How to Use Your Twitter Account to Get More Gigs [GUEST POST]


This guest post was written by Marcus Taylor, founder of, a music promotion site offering resources to help musicians succeed in the music business.

After a few years of many musicians using Twitter only as a promotional tool, I’m glad to finally see musicians starting to use Twitter effectively — my Twitter feed this morning was full of musicians having conversations with their fans and sharing interesting, exclusive content. Phew!

However, there’s still room for improvement.

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Kickstarter Advice from Successful Indie Artists [GUEST POST]

escape directors kickstarter

When my alternative-pop band, Escape Directors, set out in early 2011 to use the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise money for our new EP, we spent a lot of time researching tips and suggestions from those who had successfully set out to accomplish the same goal. There are a few articles out there giving the basics, but I figured I would share experiences from our successful campaign now that we’ve been through the trenches. I sought out additional advice from a few other Kickstarter-successful artists — Idgy Dean and Case In Theory — to get a more in-depth view of how other indie artists made it happen as well.

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Attend MicControl’s Blog Promotion Webinar and Receive a Free Copy of My Updated E-Book!

MicControl Webinar

Alongside the launch of their brand new consulting services, Jon and Chris over at MicControl are hosting a 45-minute webinar on blog promotion for musicians. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).

These guys are extremely hard workers and have invested huge amounts of their time to learn about how to get in touch with bloggers and create a buzz for your music online.

“…we passionately believe that music blogs are not only THE important filter of today’s music industry, but are also becoming an increasingly important (and easily accessible) marketing tool that ALL emerging musicians should be taking advantage of.”

After the webinar they will also hold a half-hour Q&A session where you can ask additional questions about how to market your music for the blog community. All subscribers will receive 25% off all MicControl’s consulting services, and one lucky winner will win a private Q&A session with Jon and Chris!

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“How to REALLY Get Your Music on Blogs” Has Been Updated…Get it Now!

How to REALLY Get Your Music on Blogs

I thought this day would never come. Work has gotten crazy, and things have slowed a bit here on Tight Mix, but I have somehow found the time to give a nice refresh to my e-book, “How to REALLY Get Your Music on Blogs.” The first version of my e-book was released back in June 2010, and had accumulated over 5,500 downloads since then. I humbly thank all of those who have pressed my shiny download buttons!

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