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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

News You Can Use Week of 9/1

In our weekly series, goes through the dregs to bring you the best in DIY focused news, tips, and advice on the topics of touring, marketing, promoting, social media, PR, & more.

1. Get Your Music Covered on Blogs

Recently, the music industry has been taken over by music bloggers trying to make a name for themselves in this cluttered business. That means that it’s your time to contact them. Because most bloggers don’t have the following or the capital of some of the big music magazines, they tend to focus on more independent artists. This article describes how you can build relationships with music bloggers that can be very beneficial for your music.

2. The AmpHanger: Build a Mic Stand for your Amps

We all know that it’s much easier to carry your smaller amp that still has great tone, as opposed to a big stack. But you’re worried that you won’t get the volume you need unless you mic up your amp. Luckily, this great video describes how to build a DIY mic stand for your amp in seconds, improving your sound quality and saving you money.

3. The New Twitter Analytics Dashboard

You spend so much time trying to engage with your fans on your band’s *Twitter page, but there are barely any ways to see if your efforts are beneficial. Now, with their new Tweet activity dashboard open to almost all users, you can see impressions, engagements, and much more info that reassures you that your band is doing a great job with their social media marketing.

4. Music Marketing with the New Video App: Hyperlapse 

Most musicians use Instagram to engage with their fans because it’s currently one of the most popular social media platforms. However, the developers of Instagram recently debuted Hyperlapse, their new video app. Check out this video that shows it’s creative capabilities and be among the first to start showcasing your music in a new way!

5. 3 Tips from Jack Conte: “There’s no such thing as being a musician anymore”

Jack Conte now has a strong track record of success as half of Pomplamoose, as a musician/videomaker and as founder of Patreon. In a recent interview, he gave some great advice to anyone attempting to build a career in the music industry. He goes in depth as he describes all of the other responsibilities that musicians should have, beyond just music. 

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