Category Archives: DIY Music Marketing

Ariel + Sivers + Microphone = Free Knowledge

Mitchell Wagons

Don’t bother getting out your reading glasses, I’ll make this quick. Somehow my youtube wanderings of the day dropped me into the profile of Ariel Publicity.  I blinked a couple of times and realized I was looking at a pile of videos from Ariel Hyatt’s ‘Sound Advice’ series where she is interviewing Derek Sivers.  These are from a couple of years ago and full of great stuff.  I can’t believe I hadn’t seen them before! For those of you who have been living under a rock, Derek Sivers is the guy who started CDBaby, built it into a huge successful company, … Continue reading

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Music Promotion Websites Need A F*&#kn Clue

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You Know The Drill Amazing new service for promoting your band!  Leverages social networking!  You’ll get more new fans than you can shake a stick at!  You’re mailing list will virtually explode thanks to our unique, targeted, laser like, service!  Just think of all the downloads you’ll sell when you connect with thousands of potential fans! Thanks to our proprietary algorithm designed by a former musician, we are able to deliver the promise of the internet right to the doorstep of your practice pad.  You’ll literally wet your pants when you see how our super powerful platform of bullshit introduces your money … Continue reading

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The Music Industry Is Diseased – This Is Good!

Mask with poison symbol

  Howdy there music makers and lovers!  This is a shorty. What happens when you don’t take care of yourself?  When you refuse to see how your ways are toxic to your system?  Well, you get sick.  Diseased.  Heartbroken, or in this case just broke. Well, I can’t have that.  While the titans of the industry of music reap their just rewards for choosing to deposit their heads way deep in the sand (thought I was going to say something else didn’t you!), while they gape at the festering wounds and slowly come to the realization that the snake handler’s … Continue reading

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Making Money – 2 Articles On Creating Your Own Success

Three dollar bill

You can do better than that. I bumped into a couple of great articles on working your money making music mojo and now I’m putting you in the know because that’s how I roll. Both of these posts will fill your brain belly with thought food and hopefully have you staggering away from the buffet with some new ideas for making some cake.  (I have no explanation for the sudden burst of edible metaphors, but I’m going with it.) Ok.  Have at it. VanMusic – Vancouver Music Scene Blog I just started following the VanMusic on twitter because I’m interested … Continue reading

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