05.10.14

Touring In Africa

I’ve never been on tour in Africa, but I was just thinking how cool it would be. I would love to be able to do exotic things while traveling and performing music. It would be awesome to go on a safari tour in Africa during the day, then hit the stage to perform in the evening.

I found this cool site that offers a lot of great luxury travel packages http://www.coxandkingsusa.com/travel-destinations/africa-and-indian-ocean/¬†but it’s waaayyy expensive. Just touring will not be enough to pay for this type of vacation unless I start getting some serious followers.

Anyway, I was just thinking how cool that would be. To be able to travel around the world performing music live and doing cool stuff like visiting landmarks and having exciting experiences that you wouldn’t normally get at home.

It would be really cool to be able to perform for a great cause like these guys

You would be able to travel, have great experiences, play music, and help change the world for the better.

04.9.14

Forget The Labels – Promote Your Own Music

In this day and age, record labels can only offer independent artists so much. Labels are becoming obsolete. Sure, they can help you get a lot of publicity and really take your music to a whole new audience. But the truth is, they aren’t at all necessary. There are plenty of resources available that will help you promote your own music.

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With the help of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc., it’s becoming very easy for artists to become completely self-reliant.

It’s incredible how many people keep insisting that the music industry is in decline. It’s understandable that major record labels were getting scared that they would go out of business 15 years ago, but it’s obvious now that the music industry has a brighter future than ever. The only difference between now and the way it was in the 90s is that the wealth is slightly less concentrated, and millions of independent artists are now getting exposure that they never would have had access to a decade ago.

There are some really incredible services like TopSpin that make it incredibly easy for musicians on a budget to promote themselves. Helpful blogs like JamMob will keep you in the loop regarding all kinds of great music marketing tips.

You can even record yourself without spending tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in a professional studio. Logic or ProTools will help you do the job remarkably well with a bit of training and the right interface.

In the following video, you will see a classic speech that explains exactly why the music industry will never die as long as independent artists follow a simple formula. This formula will work forever.

It’s important to always keep this in mind. Connect with fans and give them a reason to buy. It’s simple, but effective, and no changes to the music industry will ever change the fact that this simple formula just plain works.

Now you may also want to keep up with new resources and technologies that will allow you kickstart your career in the music industry. This simple tip will teach you how to harness the power of LinkedIn to make some serious connections in the music industry http://blog.jammob.com/how-to-promote-your-music-to-the-right-people/