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Common mistakes with musicians websites

5 Big Mistakes Musicians Make With Their Websites – # 1 – The “Ghost Town” Website

This short series of articles will look at some of the most common mistakes musicians make with their websites. I will start with probably the worst offender, what I like to call the “ghost town” website. The Problem. Have you ever seen those sites that haven’t been updated in about four years? Full of last…
demo recording

Tips on getting your Demo Recording heard

You’re standing there with your shiny new demo recording in your hand with a grin from ear to ear. It sounds fantastic! You think to yourself “now all I’ve got to do is get that person at the record company or the management company or the movie soundtrack people or the DJ at the local…
How To Write Press Kit Part 4

How Do I Make My Press Kit Stand Out From The Crowd? – Part 4 -Format.

In the first three articles in this series, we looked at the importance of good content in your press kit. In this article, we will be looking at the “Format” of your press kit. Format covers a number of aspects including how it looks and its styling, as well as how it is presented, either…
Marketing for musicians

Building an Effective Press Kit for Musicians and Bands – Part 3 – Some Marketing

Marketing for musicians can be hard and some musicians get all bent out of shape when you mention words like “marketing” or “sales”. This is something you are simply going to have to deal with at some point if you are trying to push your music. If you truly believe you shouldn’t have to be…
All bands and musicians need a good bio

Building an Effective Press Kit for Musicians and Bands – Part 2 – Bio Basics

All bands and musicians need a good bio. “What is a bio exactly?” I hear you say. Wikipedia defines a bio like this: “Greek words ‘bios’ meaning ‘life’, and ‘graphos‘ meaning ‘write’ is an account of a person’s life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form… A…

Building an Effective Press Kit for Musicians and Bands – Part 1 – Overview

A Press Kit is still one of the most vital tools for musicians and bands. Yet, most people don’t know how to make one. This series will show you how step by step but first, a little background. A few years back I ran an internet radio station as a hobby. Consequently, I dealt with…