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SCAM Alert for The Musician’s Secret Weapon

SCAM Alert for The Musician’s Secret Weapon

James Moore March 15, 2014 3

As a music promoter/publicist, I’m always building my contact lists. It’s a constant process. I work with new publications and freelance writers all the time. So, when I see new companies or individuals providing

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Music Marketing And The Illusion Of Optimal

Music Marketing And The Illusion Of Optimal

James Moore March 2, 2014 Comments Off

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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Exclusive Interview with Author, Musician & Music Marketer Joshua Smotherman

Exclusive Interview with Author, Musician & Music Marketer Joshua Smotherman

James Moore January 24, 2014 Comments Off

Joshua Smotherman, a musician and one of the men behind popular musician’s website Middle Tennessee Music, has been a colleague of mine for years now, and I can’t say enough good things about him.

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Why Artists & Labels Should Steer Clear Of Reviewshine

Why Artists & Labels Should Steer Clear Of Reviewshine

James Moore January 5, 2014 Comments Off

One of the most difficult things for artists to do is find legitimate, results-based services and companies to work with in the promotion of their music. Sometimes the presentation is strong and there are

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3 Things DIY Artists Can Learn From Pretty Lights

3 Things DIY Artists Can Learn From Pretty Lights

James Moore December 13, 2013 Comments Off

The following is a guest post by Billy Bones, a music marketing expert who works with record labels in improving their marketing strategies. He is also the founder of Booking Agent Info, the celebrity contact information database.

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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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7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Never Ignore Facebook

7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Never Ignore Facebook

James Moore October 6, 2013 Comments Off

Let’s make one thing clear about Facebook for musicians. I’ve received arguments lately that “it’s not about the likes. It’s about the music” and “it doesn’t matter how many likes you have”. Ok, those

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The Problem With Band Biographies

The Problem With Band Biographies

James Moore September 25, 2013 Comments Off

The following article is an excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus”. Many independent artists struggle with biographies, and it’s no wonder. For many artists, they know that they haven’t “done anything” yet, so they feel

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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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Don’t Put A Chokehold On Your Dream

Don’t Put A Chokehold On Your Dream

James Moore June 17, 2013 Comments Off

I always enjoy a good conversation about music. Just the other week I stopped in at a guitar shop that I don’t often go to, and I ran into my friend Carter Felker (https://soundcloud.com/carter-edwin-felker),

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