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Social media strategy is a difficult thing to create when you do not know how to begin. In today's article, check out a comprehensive guide on how to build your band's social media strategy using the 70-20-10 rule. These days, it would be unheard of if a new band did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at hypebot
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This week we explore different challenges in being a D.I Y Musician. We talk about personal branding, promotion and making memories on tour this week on MusicThinkTank.com David Reeves | Do Music Industry Jobseekers Need A Personal Website Joey Santos | 7 Music Myths New Bands Should Avoid Bradon Waadenburg... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at hypebot
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The way we listen to music has changed over the years. But has it become background noise to our television watching? In today's article, we explore how this has changed throughout the world of television on MusicThinkTank.com. The way we engage has drastically changed over the past decade. There was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at hypebot
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In the hustle and bustle of touring, you can easily forget to have some fun. After all, what's the fun of playing in a city you don't actually get to see? Here are some tips on getting the most out of touring in today's article on MusicThinkTank.com. When you are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at hypebot
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There are many myths out there on how to "Make It" in the music business. In today's article we debunk some of those myths on MusicThinkTank.com Being in a new band can be new and exciting. But once the honeymoon phase is over you are left to get down to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at hypebot
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There is a wide range of jobs across the spectrum of the music industry? But how exactly do you get one of those coveted jobs? Check out today's article to find out! The music industry is unique in the fact that it is a tough business to break into. There... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at hypebot
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This week, we explored the challenges of independent music. From festival worthy gadgets to selling merch after the show, we got you covered this week on MusicThinkTank.com. Amy Sciarretto | The 3 Biggest Delusions Musicians STILL Have About The Music Industry Adam Bernard | 9 Secrets From Indie Artists For... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at hypebot
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You just sold out a show in the latest stop on your tour. Time to sell some merch! Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of selling merch. Touring is all about the art of the hustle. You spend all day traveling to your destination. You... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at hypebot
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Do you ever wonder if you are bringing too much to festivals? Check out todays article to see what the essentials are for the festival circuit and how to keep things simple when you are rocking out. Music festival season is in full effect, which means good times for all.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at hypebot
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There are a lot of theories out there on how to "Make It" in the music industry today. But are they true or are we just delusional? Check out today's article to find out. The music industry is often glamorized. In movies you often see aspiring musicians getting discovered by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at hypebot
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When you are a musician, after a while it can be tough to keep things interesting. Check out this week's articles on Music Think Tank to see how to spice up your music career. Dartsya Tarkovska | 4 Types Of Videos That Musicians Can Make Today Cherie Nelson | 5... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at hypebot
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YouTube over the years has been a great tool for musicians. But having consistent content to display can be tough. Check out today's article to see how you can engage your fans with video. YouTube recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with this amazing video highlighting the things that make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at hypebot
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From the resurgence of vinyl records to the demise of streaming music, we are talking about it this week on Music Think Tank. Check it out: ___________________________________________ Emma Sturgis | Victorious Vinyl: What "New Vintage" Is Doing For Music Yves Riesel | Why Streaming Music Still Doesn't Make Any Money... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at hypebot
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The world of music has turned into the land of the free. But the cost of "free" has caused the music industry to heavily reconsider survival strategies. Check out today's article, where we explore how we can change the way we consume music. Why buy something when we can get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at hypebot
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Trends often come and go and then come back again. Unexpectedly, vinyl records are going through this phase right now. Check out today's article to see how this phenomenon is happening and what it means for the music industry as a whole. The music industry has gone through different stages... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at hypebot
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When you are making your own music and doing your own marketing, you have to front the cost yourself. But is it providing a large profit margin for you? Check out today's article to see how you can get great revenue from your merchandise. A musician these days does most... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at hypebot
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Summertime is here and that means it is time to break out all of the gear to hit the festival circuit right. But do you really have EVERYTHING you need? Check out today's article to see if you have all of the essentials on your festival checklist. With today being... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at hypebot
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Budgets. They are difficult to make. They are also difficult to stick to and often you have to make sacrifices to do the things that are most important. Photoshoots are important for a new artist, but can often be pricey! Check out Part 2 to this amazing series to see... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at hypebot
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Festival season is upon us, and it is amazing. But as amazing as it is, it can be super expensive. Check out today's article to see how you can save when seeing all of your favorite festivals. Festivals are amazing. You get a great chance to see some amazing performers.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at hypebot
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Music is a tricky business. When you are starting out in the music business, it can be rough to not think about money. But maybe you should be... There is the unspoken rule that you have to pay your dues before you actually "make it" in the business. But where... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at hypebot
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This week we learn how to get the most out of recording songs, playing those songs live and making sure you can play your songs for years to come on MusicThinkTank.com. Brandon Waardenburg | 6 Things You'll Learn Recording an Album That No One Will Tell You William Tait |... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at hypebot
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Performance anxiety is crippling. In the music industry, being able to perform is a major aspect of the job so being anxious to do it can be awful. Do you suffer with performance anxiety? Continue reading to learn ways to cope. More often than not, the solution to problems like... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at hypebot
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Those that are starting out in the music industry often have to "pay their dues" to make it. So, they begin to play shows for very little money. But how long does it take to pay your dues? And how do you negotiate higher pay for your next shows? The... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at hypebot
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Money-making endeavors, holiday tour celebrations and finding the next big thing on Vine are some of the topics shared on this week's Music Think Tank Recap. Kyle Ohlenkamp | 4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money Cherie Nelson | Tips For Celebrating The Holidays While on Tour Jason Ventura | Does... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at hypebot
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The holidays may be months away, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare for those big moments now. In this article, check out ways to make those big moments special while you are on the road. The road is a magical place for musicians. However, being on the road means... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at hypebot