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CROWD FUNDING: Where do you start?

Unfortunately, we all can’t be Regis Philbin from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. Nephelococcygia is the practice of doing what? A. Finding shapes in clouds B. Sleeping with your eyes open C. Breaking glass with your voice D. Swimming in freezing water For those of you without a falsetto range, don’t worry. The answer [...]

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What a Traditional Booking Agent Will (And Won’t) Do for Your Band

Imagine this: you’re an inventor, and you have built a new kind of multi-tool for home construction that nobody has seen before. You’re certain this tool is fantastic, your family raves about it, and now you want to sell it to the mass market. Do you march up to Home Depot and tell them how [...]

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The Ultimate Guide to Online Concert Promotion

If you’re anything like every other aspiring artist in the world, you probably spend a good deal of time wondering how to increase the attendance of your concerts. Event marketing can be difficult, but as industry veterans, it’s something we’ve gotten pretty good at over the years

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How Your Unsigned Band is Like a Startup

"Should You Rely on Others to Make Your Band Successful?" That is a question I've asked myself many times over the last 15 years. But I've found the more that an unsigned band or rapper chooses to rely on other people to make them successful, rather than relying on themselves to put in the work, the less successful they become. As a local band or local rapper, you are in many ways like a new s...

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Best Way to Promote Your Live Show

I know firsthand how frustrating it can be when it feels like nobody cares about your music. That is exactly how I felt when I started my own band. This is one of the reasons I do what I do. - Ryan Kintz, Co-Founder of Afton