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How To Organize and Promote An Open Mic

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.​

Open Mic is about 3 things - Location, Hospitality, and Camaraderie. Whether or not you agree with that statement, it's hard to deny the fact that musicians want to go to open mic so they can rub shoulders with other like-minded and talented artists, plug into their local music community, and be where the action is.

With that said, this post is for the person hoping to run and host their own open mic...or the person who…

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Band Merch Online

This guest post was written by Jon Ostrow and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Bandzoogle members have now crossed $20 Million in direct-to-fan sales through their websites (commission-free!). This comprehensive guide will show you how to set up an online merch store for your own band, and give you some ideas for the different types of merch you can sell to your fans.

Part 1: Choosing Your Merch

Before you dive into ordering or creating your merch, there are a few steps to consider to ensure…

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9 ways to build your mailing list (and sell more music online)

This guest post was written by Jon Ostrow and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Question: which is more important: Facebook or email?

Believe it or not, your email is not only more important than Facebook, but also any other social network. Email marketing has been shown to be as much as 40 times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined.

So it is the most important marketing tool you have to keep in touch with your fans, and to make more money for your music career.

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10 Essential Online Music Marketing Tools

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.​

I don’t doubt that you’ve probably heard of every single item on this list. But it’s easy to forget just how many (often free) resources are at your disposal and the ways in which they can help you market your music. So consider this a reminder. In this post, I’ll share why each online tool is helpful and some ways to use them well.

1. Mailing list

For the average artist, the mailing list is that thing you put in the back…

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How to successfully promote your music

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.​

Before Facebook and the era of social media, it was estimated that the average person was exposed to some 2000 ads every day - billboards, television commercials, signs in grocery stores and storefronts, etc, etc.

Since then, that number has probably doubled. This makes promotion very tricky. How do you successfully promote your music when there is so much competition? Below are 6 things you must do to stand out in a sea of…

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