How To Book Shows Without Looking Like An Asshole

So something that a lot of bands seem to struggle with is booking tours without making fools of themselves by posting all over social media. This is not the way to go, it means that people don’t take you seriously and that you’re not building yourself up towards success. Instead it just makes you look [&hellip The post How To Book Shows Without Looking Like An Asshole appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 23 July 2017 | 10:09 pm

Spotting Fake Record Labels

So one thing that I’ve seen happen to tons of bands that I work with is differentiating between real and bogus record deals. Every day dozens, if not hundreds of bands think they’ve finally made the big time and end up signing a record deal that hurts their reputations, makes them lose money and generally [&hellip The post Spotting Fake Record Labels appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 18 July 2017 | 6:52 pm

Dealing With Bad Press

Dealing with bad reviews is always a struggle. No one wants to have to come to terms with a bad review and how it reflects upon their band. However a lot of bands react to a bad review in the worst possible way and this only leaves them open to more negativity. I think that [&hellip The post Dealing With Bad Press appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 15 July 2017 | 1:16 pm

How To Follow Up

So I’ve discussed before in passing the importance of following up, but I don’t think I’ve ever gotten into the nitty gritty of it and how to really show people what you are doing and what you want without coming off as a rock star or a poser. There are a couple basic rules though [&hellip The post How To Follow Up appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 July 2017 | 6:03 pm

A Reaction To Reaction Articles

So you want to know one of the biggest things ruining the industry these days? It’s going to make you laugh when you hear me say it, but it’s bloggers. It’s bloggers writing about things that are ruining music which are ruining music. It creates this sort of weird circle jerk that only is going [&hellip The post A Reaction To Reaction Articles appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 8 July 2017 | 2:25 pm

Don’t Be An Industry Poser!

One of the things that really frustrates me is people who are big in a local music scene and then don’t actually do anything. Be aware that this is going to be kind of a rant but it’s been a long time coming. Now realize that this isn’t targeted at people in bands, though it [&hellip The post Don’t Be An Industry Poser! appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 5 July 2017 | 2:26 pm

The Importance Of Studying The Music Industry

For an industry that seems exceptionally obsessed with being a badass who doesn’t follow the rules I think that there’s exceptional importance to making sure that things are set up in a way that makes sense and is going to enhance your brand over the long term. I started thinking about this today when I [&hellip The post The Importance Of Studying The Music Industry appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 3 July 2017 | 5:12 pm

Social Media, Aesthetic and You

Some bands don’t get popular off of their music but their aesthetic. I know that’s insane but that’s the case. I mean that’s sort of the culture we live in – one of aesthetic. Now while on the one hand this is obvious with folks like Danielle Bregoli. There’s no talent there but she represents [&hellip The post Social Media, Aesthetic and You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 2 July 2017 | 7:07 am

Local Band Syndrome

So the other night I was out with a band I manage. They were on some godawful show or another with five local bands and I was sweaty and drunk. Band after band came on and we would make jokes with each other about how I should totally sign this band or that. Of course [&hellip The post Local Band Syndrome appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 1 July 2017 | 7:13 pm

Sampling Error And Your Band

So one of the big things that I see a lot of bands I work with have to deal with is sampling error. People don’t seem to get this and they don’t understand that this confusion is a fundamental part of the human condition. See – when you hear about a band like KISS or [&hellip The post Sampling Error And Your Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 1 July 2017 | 7:10 pm