Tag: Advice

Take My Money!

You know what’s infuriating? Trying and trying to buy music from a band and having them seemingly resist taking the money. I know there are lots of people that think there’s no way for a band to make money by selling music — but that seems to be spreading to bands themselves. I have Google Play Music’s…



Updated Infographic: What Artists Need to Sell to Make Minimum Wage

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Back in 2010, an infographic was first made to show what an artist would have to sell via different…



Great Advice from Corey Lowery

“Yeah, when we’re off the road we’re writing … I think your writing is more sincere when you’re not trying to ‘do this,’ ‘be this,’ or ‘sound like this.’ Write it all. If you’re only writing 11 songs for a CD, and then you get to the last few songs and you find you “need”…



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…



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…



Pay Other Bands to Advertise For You

I know immediately upon reading the title some people probably did a double-take, but hear me out. I recently had an idea that I tried out, and I think it would work on a much larger scale. While trying to get pre-orders for a band’s album…