by Robert Nicholson, Sonicbids
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You just finished your album, and now it's time to head out onto the road - but you're broke! All of your cash was sunk into mastering your tracks, and you've got nothing left. Instead of heading back to the 9-5 to waste your time saving up for the road, try something different: crowd fund your tour. An old practice reimagined for the new world, crowd funding is the newest way to fund your project via the internet. There are plenty of options out there, so to help you narrow down which platform is right for you, here are the five best sites to crowdfund your next tour.
I’ve read at least a dozen articles with people who make sweeping claims like “Don’t release in January” that quite honestly don’t have any idea what the hell they’re talking about. When you should release your album depends on A LOT of factors and there’s no simple reason why you should pick one month over another. It all has to do with what your plans are AFTER the release. Let’s take a look.
This article written by Christopher Knab is one that we constantly read. Musicians - you probably spend a lot of money supporting your craft every year, paying for instruments and amps, photos and photocopies, practice room space and van rentals. Wouldn't it be nice to deduct some of lose expenses on your income taxes? Maybe you can.
So your thinking about releasing an album and trying to figure out exactly where to start? These are 10 things you may want to do before you release your album. The methods can be applied to your mixtape, demo, E.P., single etc. Feel free to check out the article below as well as drop some comments in the post below. Following are, in no particular order, 10 important things you should do before you release your album:
If you’re a musician or composer, you probably have a basic sense of the ways you can make money. Some revenue streams are simple to understand, like playing shows, or selling CDs or t-shirts. But there are many, many more ways that musicians can earn money from their compositions, performances, sound recordings, brand, or knowledge of the craft. We list 40 of them below.
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