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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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An Open Letter to Young Musicians

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Dear young musicians, For years, I’ve been receiving emails from you asking for my advice on how you can get into the music business, how to convince your parents that it’s what you want to do in life, and how to not let your age hold you back. Today, I decided I’d post all of my advice online in this open letter, which I hope you will share with other young musicians asking the same questions. How can I get into the music business? Get 10,000 hours under your belt My first piece of advice is to get your 10,000…

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How To Get Rid Of Writer’s Block

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This is a guest post by Mark Spacey A songwriter sits over the table with a notebook and pen in hand. He keeps scratching his head, maybe as a way of reigniting his creative juices. Something keeps bugging him; it is month end and the rent is due. The problem is that he is flat broke and is staring at the stark possibility of eviction. This issue has been predominant in his mind. Song-writing has become an arduous task because he cannot think creatively. This scenario is indicative of musical writers block. Most musical writers have at one time found…

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Announcing The Ultimate Package to Build Your Fanbase & a Chance to Win 1 of 20 Packs for Free!

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Over the past three months I’ve been working hard to bring as many great music companies together to create a package that helps musicians get £1,000s worth of music promotion, distribution, recording, and other services for less than £50 to help bands build more fans without having to worry about forking out a lot of cash. Tough Love, 6am Starts & an Australian Winter… It’s been a tough few months putting this together – a lot of tough love, 6am phone calls, 12pm phone calls, and to top it all off Australia has reached winter time, which I swear is…

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