A New Take On Crowd Sourcing & A Discussion About Haters: Podcast Episode 12

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In this episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast Tyler Palmer joins us to discuss Patreon; crowd funding platform with a twist. We also have a frank discussion about haters and trolls, what’s normal, and whether or not it’s worth taking any of it on board. We also share some of the more outlandish hate […]

Attack of the Penguin – Search Engine Optimization As We Know It Has Changed.

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This is one of those things that I really hemmed and hawed over writing about here on the Music Marketing Manifesto blog. It’s something that is incredibly important, but I honestly don’t know how many musicians actually care… You may or may not be aware of the fact that Google released a massive update to […]

A Music Business Plan For The Independent Musician

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Recently I was going through my stats for the Music Marketing Manifesto blog and saw something really depressing under “search engine terms”. Take a look at a query that brought someone to my site… Dude! How much does that suck? As musicians we all dread that potential “end of the line”, where (God forbid), we […]

Sell Your Music On Itunes

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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 […]

Using Search Engine Traffic to Promote Your Music With Sean Mize

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  In this weeks Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast¬†we’ve got a really special guest. His name is Sean Mize. Sean happens to be the number #2 article marketer in the world (by volume), and he happens to be one of just a small handful of guys that I consider to have been major contributors to my […]

SpeakPipe – Long Gone Are The Days Of The Aloof Rock Star…

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There once was a time when being a rock star meant cultivating a JD Salinger-esque persona and keeping the public at arms length. I don’t think I’ve ever admitted this to anyone, but years ago I used to have several fake “assistants” to help me deal with my fan mail because I just didn’t think […]

Music Industry Statistics – Find Out How You Stack Up Against The Average Indpendent Musician

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One of the things I’ve noticed while researching various topics for articles and blog posts is the lack of reliable statistics relating to independent musicians. It’s easy enough to pull up statistics from the Recording Industry Association of America but their data is largely related to what is happening in the main stream of the […]

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

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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, […]

Rant – Is Social Media Worth It For Musicians?

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Show of hands… Who has 1000+ Facebook friends and hasn’t sold a single album or made one red cent as a result? …I thought so. Social media has always been a very misunderstood platform for many. Part of that is because so many people with ulterior motives have built lucrative careers for themselves as “social […]

Getting Your Music in Television and Film with Music Supervisor, Joe Paganelli

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  In episode #2 of the Music Marketing Manifesto podcast I interview music supervisor, Joe Paganelli from Shovelhead media. Listen and/or subscribe on itunes. Joe discusses the reality of pitching music supervisors and what it takes to get your music in television and film. We also take more questions from the MMM audience, discuss industry […]

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