One of the most frustrating parts of the music industry is the inherent catch 22 that being a part of this places you in. On the one hand you need to tour heavily in order to seriously increase brand awareness and try and meet the right people, on the other hand, no one wants to [&hellip The post appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 24 June 2017 | 2:09 pm

My Label Model

So as regular readers of this blog know, a fair amount of the content within is basically just my ruminations on various business models that I think make the most sense in the industry as it stands today. The latest iteration of this is my model for record labels. Now I think that a lot [&hellip The post My Label Model appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 23 June 2017 | 2:23 pm

A Sense Of Possession In The Industry

One of the things that I love about music is the sense of possession you get out of it. The fact that you can have a record that is your favorite record of all time and no one elses. We all have records in our collection that we are heavily invested in yet none of [&hellip The post A Sense Of Possession In The Industry appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 22 June 2017 | 2:16 pm

Youth Venues And You

One of the most under documented and yet incredibly important parts of the underground music scene are obscure little all ages and high school friendly venues. Usually they are run by someone in their mid 20s and they often play host to countless peoples first bands and helps them with their underage members who stop [&hellip The post Youth Venues And You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 17 June 2017 | 5:14 am

Exhibitionism is a Hoarder’s House of Rolling Stones History

To get to the Rolling Stones’ traveling career retrospective, Exhibitionism, you have to follow the path of many tongues through Chicago’s Navy Pier. Just when you begin feeling lost the band’s iconic tongue logo appears in three-dimensional plaster cast glory standing five feet tall and directs you further still. After tongue number five it becomes [&hellip The post Exhibitionism is a Hoarder’s House of Rolling Stones History appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 16 June 2017 | 6:12 pm

Nirvana Is The Key To DIY Music

What if I told you the most influential rock band of the last thirty years was fronted by a guy whose favorite bands included Swans and Celtic Frost? What if I told you that this band, after their mainstream breakout release then proceeded to put out a surprisingly challenging experimental rock record, and then, after [&hellip The post Nirvana Is The Key To DIY Music appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 16 June 2017 | 5:14 am

The State Of Festivals Today

Festivals are in a weird place right now and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Obviously we have seen an influx in festivals in recent years, especially smaller ones thrown together by local promoters who are able to make two or three tour packages intersect simultaneously. We are also seeing a fair amount [&hellip The post The State Of Festivals Today appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 15 June 2017 | 5:13 am

Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry

One of the most frustrating parts of the industry is dealing with the fact that you can’t really expect anyone to know things. This is a perpetual struggle I’ve run into time and time again, be it for smaller bands not getting that no, you can’t tour when you only have 200 Facebook fans and [&hellip The post Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 11 June 2017 | 10:43 am

Being An Auxiliary Dude

It’s okay to not be the main dude in your bad. I know I’ve written about this a little bit before ,bu I wanted to grow on this. I feel like my “Main dude” article cold have been perceived as slightly condescending wen that was not at all the intention. Rather I wanted to suggest [&hellip The post Being An Auxiliary Dude appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 11 June 2017 | 10:40 am

Disappearing Music Contacts And You

Something that you need to be aware of in the music industry is peoples incredible ability to disappear. I know it sounds corny and even a little USSR-like but when it comes down to it, people ghosting you is a serious issue that you’re going to have to face if you want to progress in [&hellip The post Disappearing Music Contacts And You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 3 June 2017 | 7:07 pm