Category: Advice

Don’t Post Pictures of Your Concert Tickets Online!

Almost two years ago I wrote an article called “How To: Attend Any Concert Free” as a means of warning people against posting concert (and other event) tickets online on social media sites and sites like…



Bands: Don’t Forget the Basics

There’s no shortage of advice columns for bands that offer some great and inventive ideas to market yourselves or help you achieve whatever you deem as success. While I see lots of bands following some of these tips and doing some great things, I’ve noticed a trend lately where bands are forgetting to do some…



Be Social on Social Media

This should be a given, but if your band has a social media account, you should actually be “social” on it. You should really try to use each individually and understand how your fans interact on each one, but even if you absolutely must sync the accounts (so that updating one updates them all), you…



Sell Your Own Music

If you’re in an unsigned/independent band, there is absolutely no excuse for not selling your own music. None. There are far too many easy solutions out there, ranging from rolling your own e-commerce store all the way to using a service like Vibedeck, which doesn’t cost you a dime. In fact, if you…



Bands: Stop Using the Bleeding Cowboys Font

Hey bands… see this font? This font is called Bleeding Cowboys. DO NOT USE THIS FONT!! It’s got to be the most overused font in the history of rock music. It’s most widely known as the font on the album cover of Daughtry’s ‘Leave…



Every Band Should Have a Square Account

If you’re a band, often times your best chance of generating income is selling music and merch directly to your fans at the shows. As a fan, there have been plenty of times where I might have purchased an album or t-shirt, but just didn’t have the…