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8 Effective Strategies to Sell Your Music Online

This post was written by Joy Ike ​​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

For the average artist who finds it difficult to sell his/her music (hint: this is most artists) in the age of Spotify and Pandora, any attempts can often feel like a waste of time.

Below are 8 effective ways to make the most of your online merch store, digital music presence, and your relationship with die-hard fans. The following tips are not only useful, but when done right can lend themselves to a significantly greater…

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How to Book a Tour without a Booking Agent

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

One of the biggest challenges musicians face is booking tours. Many bands don’t have a booking agent, so booking a tour can seem like a daunting task the first time out.

Here are some key things to keep in mind to help you book a tour without a booking agent.

[How to Get a Booking Agent to Book Your Band]

Don't Be Overwhelmed

The first thing to remember is that you are only one person. If you're trying to book a one…

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Major vs. Indie: What really happens when you sign a record deal

This post was written by Jon Ostrow ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

As the recording industry continues to battle against the steady decline of physical album sales, and now steady decline in digital album sales, it can be difficult as an independent musician to determine the best path to take for long-term growth and success.

Ultimately this crossroads is met with three separate avenues:

  1. DIY (Do It Yourself)

  2. Independent Label

  3. Major Label

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14 Ways Musicians Can Make Money from Live Shows

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

The key for musicians today is to diversify their revenue streams. No musician makes their income strictly from one method anymore. For the most part, we each have our hands in several different pots.

You know the adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket“. Musicians just can’t afford to do that anymore. There are just so many baskets and each one has its benefits. Some baskets will be more important to you, and some…

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