art or doing something that we love. Things will never get easier. It is part of the challenge and we have to do something about it and not use ‘real life’ as an excuse.

Why Creating a Fashion Statement is Good for Your Music Career

Your image can clue your new fans into what your music’s all about and make your band more recognizable. And if you work on maintaining a certain image, not only will you be recognizable but you will also be memorable which is the most important thing.

CD Packaging: Records, Cassettes, CDs Then Nothing

Album art used to be a serious pursuit, as if it was equally important to catch both the eyes and the ears of the music shopper. Perhaps, we don’t need the allure of album art anymore, since we can instantly gratify our need to hear the music we want to buy or steal.

Music Marketing: 10 Expert Insights Into Great Music Marketing

some of the highlights on getting a marketing and distribution campaign started

6 Easy Ways to Incorporate Creativity to Your Daily Life

You do not have to leave your security in order to become creative. Here are some of the tips for incorporating creativity to your daily life. I hope these tips will help us remember- and not just remember, but actually do- the things we are passionate about.

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