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5 Simple Website Mistakes Musicians Make

by Ross Barber

As both a designer and someone who loves music, I visit a lot of musician websites for various reasons. Sometimes it’s to check out what other designers are doing for musicians, and most of the time it’s just because I want to find out more about a band I’ve discovered via Twitter or Spotify. There are a lot of great band websites out there, but for every great one, there are are a few…well, less than great ones. Here are a few of the most common website mistakes I see bands and artists making, and how they can be avoided.

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Music Podcasts

Music Marketing and Music Business Podcasts

by Ross Barber

I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. I find they make a great soundtrack to working, cooking, cleaning – you name it. There’s always opportunity and time to be learning, and if we can be entertained while doing it, then even better! I wanted to share some of my favourite music industry related podcasts with you in the hope that you’ll find some that you like, and hopefully pick up some great tips along the way.

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Rigo Acensio

Killed The Fixtion on Growing a Fanbase Online

by Ross Barber

The music scene online is a crowded place. There are so many bands and artists vying for our attention, and along with that there are plenty of music industry experts telling them how to use social media to attract and engage new fans. I wanted to speak with a band who I think are doing things right to find out what impact social media has had (and continues to have) on their career.

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Epik Music Videos

How Much Does A Music Video Cost?

by Tai Campbell (Guest Contributor)

The following is a guest post from Tai Campbell, creative director and music video producer at Epik Music Videos, London. As a professional music video maker, I am often faced with questions from musicians and band managers who would ask me, “Why is it so expensive?” I usually tell them that it’s not a one person job. Even when you as the artist might seem to be doing a majority of the work on screen, there are a lot many people working behind the camera to make it all look brilliant!

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go indie - advice from independent musicians

#GoIndie: Words of Advice from 16 Independent Musicians

by Ross Barber

As creative people, we’re always learning and growing. To close this part of the #GoIndie series, I asked 16 artists to share some advice based on what they’ve learned and experienced in their own careers. Everyone’s journey and experience is going to be different, but I think that there are things that we can all learn from one another, regardless of our genre, location or background.

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GoIndie - The Challenges of Being an Independent Musician

#GoIndie: 16 Musicians On The Challenges of Being Independent

by Ross Barber

In the first #GoIndie post, 16 of my favourite artists discussed the advantages of being independent. In this second instalment, I’ve asked the same artists what they’ve found the biggest challenges are, and how they’ve overcome, or are working to overcome them. I hope this post offers some insight into how other independent artists manage their careers. I believe that we’re all in this together and should support and offer advice and assistance whenever we can. While independence is not always an easy path, there are definitely still successes and rewards out there for the taking.

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