Tag: marketing advice

  • 4 Ways to Use Festivals to Build Your Network

    4 Ways to Use Festivals to Build Your Network

    + What are you working on? Share your musical goals with us and we’ll help you develop a plan to exceed them! Tell us what you’d like to achieve and a Soundfly Mentor will get back to you within a day or two. When you think of music festivals, you’re probably imagining long, hot, sun-soaked days hopping between stages […]

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  • Feeling Stuck? Try This Goal-Setting Tactic Tonight

    Feeling Stuck? Try This Goal-Setting Tactic Tonight

    + Pursue your dreams faster with a Soundfly Mentor! Share your musical goals with us and we’ll pair you up with a professional musician, engineer, educator, or music industry veteran who will help you achieve them in a customized four-week session. Feeling like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of deadlines, putting out fires, and zero progress? It’s […]

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  • Independent Radio Promotion Guide: How to Contact Radio Stations

    Independent Radio Promotion Guide: How to Contact Radio Stations

    As a musician, there’s a lot of stuff to keep organized when it comes to marketing your music — social media, promotion, contacting press, and building your network are all a part of this process. In past articles, I’ve talked about indie radio as a great way to reach new fans, cultivate solid relationships with […]

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  • How to Create Instagram Ads That Connect with New Fans

    How to Create Instagram Ads That Connect with New Fans

    + Pursue your next social media marketing goal with a Soundfly Mentor like Marta! Soundfly offers four-week mentorship sessions with a pro, customized to you. Get in touch to learn more. Instagram is yet another quintessential outlet to showcase photos from your shows, concert flyers, promo images, music videos, and your general artistic #aesthetic, whether you’re a signed […]

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  • The Ultimate Release Checklist for Your Next Single, Album, or Video Release

    The Ultimate Release Checklist for Your Next Single, Album, or Video Release

    Prepare for your next big release with this thorough checklist of everything you should have put in place well before unleashing your new music!

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  • 8 Effective Ways to Get More Playlist Followers on Spotify

    8 Effective Ways to Get More Playlist Followers on Spotify

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. By Laura Buckler Spotify promises to make music “available to anyone.” This enormous platform is already streaming millions of songs made by talented artists, and as with any […]

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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Small Music Blogs… Not Big Ones

    4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Small Music Blogs… Not Big Ones

    Everyone wants major press placements. I get it. There’s a lot of clout that comes with a feature on Alternative Press, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, etc. However, in their quest to shoot straight to the top, emerging bands are missing a vital component to career growth: small, indie blogs. There are a lot of reasons […]

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  • A Complete SEO Checklist for Musicians

    A Complete SEO Checklist for Musicians

    It’s not easy figuring out how to start optimizing your band’s presence in search engines. So we took all of our SEO (“search engine optimization”) advice and broke it down into one handy checklist. For details on how to do each of the things on the list, you can refer to Bandzoogle’s “Complete Guide to SEO for Musicians” eBook. […]

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  • 6 Ways to Gently Nudge Fans About Buying Tickets to an Upcoming Show

    6 Ways to Gently Nudge Fans About Buying Tickets to an Upcoming Show

    + Pursue your next social media marketing goal with a Soundfly Mentor like Marta! Soundfly offers four-week mentorship sessions with a pro, customized to you. Get in touch to learn more. Concerts are one of the primary ways you’re going to make money as a musician, so while it can be exhausting to promote all of your shows […]

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  • 6 Ways to Make Sure You’re Leaving Nothing on the (Merch) Table

    6 Ways to Make Sure You’re Leaving Nothing on the (Merch) Table

    Here we all are in the future, and what do you know — the music industry hasn’t collapsed! Sure, CDs aren’t selling the way they used to in stores. Neither is digital music, thanks to the explosion of streaming services. But those of us living the nose-to-the-grindstone, unglamorous life of the touring musician know a secret: people […]

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