Resources For Musicians

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It’s hard navigating being a DIY indie musician.

You want to be writing and playing music, but you have to wear a multitude of different hats as well; recording engineer, producer, booking agent, PR specialist, radio plugger, and the list goes on.

We have put together a series of resource guides to help you to progress in your career and make your life a little bit easier.

So sit down, dive in and let’s make 2023 the year you take big strides in your music career.

Free Stuff For Musicians!

As we get into 2023, times are tough. 

We are in a global economic crisis. Money is tight, and making a living from doing what you love can seem daunting, if not impossible. 

I wholeheartedly believe musicians shouldn’t be priced out of doing what they love…

5 Ways To Get Gigs in 2023

Gigging is a fundamental practice for many musicians. It is a superb way to connect to your audience, spread the word about new releases and build a solid and loyal fanbase. 

So if you need a little inspiration on getting live gigs, let’s take a deep dive at the top tried and tested strategies…

Is Your Music Being Heard?

Here’s the scenario…

You are about to release a new single and start your Music PR Plug.

Three weeks before the release drops, you send the pre-release link to blogs, radio stations, magazines, playlist curators, and anyone and everyone who can help you gain traction to get your single out to the masses.

Still, you’re left with a burning question…

“After all of my hard work, is my music even being heard?”

The #1 Tool In Your Music Marketing Arsenal 

When marketing your music, one element can be the make or break factor to getting people to pay attention. 

Setting Goals for Musicians

Releasing music as a DIY artist can be a thankless and difficult job when you are trying to get your release off the ground.

If you are starting with no fan base, or credibility in your genre, you need to start at the beginning.

#5 Music Marketing Books – Must Reads!

Are you a reader? 

Check out these insightful books filled with knowledge, tips and tricks to fire your music marketing off with a bang!

Each one of our picks comes at music marketing from a fresh angle with ideas and opinions from respected writers.

#6 Music Marketing Strategies For 2023

Get ahead of the game and discover the #6 marketing strategies that I wholeheartedly believe will most help you to succeed as a music creator in 2023.

Musician Inventory

Before you release any new music, I recommend taking an inventory of where you are in your career. 

Whether planning your first release or your 10th, taking stock of what you have achieved and want to achieve is crucial to your overall success. 

Music Release Budget

First off, make no mistake: You can achieve a successful release on any sized budget. 

The primary key is… being smart with the budget you have and prioritising how it will be spent.

The #1 Music Marketing Strategy Revealed

It’s 2022, and TikTok is taking over. 

I hate Tiktok – there, I said it. 

There is no doubt TikTok is extremely powerful and has broken many artists through to massive audiences, but…

Promotional Merchandise – Inspiration Central!

As DIY musicians, it can be hard to keep up with promotional ideas.

You have a million things to do, and coming up with new ideas to keep fans engaged may not be at the top of your list.

Social Media Bios

Social media bios are the first place fans visit when they want to know more about you – first impressions count!

If visitors land on your page and see you are professional, well structured and worth investing their time on, they are far more likely to check out your music.

9 Mistakes DIY Musicians Make

The blog brings in musicians from multiple genres, ages and walks of life. We work with many musicians weekly, helping their careers progress and supporting their new releases.

Working with so many talented musicians is ace. Still, we see common mistakes repeatedly happening, so we thought it would be helpful to put together the most common errors that are easy to avoid – if you are aware of them.

Traditional Music Videos Have Died… So What Comes Next?

In the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, the traditional music video was a must for any musician releasing music. 

They are long gone with MTV. RIP.

In 2022 with the introduction of social media, music videos as they were known are dead. 

The 24 Point Music Revenue Blog

It is super important to make money from your music so you can survive and continue to make more music!

But, there is more than one way to monetize your music and talent …

Create Your Own Marketing Budget

Do you need to make money to fund your next music release?

Finding a system that allows you to create your own budget to reinvest back into your music will fuel your growth as an artist or band – and even better it is sustainable growth.

A Great Untapped Resource!

I’d like to point out from the get-go, I am not affiliated with The Unsigned Guide in any way. It’s just a helpful resource I have used as a musician, and I believe it could benefit you too!

Back in 2009, The Unsigned Guide was a staple of any indie artist’s reading material. 

Let’s Get Gigging Again!

It’s been over two long years since Covid 19 impacted our lives and stopped live music in its tracks. 

As the sector comes back to life, we have put together a blog of five things to do when you start playing live again.