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The Importance of Imagery and Branding for Musicians

We have all heard it… “You guys are definitely going to make it” “You’ve got something special” “Your music is so original” So after years of lugging your instruments around the country, playing show after show for hardly any reward and a crowd which thins out when its to …

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Pay to Play gigs

The Truth About Pay-to-Play Gigs

Pay-to-Play gigs are becoming less and less common (thankfully!) but they do still exist. Essentially they are deals made between the gig promoter and the unsigned band/artist wanting to play at the gig. The band/artist pays the promoter and also pay to sell tickets for the gig and all the money goe …

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Using Influencers to Increase Your Popularity

Influencers are individuals or companies in the industry that are considered tastemakers. They look out for new music and blog/tweet/post/discuss and basically talk about what they think of this music or at least give it some exposure. They are (usually) trusted names in the blogosphere or across so …

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A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture – Part 3

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture - Part 1

Writing Music and Songs for Corporate Video, Adverts and Video Games See here you'd like to find o …

Making Money from Music: Fan Relationship

making money from music

It is obvious that building a fan base is essential when making a career for yourself in the music i …

Making Money from Music: Live Performance

making money from music

In an age where music is basically free thanks to piracy and streaming sites, the live music industr …

Making Money From Music: Intellectual Property

making money from music

Every artist’s dream is to be able to quit the day job and focus on their music full time. But in …

Using Music Conferences to KickStart your Music Career

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Steve Palfreyman is the man behind the Music Launch Summit, the largest online conference in the mus …

Quality Track Production and its Role in Skyrocketing Your Career

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The relief that comes from a finished track is mostly felt when an artist completes the lyrics to a …

How To Approach A PR Company

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When you run a PR company you tend to get a lot of bands asking if you’d like to check out their m …

International Marketing Advice from No Angel Records

international marketing advice

Here at Help For Bands, we are always trying to write blogs that musicians of all styles and abiliti …

How to find Songwriting Opportunities

How to find Songwriting Opportunities

Ways in which I first started writing for other people came to me as such a surprise. I’d just sta …

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture – Part 2

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture - Part 1

Writing Music and Songs for Film and Television If you missed out on Part 1 of Writing and Pitching …

The Fundamentals of Filming a Music Video

The Fundamentals of Filming a Music Video

Filming your first music video as a musician can be an exciting yet daunting experience, particularl …

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture – Part 1

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture - Part 1

A Brief Sync Background In recent years, ‘Sync’ or “Synch’ has become a buzz word in the mu …

The Benefits of Radio Play

The Benefits of Radio Play

Radio, for me, has been a career for life - ever since landing my first show, aged just 14. Since th …

The Importance of Research

The Importance of Research

Find opportunities All festivals far and wide, whether small or large, tend to look for some unsign …

10 Ways to Increase your Views on YouTube

10 Ways to Increase your Views on YouTube

  1. SEO Your Video Your video title and tags should be optimised for the search terms yo …

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