Politics And Your Indie Band

One of the most important things that your band needs to realize when working with a label, a manager or anyone of importance is that these people are going to be utilitarians. Your band is ultimately just a chess piece to many industry people. It’s a whole game that’s frankly kind of terrifying but also [&hellipThe post Politics And Your Indie Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 8:22 pm

Spreadsheets And Your Indie Band

I think that a lot of bands underestimate the utility of spreadsheets. This is one of those book keeping things that I am pretty sure you are going to hate but which are also going to make your life incredibly easy when you get through. Spreadsheets documenting just about every aspect of your scene make [&hellipThe post Spreadsheets And Your Indie Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 12:19 pm

What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

There are certain fundamental truths in the music industry that I can guarantee will really free up your thinking. One of these truths that changed my entire strategy for developing bands is this: Every big independent label is trying to be bought by a major. I mean maybe not every one. I’m sure there is [&hellipThe post What Every Record Label REALLY Wants appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 19 February 2017 | 8:12 pm

Crazy People In The Music Industry

One of the weirdly frustrating things about the music industry is the prevalence of crazy people out there. I know that seems unsurprising at first glance, of course tons of people want to get involved in the music industry and odds are a lot of them are going to be crazy, but as luck would [&hellipThe post Crazy People In The Music Industry appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 18 February 2017 | 1:13 pm

What I Learned By Going To The Grammy’s

So I went to the Grammy’s last weekend. That was pretty wild and frankly unexpected. The fact that I went at all was due to a last minute cancellation meaning that a dear friend was able to bring me out for an experience that was frankly unforgettable and in many ways eye opening. It’s the [&hellipThe post What I Learned By Going To The Grammy’s appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | 4:16 pm

Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center

“Get your arthritis out,” R. Carlos Nakai said, shaking out his arms, before his Quartet took the stage of the Piper Repertory Theater at the Mesa Arts Center last Sunday. “Some of this you can move to.” The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet played songs off their latest album, What Lies Beyond, released on Canyon Records [&hellipThe post Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | 1:16 pm

Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band

So something I’ve been struggling properly developing these days has been special pricing and promotional strategies based around pricing. As a result I’m doing what I always do when I come up against a conundrum of this sort – I write about it in order to get my thoughts on the table and properly sorted [&hellipThe post Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 February 2017 | 12:20 pm

Touring With Opening Bands

So something I’ve had a hard time figuring out in recent months has been the sheer struggle of opening bands on small name tours. I’ve seen multiple tours now where there was a headlining band good for say, 50 people in a given market take along an opener who they hoped might be good for [&hellipThe post Touring With Opening Bands appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 12 February 2017 | 2:10 pm

Placement Strategies And You

Placement strategies are one of those things that are almost impossible for DIY bands to actually engage in because so many of the mare so hokey. So often it will be like “Oh do you play Americana? Then ask if the local Americana restaurant will play your CD!” That’s dumb, is not going to increase [&hellipThe post Placement Strategies And You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 12 February 2017 | 2:06 pm

Market Segmentation And Your Indie Band

Market segmentation – now there is a fancy sounding term. It’s also a term that is going to hopefully make you and your band a whole boatload of money – or at least enough that you are able to pay for your day to day expenses. Fortunately it’s not too complicated to start doing this [&hellipThe post Market Segmentation And Your Indie Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 6 February 2017 | 5:34 pm