8 Things Bandcamp Adviser Andrew Dubber Can Teach About Music In The Digital Age

7 Things Andrew Dubber Can Teach Musicians About Music In The Digital AgeIt was a shiny day in London, and I was having a coffee with a fellow musician. I realized that the biggest part of the conversation was his ranting about the ‘bad situation in independent local music scene’.

“There’s so much knowledge out there, I don’t disagree with you, but it’s scattered all around the web. Impossible to find the really credible resources!”

And then it hit me:

“Why don’t we stop whining and do something creative instead?”
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Free Music Business Ebook: Music Career Killers

Free Music Business Ebooks - Music Career KillersHey guys, I’ve something very special for you today. After speaking to my friend Chris Rockett of the Music Marketing Classroom, I’ve managed to get you a 100% free copy of his ‘Music Career Killers’ ebook. You don’t have to opt into anything or give your email, you can simply download it for free here:

This book comes in the form of a PDF file, and lets you know the top 20 things musicians often do which stops them from getting where they should rightfully be. Thankfully, it also lets you know what you should be doing instead.
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Why You Should Never Give Out Your Music For Free

You should not give your music out for freeGiving out you music for free is a waste of time.

Yes I know, this goes against everything you’ve been taught so far. We all know how hard it is to sell your music to new fans, so the obvious step seems to be giving out loads of freebies until people are ready to buy your music right? Ummm, wrong!

The thing is, giving your music out for free can actually be doing more harm then good. By doing this, musicians are reinforcing the view that music should be free for listeners. In actual fact, musicians have as much right to make money by benefiting other people’s lives as anyone else does. Would someone makes board games just to give them out for free? Would a cleaner clean a hotel if they weren’t getting paid? Would a bus driver allow free passengers just because they enjoy driving? No, no, and NO!
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Music Business Strategies Interview With Promote Your Music

Hi guys, just a quick update today. Chris Rocket from the Promote Your Music blog recently interviewed me (Shaun) for his website. Some of the things we talked about include:
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Why You Need To Invest In Your Music Career

Invest in your music careerToday we’re going to look at the need to invest in your music career. Want to make money from your music, but don’t want to invest in making that happen? I’m sorry to break it to you my friend, but it simply doesn’t work like that.

Let’s make one thing clear: If you want to take your music career past the ‘making music in your bedroom’ stage (And start making money), you will need to invest in it. It really is as simple as that. While finding that money to invest isn’t easy for everyone, it will have to happen sooner or later.

Here are some of the costs you may, and probably will, incur:
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Get Career Changing Advice At The IMA Music Business Academy!

The IMA Music Business Academy Online Music Business CourseHi guys, just to let you know The IMA Music Business Academy has now opened it’s doors and is taking on new members. In the last post, I asked if it’s possible to fast track your music career. My conclusion that yes it was, you simply need to have the right knowledge and guidance available to you. Many musicians waste years doing things through trial and error, and often give up during the process.

The IMA Academy is a course that aims to tackle that, giving musicians the music business knowledge they need to succeed in a fraction of the time. If you have talent but aren’t sure how to get people to pay attention to your music, this could be the course for you!
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Can You Fast Track Your Music Career?

Fast Track Music Business CareerAs many of us know, progressing your music career can be a long journey. It’s not uncommon for musicians to be working at things for years before they start to gain any real recognition, and even then they may not be where they want to be. Unfortunately however, many people give up on their music long before that. The lack of results and the feeling of an uphill struggle can take it’s toll, and often the best option appears to be giving up completely.

But why does it take so long to get your music to the stage where you’re seeing real results? Can you fast track music at all, or do you simply have to go through the grind before you get reap the rewards? This is what we look at today.
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Treating Music As A Business

Music as a businessIf you want to succeed in today’s music industry, you need to treat your music as a business. There’s no two ways about it; If you aren’t willing to put in the work to promote and market your music, you may as well give up now. In order to be successful, you need to do what works. And what works right now is getting off your butt and putting the work in to the right places.

In this article we will be looking at the business of music, and why you need to learn this side of things if you want to do well in your music career. Whether you do independent music or you’re signed to a record label, you need to learn what it is that makes people successful, other then their vocals.

Knowledge is power, so read on and see how much of this you can apply to your independent music career today.
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Music Courses And Learning The Music Business

This guest post is by Alvina Lopez. Guest bloggers are needed, so if you have some music business advice to share with our readers then get in touch.
Music business courses, dvds, books and more can all help with learning.As you may know, there are tons of options when it comes to educating yourself in the art of music. Methods of learning include music business books, DVDs, online lessons, private lessons, and formal higher education. Any of these resources can help, but some will suit your needs better than others. The way you choose to educate yourself on the music business will depend on how you learn best. For example, some people can get all the information they need by reading a book, while others may need a mentor near to answer any questions they may have.

Below are some of the options available for increasing your music business knowledge.
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What It Really Takes To Succeed In The Music Business

How To Succeed In The Music BusinessThis article aims to inform musicians how to succeed in the music business. A lot of bad and outdated advice is shared on the web, much of which leads to musicians wasting valuable time, money and effort. Many people have fallen into the trap of following bad advice, only to reflect a number of months down the line and realise their music career hasn’t progressed very much at all. Due of this, it’s become a widely accepted theory that you can’t make money from your music. This however couldn’t be further from the truth, as we hope to show you today.

Today we aim to debunk this myth, and show you what is really needed to get where you want in the music industry. If you aren’t willing to adjust your thinking and invest both time and money in your independent music career, I suggest you stop reading now. If you’re ready to turn your music into a business however, read on, and make sure you don’t miss a single word.
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