The Broke Musician Complex

This tension around money is likely compounded by a lack of transparency about what other (rising) bands are investing in. The effect is that often bands skimp out on things that are actually essential. Unfortunately skimping out on things like pro photos or aspects of actually promoting the music they’ve spent all this money to record, ends up costing them money (not to mention, time, energy and sanity) in the long term.

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Talking Social Media & Traditional Media with the Dumb & Dumber Podcast

It’s not enough to set goals with social media for your band. You need to create content at scale and smash those goals daily.. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #186 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Monica Strut , The Social Media Shredder! Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) “On this episode…

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How to Not Annoy People on Social Media by Promoting Your Band’s Shit.

Last week I posted in my Facebook group asking my awesome community if they ever felt like they were annoying people by promoting their band on social media. Overwhelmingly the answer was YES. They were concerned they were spamming people and knew that promoting themselves was essential but basically felt awkward about it. So I’m…

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How to Get More (Organic) Views on Your Video Clips

So, you have a killer video clip.  No doubt you’ve used my free download ‘How To Plan a Video Clip’ to organise it (if you haven’t, you can click here to get it).  Now what? YouTube is a different beast to Facebook and Instagram. It’s a platform where users can actually ‘discover’ new artists. In…

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Social Media Shredder eBook!

Guys, I can’t believe I’m writing this… As of today, you can officially order my new book Social Media Shredder: Use Social Media to Grow Your Band’s Audience and Reach the Next Level in Your Career! This book has been a long time coming. The little bro to my Social Media Shredder course, this book…

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3 Easy Social Media Tips to Get Your Band More Exposure

1. Share all posts from the band Facebook page. Whenever your band posts on Facebook, have all members share the post from the band page straight away. High engagement within the first hour shows Facebook your post is interesting and the algorithms will show that post to more people. Doing this, as opposed to uploading…

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