When you're in a band, it's not easy to actually make money from your music.Are you frustrated with the constant struggle of playing shows, but never really succeeding?Chances are one of the first things you'll be doing once your band is playing shows is selling merch... It should be. It’s really easy to sell merchandise …

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For decades, artists have dreamed of success. Traveling the globe, playing shows to thousands of screaming fans, and living the life. Traditionally, this required being signed to a record label. While it’s no longer the case that a band needs to be signed to be successful, and labels are providing less and less support, some …

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The Problem These days, I see a lot of great artists spend time and money in the studio. After months of hard work, the band makes a Facebook post – they’ve released their music on Bandcamp! They might play a release show, or do a quick tour, but after that the promotion for the album …

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In part 1 of this series, we discussed the first stages of putting together a tour and figuring out the optimal route for the tour. In this installment of the series, you'll learn a basic DIY tour budget for bands. If you haven't read part 1 yet, go back and read it now.Though you can …

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One thing that many bands who are just starting out have to learn from experience is how to plan a tour properly. Planning a DIY tour can be really easy for a band that's just getting started, but many artists jump in head first without doing research on how to properly execute a tour. Obviously, …

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