DIY Roundup: Tips for Musicians From Around the Web

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A roundup of recent blogger tips and techniques for musicians from around the web. Find out more about the importance of band branding, how often a band should play, and music conference tips for indie artists.

Brand Your Band With Style Just like any business start-up, a newly formed band needs to establish a brand. A sense of style is just as important as musical talent, a distinct sound and poignant lyrics.

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How Often Should You Play? 6 Drawbacks to Playing More Shows There is such a thing as playing too often, especially in the same market. Here are some of the biggest reasons why you should limit the number of shows you play:

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Music Conference Tips for Independent Artists The competition at a music industry conference is steep and abundant. Hundreds and even thousands of delegates buzz about like swarms of hungry bees trying to promote themselves and get a piece of the proverbial honey jar.  Amidst the din and racket the task of promoting yourself can be daunting.

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