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Marcus Taylor - 2/17 - The Musician's Guide

Why Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone is the BEST Thing You Can Do For Yourself in 2013

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This is a guest post by Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR. Ariel is founder of CyberPR, a New York based digital PR firm that not only helps but also educates artists.  Imagine if you could measure the likelihood of your financial and personal success by measuring your comfort zone?   I had a taste of the medicine that all the artists must swallow on a consistent basis this holiday season. I decided to give away my book Music Success in 9 Weeks in exchange for e-mail addresses using NoiseTrade. When I committed to doing it, I was uncomfortable. I collected 1,100 e-mail addresses to add to my…

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Why You Should Use Ear Protection (Infographic)

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A while back, we wrote a post that’s become quite popular giving advice on what the best earplugs are for musicians. It seems that almost everyone in the industry is familiar with someone who’s had their hearing impaired due to not wearing earplugs, and so when I came across All Earplug’s infographic on Why You Should Wear Ear Protection, I just had to share it. Enjoy! Made by AllEarplugs.com. You can see the original / enlarged infographic here.

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Using the Web to Build Fans, Book Shows & Build Contacts (Interview with Heidi Drockelman of Indie-Music.com)

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Marcus’ note: In the run-up to the next Epic Deal, i’ve been fortunate enough to speak to some pretty smart cookies on what artists should and shouldn’t be focusing on to promote their music. Rather than losing these tips in the depths of my inbox or in the ether of phone calls, I asked a few people whom I respect in the industry to share their pearls of wisdom here on The Musician’s Guide. Up first is Heidi Drockelman, the editor of Indie-Music.com. Enter Heidi. Q1: What are your favorite online music promotion tools for bands and why? Heidi: Without…

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How To Make A Band Name In 3 Straightforward Steps

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About to form a band and wondering how to make a band name? Well you’re in luck, as today I’m going to show you the best way to do just that! Picking the right name for your band is an important process. The name you choose can say a lot about you, so it’s important you pick one that every one will be comfortable with. Here are a couple of the best ways to go about making a band name. If you use them, let us know some of the best (And worse) names you come up with in the…

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Moozar Rewards Fans for Sharing Music

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by the guys at Moozar to look at their new ‘reward for support’ service for artists. I was immediately intrigued by their idea of rewarding fans financially for sharing music – and encouraging fans to pay to *support* the artist, rather than paying for a tangible product. Moozar, in a nutshell, is another site where bands upload their music and connect with fans who will listen to their songs. Nothing new there. But Moozar isn’t trying to be the next Soundcloud or Reverbnation. From what I can tell, Moozar wants to build a…

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Get a Free Recording Contract, Band Agreement & Management Contract!

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If you’ve been following The Musician’s Guide over the years you’ll know that we’ve long offered music contracts here on the website courtesy of our friends at Avenant Law, but today we’ve launched a new project called MusicLawContracts.com to step up our game. To celebrate the launch of this new website we’re giving readers the chance to download a pack of three music contracts for free (worth over £35). To download your contract pack click the link below and follow the instructions. Click here to get your free pack of music contracts Included in this free pack is a: Recording…

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Top Tips To Blend Your Band Member’s Differing Tastes

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This is a guest blog post by Rob James It can be difficult to reconcile a band where individual members have different tastes in music. Some members may want to go in more of a rock direction, while others might be obsessed with getting jazz drumming into the mix. In any case, these kind of differences can often lead to more serious problems, and even to the breakup of a band. It’s important, then, to think about some ways in which you can work around these problems, from going song by song, to trying everything from particular styles to digital…

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Five Ways to Get Your Music in TV and Film

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Several weeks ago I wrote a post on The Music Void about building your contacts as an artist. After being featured on ASCAP’s Daily Brief I started receiving tens of emails from artists asking about how to get their music in film and TV. I have literally no idea why the trend (perhaps it was featured to film / TV artists?), but what the heck, I figured I’d share my responses anyway. Here goes… 1. Learn what music director’s want I know, this is one of those annoying common sense points, but if you don’t know that music directors look…

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7 Ways to Build New Fans This Week

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It’s a busy week for The Musician’s Guide as we get ready to launch this epic deal (we’re giving away over £900 worth of music promotion tools and savings for just £47, for 5 days only). I wanted to write this post to share some of the great music promotions tools included in the package and how you can use them to build your fanbase this week. Here goes! 1. Get Your Music Licensed With Music Xray Music X-ray dub themselves as a 21st century A&R company. Their platform connects bands with opportunities to get their music in TV, films,…

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Selling Your Music on Facebook With OneRPM

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Over the past few months i’ve been mega busy researching the best tools & services to include in the epic deal that launches on September 1st. Back in June, I had a conversation with Emmanuel Zunz, who is the founder of a website called OneRPM – a hybrid music distribution / direct-to-fan marketing platform. After hearing Emmanuel’s vision for the site and having a play around, I decided it was something worth sharing here on The Musician’s Guide. Compared to five years ago, there are so many distribution companies popping up here and there, so when I first saw OneRPM…

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