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Shaking the Money Tree in the Music Industry

We’re going to talk about the Music Business Money Tree and then, more specifically, how you can start earning a living… soon. I like the idea of having an income source. I don’t know about those of you who are … Continue reading

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How to Submit Your Demo to a Record Label

So, you want to know how to submit your demo to a record label. That sounds like an easy task. Well it is. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Does Not Accept Unsolicited Material?” Ah…. Now it is not such … Continue reading

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Should You Ever Have To Pay For A Gig? Two Artist’s Thoughts

The whole “pay to play” idea is very divisive.  I’m talking about the fact that in many cities bands and artists are required to sell a certain number of tickets in order to gain a slot in a show. They’re … Continue reading

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Starting a Record Label Company

Are you getting nowhere with your efforts to “get signed” to a major record label? Consider starting a record label company. In today’s age of digital recordings, digital distribution and digital marketing, the time is ripe for eager musicians, songwriters … Continue reading

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Band Press Kit Essentials – Ignore These At Your Own Peril

A band’s press kit is similar to a personal resume. It is often the first impression of your sound, your image and your music. It is essential that a musician or band with professional aspirations invest adequate time and money … Continue reading

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#32: Booking, Pt. 5 – 5 Ways To Get A Gig For Your Band – The Music Biz Workshop Podcast

Welcome to episode #32 of The Music Biz Workshop Podcast!  In this episode, John and Bill continue their discussion of Music Booking, based on the article below, “5 Ways To Get A Gig For Your Band”: Subscribe via iTunes here: … Continue reading

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Key Questions to Ask Your Potential Entertainment Attorney

What questions should your ask your potential entertainment attorney?  Every day we enter into agreements and some of those agreements turn into contracts.  Those contracts, whether good or bad, are the essence to success in the music industry.  Important contracts … Continue reading

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Huh? A Songwriter Salary

Some musicians work a day gig working at something non-musical or lacking in creativity.  Their days may be long and unfulfilling.  If this is you, consider a songwriter salary.  Yes, by putting on your entrepreneurial hat, you may find that … Continue reading

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Six Things That Should Be Included In Every Band Agreement Contract

There are numerous clauses and nuances to any contract in the music business but there are six specific things that should be included in every band agreement contract. A band is usually a group of friends who share a common … Continue reading

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Putting Together A Complete Business Plan For A Record Label

The importance of establishing a business plan for a record label cannot be underestimated.  Just like any other business, you must have a plan.  If you don’t know where you’re going, you will never get there. A record label business … Continue reading

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