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Bob Baker
St. Louis, MO
Author, musician dedicated to showing indie artists how to get exposure, connect with fans, sell more music, and increase their incomes.
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What a shocker! You asked for links to my music activities and you still found something negative to say about them. Never saw that coming :) Look, dude, I have never based my reputation on being a chart-topping, full-time musician. I've never claimed to be one. NEVER! What I have built my reputation on is being a curious musician who wanted to help other artists by compiling best practices and sharing them with anyone who could use them. I've interviewed hundreds of truly successful artists and share their stories through blog posts, podcasts, books, courses, and more. I do all of this from the perspective of a longtime working musician who continues to perform, record, and make money from music every month. This is my final comment in this ridiculous exchange. Post as many stinging replies as you want. I'm going to go back to educating and inspiring the many thousands of people who appreciate my work and support me. You can go back to doing whatever it is that you do. Peace
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Oh no! I've been pulling the wool over people's eyes for 25 years. Finally, it took you to come along and reveal me as the fraud that I am. My career is over. The horror!
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Des, as a musician I've sold hundreds if not thousands of albums of my original music over the decades. I've been an active player for 40 years and still make money at it to this day. It's obvious you know very little about me, so I won't justify your comments any further than this. I'm sorry you feel the need to lash out at me without really knowing my background. Nevertheless, I wish you well.
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When it comes to your music career, it's not all about generating sales and making money. You do it for the joy, the creative satisfaction, and the positive impact your music has on people's lives. But creating revenue is important. Learn how with this excerpt from Bob Baker's The Five-Minute... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at hypebot
Did you know there’s a special six-week window of opportunity that comes once a year - every year? The sad thing is, most musicians aren’t aware of it or don’t give it much thought. Will you be different? Will you be ready this year? FACT: About 20 percent of all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at hypebot
Okay, you have a new album coming out or an important gig to promote. You've identified your ideal media sources. Now it's time to get busy asking for coverage, right? Wrong! There's one important step you need to take before you start pitching yourself to the media. First you need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at hypebot
Looking for a new way to promote your gigs online? You might want to give a shot. The service (currently free) allows bands, venues, and promoters to create interactive media players that can be posted or embedded anywhere online -- including social networks, blogs, and websites. A StereoPoster player... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at hypebot
One of the big questions that self-promoting musicians ask is, "Where should I focus my efforts when it comes to marketing my music online?" In addition to creating digital outposts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more ... you also need to reach out to websites, bloggers and podcasters who cater... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at hypebot
Do you ever get stumped wondering what you should share with your fans, friends and followers online? Do you ever worry about bombarding your followers with too many updates? Artist Growth recently interviewed me about this and many other music marketing topics. In this three-and-a-half minute video I cover: Advice... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at hypebot
Flattered and honored to be on this list as well!
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That's a great example, Jude! And the fact that it's tied into a bigger personal mission is tremendous. Congrats!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2012 on What Could You Teach Your Fans? at hypebot
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This guest post is by Bob Baker of I know what you're thinking ... "I'm an artist. I'm a performer. Why should I bother thinking about what I can teach my fans? My purpose is to entertain them." True. That is your role. But an equally important activity you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at hypebot
Guest post by Bob Baker of TheBuzzFactor. Apple caused a stir some weeks ago when it launched iBooks Author, a new free app that indie authors and book publishers can use to create multimedia ebooks for the iPad. Another great thing about this development is that Apple is giving content... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at hypebot
This guest post is by Bob Baker and Kendra Wright of Every artist should be using online video as part of their promotional toolkit. That means you must set up a YouTube account (also known as a “channel”) if you haven’t done so already. And once in place, your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at hypebot
This guest post is by Bob Baker of Since 2006, hip-hop artist MC Lars has been a poster boy for indie music success and the DIY work ethic. After a short-lived relationship with Terry McBride and the Canadian record label/management company Nettwerk five years ago, Lars formed his own... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at hypebot
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Oct 26, 2011