Pricing For Indie Bands

Pricing is one of the most important things to figure out as an indie band. It’s what can make you look out of touch and irrelevant or what can make you into a financial juggernaut. Merch is where the real money is made and people expect to see markups of 1000% or more on a [&hellipThe post Pricing For Indie Bands appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 24 January 2017 | 12:15 pm

More On Licensing From A Jaded Old Hack

Music licensing might as well be the last bastion of the music industry, and while I think it might be going away eventually I think that for now we’re looking at a future that is going to burn bright for many bands – if only because there is a high bar of entry. Licensing is [&hellipThe post More On Licensing From A Jaded Old Hack appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 3:35 pm

How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

So… with regards to getting your band signed there’s a lot that goes into it- but at the same time there is a very short process when it comes down to me deciding if your band is going to be worth signing. As an A&R guy, and generally a dude in the music industry for [&hellipThe post How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 21 January 2017 | 12:36 pm

Being A Part Of A Collective

So there’s a reason no one really wants to license your bands music or generally work with your group. It’s not a hard one when you really think about it but it’s one that you aren’t going to like. You’re not part of a collective. When you get to the heart of the matter you [&hellipThe post Being A Part Of A Collective appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 10:14 pm

New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist

The Grinch would not enjoy this album. What, with all the noise, Noise, NOISE. Like its cover, Buried Wish by PC Worship, is a giant pile of nearly indescribable matter. It was written by Justin Frye in the underground space of an X-ed out building in Bushwick, Brooklyn and recorded with a conglomerate of musicians. [&hellipThe post New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 5:44 pm

SCAM Alert for Empiremusicpromotions.com

SCAM ALERT for our musician audience. Two fake companies, Empire Music Promotions and now, Ignite Music Promotions (http://www.ignitemusicpromotions.com/), we strongly advise steering clear of. Ignite Music Promotions, apparently a Los Angeles firm with 10 YEARS experience, was actually launched a few days ago by Calgary resident Paul Tingle, friend of Ryan Donnelly, who launched Empire [&hellipThe post SCAM Alert for Empiremusicpromotions.com appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 6:15 pm

SMART Marketing And You

So, I wrote earlier this week about SWOT analysis and think it’s one of the most important things you can do in developing your bands brand. However I’ve also been learning about SMART marketing lately and I want to share its magic with you. While it’s maybe not as straightforward as SWOT it’s definitely something [&hellipThe post SMART Marketing And You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 January 2017 | 2:08 pm

SWOT Analysis And Your Band

SWOT analysis sounds like a big fancy term that marketing folks use in order to talk down to us little guys, and in many ways it is. However after continuing my marketing research and finding it being brought up in just about every music industry marketing book I came to realize that I can’t ignore [&hellipThe post SWOT Analysis And Your Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 10 January 2017 | 11:18 am

Taking The Time For Others

Catering to individuals is one of the most important thing you can do as a band or as a figure in the music industry. Being able to see what the other person is interested in and invest your time in making sure that they see that you care is crucial. This isn’t about catering to [&hellipThe post Taking The Time For Others appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 8 January 2017 | 9:21 pm

What To Expect From Managers

A lot of people who have managers don’t understand what those managers are supposed to do and this leads to crushing I had to face a kind of a frustrating disappointment this week in a friend who I hooked up with a manager this week. This isn’t so much to talk shit on that friend [&hellipThe post What To Expect From Managers appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 8 January 2017 | 8:35 pm