Rant – The Music Business Is Not A Business.

Posted on October 11th, 2013   Comments:

Many years ago, back when I had a big team of managers, lawyers, agents and the rest… One person stood out to me above all of them. He was the 18 year old intern of my manager at the time. This kid was crazy smart. He was promoting major events with artists like the Black […]

Darth Vader’s Guide To Getting Your Fans To Engage

Posted on July 29th, 2013   Comments:

You don’t have to be able to perform Jedi mind tricks in order to get people to open up your emails, read your blog posts, or watch your videos. You just need a hook and a great headline. But often when we sit down to write our minds go blank and what comes out is […]

“This Is My Last Chance To make It With My Music.” – MMM Podcast Episode #9

Posted on May 29th, 2013   Comments:

  In Episode #9 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we discuss Twitter Music, Crowd Sourcing Post-Amanda-Palmer, and I also share an excerpt from a recent Insider Circle coaching call in which musician, Ace Collins, shares the story of how he went from a single subscriber (himself) to over 500 subscribers in just three and […]

How To Clone Your Fans With Facebook’s Lookalike Audiences

Posted on May 13th, 2013   Comments:

Targeting, in the simplest sense isn’t all that difficult. You just ask yourself where the people who would like your kind of music are hanging out, and then jump in front of those people with an ad. But answering that question is often more difficult than some musicians might initially think. Fortunately Facebook recently rolled […]

Innovative Single “Launch” Takes Belgian Indie Rock Band, Garcia Goodbye, To New Heights.

Posted on February 11th, 2013   Comments:

Here on MusicMarketingManifesto.com we focus on marketing strategies that get consistent results and ultimately lead to generating a profit from your music.   However sometimes you need to throw all the strategy out the window and just do something cool.   That’s exactly what Belgium Indie Rock Band, Garcia Goodbye, did when they decided to […]

A No-Cost Back Door To Getting On The Radio

Posted on December 12th, 2012   Comments:

Today I’d like to share a resource with you guys that only came to my attention recently. It’s called RadioGuestList.com and it’s essentially a no-cost back door to getting radio publicity and exposure. In a nutshell, RGL is a service that connects radio show bookers, podcasters, talk radio show hosts and even television producers with […]

10 Ways You Can Make More Profit Per Fan – (Part 2)

Posted on September 19th, 2012   Comments:

Okay, first things first… This post is about two weeks overdue. My apologies there. Secondly, if you have not yet read Part 1 in the “How To Make More Money For Each Album Sold”, please do so before proceeding. You can find it here. Alrighty then. With that out of the way… In the recent […]

Amanda Palmer Raises Nearly $1,000,000 with KickStarter – Shattering Previous Records.

Posted on May 28th, 2012   Comments:

If you’re a member of the Insider Circle, or even a long time reader of this blog than you’ve no doubt heard me talk about Amanda Palmer. Amanda is a singer songwriter, painter, author and all around rock n’ roll warrior. In my opinion she is hands down the most interesting independent artist out there, […]

Sell Your Music On Itunes

Posted on April 20th, 2012   Comments:

It’s no secret that itunes has single handedly forced the record store into extinction. Therefore, if you’re a musician it goes with out saying that you you’re going to want to sell your music on itunes and get access to their enormous international audience. Fortunately this is not difficult to do. In fact any independent […]

Are You Normal? Find Out How You Stack Up Against The Average Musician

Posted on March 13th, 2012   Comments:

It’s a little talked about secret that most musicians exaggerate when it comes to their stats. Hell, most straight up lie. Show of hands, who here is celebrating their 6th 29th birthday? That’s what I thought… Well, with all of the vague, convoluted and outdated stats floating around on the internet about the music industry, […]

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