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Music Marketing And The Illusion Of Optimal

Music Marketing And The Illusion Of Optimal

James Moore March 2, 2014 0

When it comes to independent musicians planning an album release or any kind of promotion efforts for that matter, artists often ask me about what the optimal situation or timing would be. It’s typically

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3 Lies Your Fans Tell Themselves About House Concerts

3 Lies Your Fans Tell Themselves About House Concerts

James Moore November 16, 2013 Comments Off

The following article is a guest post by Jennine Kristianson, owner of onlySKYartist.com, who was kind enough to reach out to me with her expertise on house concerts, something I learned about in the past and

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9 Ways To Make Your Music Go Viral

9 Ways To Make Your Music Go Viral

James Moore November 13, 2013 Comments Off

Monks of Mellonwah are an example of an act who have, and are, covering all the bases while still being true to their artistic vision, and it’s paying off, with worldwide tour dates, licensing

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3 Critical Mistakes Independent Artists Make With Release Dates

3 Critical Mistakes Independent Artists Make With Release Dates

James Moore September 3, 2013 Comments Off

How to release an album is a confusing topic for many musicians, and this article is not meant to answer every question or give a “one size fits all” template of any kind. However,

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On Why Independent Musicians Should Ditch The Question “What Should I Do?”

On Why Independent Musicians Should Ditch The Question “What Should I Do?”

James Moore July 12, 2013 Comments Off

“What Should I Do?” It’s the most common question asked by independent musicians, and it’s part of our culture in a major way, in every matter from spiritual growth to education. Artists often fail

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5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

James Moore May 14, 2013 10

Sorry for my bluntness. This is a quick point about the importance of finishing/releasing your album or EP. I often receive submissions from artists seeking promotion to music media. I’m always excited to take

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Vents Magazine Is The Place For Quality Independent Music

Vents Magazine Is The Place For Quality Independent Music

James Moore January 24, 2013 Comments Off

One thing I see consistently in the music business is independent artists becoming discouraged after contacting the “Top 50 music blogs”, or scouring Hype Machine, and getting no response. All I can say is

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Marcus Reeves

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Marcus Reeves

James Moore December 17, 2012 Comments Off

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Marcus Reeves…allow me to explain. A press release arrived in my inbox, as they often do, and as I prepared to be unimpressed by over-the-top hype, a strange photo on

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Exclusive Interview with Moksha Sommer of HuDost

Exclusive Interview with Moksha Sommer of HuDost

James Moore May 30, 2012 Comments Off

Today’s exclusive interview is a special one. Moksha Sommer, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist behind the absolutely brilliant neo-folk/world/rock project HuDost, where she teams up with guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jemal Wade Hines and a host of other

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Exclusive interview with Chicago rock n roll singer songwriter Colin Tyler

James Moore February 16, 2012 Comments Off

Chicago singer-songwriter Colin Tyler took the time to share some of his views on his recent work, as well as the music industry. Listening to some of his material, he really strikes me as

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