Category Archives: For Bands

Systems Online: An Album Exploring the Digitization of the Self

My band, Job Creators, released out latest album, Systems Online, on June 27. We worked to polish six songs that we are really, really proud to share with everyone. If you’re curious, you can listen on Spotify or, if you’re … Continue reading

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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Apple Music Means for Bands & Fans

Apple Music has gotten a lot of attention since being announced on June 30. Personally, I haven’t been convinced that Apple is offering anything new with the service. If you’re just a distributor, that really only gives you so many options when … Continue reading

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Apple Music & The Make-Believe Streaming Music Market

Apple Music is the latest and greatest to enter a crowded space: the streaming music market. Like the other big new competitor, Tidal, Apple Music is only going to offer paid subscriptions, instead of ad-sponsored free music. But why? Why is … Continue reading

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Why “Humans of New York” Proves Every Cynical Writer & Artist Wrong

A few weeks ago, a journalist met the President. The journalist was a blogger who took photographs and talked to people. He’s also the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Humans of New York.” His name is Brandon Stanton … Continue reading

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Digital Marketing for Bands: Everyone’s Doing it Wrong

There’s a little tiny mushroom industry of music marketers growing. A lot of them offer digital services to help “promote” you. Bands are falling for it. Musicians want to believe that, with enough clever marketing on this magical thing called “the Internet,” … Continue reading

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Want to Market Your Band? Start Moving!

Recently, I found my way to a blog post about giving compelling business presentations and something struck me – the best time to market your band isn’t when you’re sitting behind a keyboard and rattling away on a website or … Continue reading

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YouTube’s Music Service Could Screw Indie Musicians – Here’s Why

It’s been an uphill battle for indie musicians to make a living. Forever. Dwindling CD sales haven’t helped much, either, along with the pittances paid by streaming radio stations like Pandora and Spotify. Well, as rumored, YouTube is planning a premium … Continue reading

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