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Why Musicians Shouldn’t Rely On Blog Directories Or Major Media

Why Musicians Shouldn’t Rely On Blog Directories Or Major Media

James Moore November 4, 2013 Comments Off

(An excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus”) Don’t Rely on Blog Directories or Major Media. Hit Everyone and Do Everything. The common thing for artists to do is look up a convenient list

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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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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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The Forgotten Art Of Saying Hello, Spam In Today’s Music Industry

The Forgotten Art Of Saying Hello, Spam In Today’s Music Industry

James Moore March 28, 2013 4

Has the simple act of saying hello been forgotten in the frantic act of getting from here to there in the music industry? Often, it’s the musicians who get a bad rap for spamming…sending

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The Myths And Realities Of Crowd Funding For Musicians

The Myths And Realities Of Crowd Funding For Musicians

James Moore February 20, 2013 Comments Off

Crowd Funding (Excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus – Expanded Edition) Many artists rejoiced when they found out about a fairly recent development in the online music world; crowd funding. Websites such as Kickstarter.com,

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The Reason Bad Music Prevails

The Reason Bad Music Prevails

James Moore December 15, 2012 Comments Off

I believe I’ve come upon one of the many reasons why bad music prevails recently, and before I move into this topic I’d like to explain a few basic things. This is essentially an

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The Ultimate Music Marketing Guide for Independent Musicians

The Ultimate Music Marketing Guide for Independent Musicians

James Moore November 29, 2012 1

For Immediate Release: Nov 28, 2012 – A new “ultimate” independent musician’s marketing guide has been released with the intention of “cleaning up the music promotion game”; the newly released “Your Band Is A

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“Has Your Music Been Featured In The New York Times?” An Exposé on Beatwire.com

“Has Your Music Been Featured In The New York Times?” An Exposé on Beatwire.com

James Moore November 8, 2012 4

UPDATE: As of March 2nd, 2013, Beatwire.com is STILL running this misleading ad entitled “Has Your Music Been Featured In The New York Times?” I’m happy that this piece has circulated so much. Keep

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Industry Expert Jim Hughes of WAP Publishing Explains Music Licensing

Industry Expert Jim Hughes of WAP Publishing Explains Music Licensing

James Moore April 30, 2012 Comments Off

Jim Hughes is a music licensing expert, music-supervisor at WAP Publishing and founder of IndependentMediaPros.com, a network of film composers, bands, sound-designers and post-production professionals. He is constantly searching for music for placements in

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Exclusive Interview with Gritty Acoustic Rockers The Root Cause

James Moore February 16, 2012 Comments Off

Today we have an exclusive with The Root Cause, who inject enough rock and soul into their music to shake you awake from your pop culture slumber. Their track “Common Man” gets a big

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