Tag: touring on a shoestring

Considering booking your own tour? This collection of articles will help provide you with the advice and resources you need to start booking better shows, get great audience turn out, and help you use your gigs to sell merch and music and build your fanbase. For more help, check out Soundfly’s free course, Touring on a Shoestring.

  • DIY Touring Course Now on YouTube!

    DIY Touring Course Now on YouTube!

    All 17 episodes of Soundfly’s “Touring on a Shoestring” course are now available on YouTube! Check out the full playlist here. With Soundfly courses on YouTube, you can easily share single videos, embed them in your own blog, or binge watch the whole series in a single sitting! And you can skip forward through the […]

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  • The Musician’s Guide to Touring Japan

    The Musician’s Guide to Touring Japan

    Japan is one of the best places to share your music. If you weren’t already planning your tour there when this article popped up, you might as well start now! I just got off the plane not three hours ago, and looking back it was the best tour of my life. Let me share with […]

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  • Madam West on How to Hustle as a Musician

    Madam West on How to Hustle as a Musician

    A couple weeks ago I got an email out of the blue from Sophie Chernin of Brooklyn band Madam West. Little did I know at the time that I was just part of her daily ritual—send one press email, one booking email, and one studio or engineer email every day. In fact, the more I […]

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  • Marketing Advice for Young Bands with Dustin Nelson

    Marketing Advice for Young Bands with Dustin Nelson

    We recently sat down with the one and only Dustin Nelson, Marketing Director at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge. He shared with us a ton of good tips and tools that an artist can use to get a booker’s attention, as well as what not to do. Check it out! You can find this […]

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  • You Should Be Touring

    You Should Be Touring

    By Michael Corcoran Michael Corcoran is the CEO of musicSUBMIT, a music publicity service for DIY artists. This article was reblogged from musicSUBMIT’s tumblr, you can read the original here. Last month the CD Baby DIY Musician blog posted “Do traditional tours still make sense for independent artists” by guest blogger Jason Schellhardt. The blog post states that […]

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  • Revisiting the Pomplamoose Tour Story

    Revisiting the Pomplamoose Tour Story

    You may have read about YouTube music video stars Pomplamoose exposing their tour earnings for all the world to see and comment on, via their blog. If you haven’t, its quite worth the read, so head over here to check it out. The surprising detail, which has since become a viral topic of conversation among indie […]

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  • Check Out Our New Creative Music Courses

    Check Out Our New Creative Music Courses

    These days, it seems like anywhere you turn you encounter prophecies of doom about the state of modern music. Label execs with money on their minds see shrinking sales and panic. Tastmakers see hit factories churning out the same songs again and again and decry the end of creative expression. But from our vantage point, we […]

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