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5 Ways to Easily Repurpose Your Content with Kapwing

5 Ways to Easily Repurpose Your Content with Kapwing This is a guest post from the Artist Collective Blog by Grace Windheim and Leonard Patterson. Disclosure: I only recommend products I use myself (let alone write about them). This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a
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Songs to Help You Get Through Quarantine

Songs to Help You Get Through Quarantine Quarantine has been tough on all of us and it’s important to stay positive and optimistic in times like these. Music has such a powerful effect on the way we see the world and because of this, we asked each of our Blog contributors to make a playlist
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Eddie Van Halen, January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020

One of the Greatest To Ever Do It The music world is mourning the loss of one of the greatest musicians to ever perform, Eddie Van Halen. Eddie died at the age of 65 on October 6th, 2020, after a long battle with throat cancer.  Eddie along with his brother Alex Van Halen were the
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Free Drum Samples! Gigmor Sample Pack Vol. 1

You can never have too many free drum samples! We’re proud to introduce our very first (of many) sample pack. No matter what kind of music you make, samples can speed up your work flow and inspire new ideas. Gigmor Sample Pack Volume 1 includes 38, 100% royalty-free drum samples for you to use in
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John Lennon’s 80th Birthday

To celebrate what would be John Lennon’s 80th birthday, on Friday, October 9th, Blurred Vision lead singer Sepp Osley has organized a tribute live stream concert which will be available to watch on YouTube at 3:00p.m. ET. This show will be hosted at the famous Hard Rock Hotel in London and will feature some big
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How to get on Spotify Playlists

How to get on Spotify playlists So you have a new song releasing soon. You’ve submitted your single to be released on all streaming platforms. Now what? What else can you do now while you wait? Well, once you sign up for Spotify for Artists, you have the ability to pitch your upcoming release to
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Facebook’s [not new] Music Guidelines – What You Need to Know

Facebook Music Guidelines – What You Need to Know WHY FACEBOOK’S POLICY ON USING MUSIC IN VIDEO HASN’T CHANGED BUT YOUR LIVESTREAM STRATEGY MIGHT NEED TO. Countless articles have been published across the web leading us to believe that Facebook has “new” music guidelines going into effect on Oct. 1st. These reports claim that —
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How To Add Music To Your Instagram Story

How to Add Music to Your Instagram Story        Here is a simple guide to easily join the millions of people getting creative by adding music to their Instagram Stories.  Your browser does not support iframes. What is now known as the Instagram “music sticker” works for photos and videos posted onto ones
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Live Streaming for Musicians

Live streaming for musicians It’s been a long few months…Live music is still on pause and live streaming isn’t going anywhere. We’ve been live streaming with Gigmor musicians since the very start and we’ve learned a lot in the process. We decided to put together a Live Streaming for Musicians primer for anyone looking to
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5 Practical Music Marketing Tips for Artists Who Want to Get Noticed

Practical Music Marketing Tips for Artists Who Want to Get Noticed As an artist living in this day-and-age, you have more at your disposal than ever before. It’s too easy to believe that you are living in the “wrong era.” What’s harder is to understand that you are actually living in the best era to
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Check out Morgan Jay on last week’s Gigmor Live

LA based musician/comedian Morgan Jay made a very special appearance on Gigmor Live last week. Check out this clip of his original song A/S/L from his performance. Morgan recently appeared on NBC’s Bring The Funny where he finished as a semi-finalist!  Morgan is crazy funny and we were so lucky to have him on Gigmor
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How to Promote with Emotions (And Why)

This guest post by Leonard Patterson is an updated version from IndieBandCoach.com UNDERSTANDING WHY EMOTIONAL RESPONSES TO YOUR PROMO ARE MORE INFLUENTIAL TO FAN ENGAGEMENT THAN THE PROMO ITSELF. Now more than ever, it’s not just enough to show up. You have to stand out. As we all know, the pandemic has leveled the playing
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Let this be your most creative season, not your driest: How to beat writer’s block

Let unforeseen circumstances become your new creative break: How to beat writer’s block   “There is no set way to write a song, either they come or they don’t?” Do you agree? Everyone has had that “Where-did-that-come-from?” moment after finishing a song.  You are hit with the reality that what you just created is going to
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Stay Productive During Quarantine

How Can Artists Stay Productive During Quarantine? This may be a question you’ve asked yourself, day after day, for the past couple of months. It’s so easy for one Netflix show in the morning to turn into five by lunch. It seems as though there isn’t much of a point to create if you can’t
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17 Things I’ve Learned Using Instagram Live for 17 Straight Days

Towards the end of June, I decided I wanted to find out more about Instagram LIVE. So, as I usually do, I started researching blogs, courses, and social media experts. They were very detailed and I learned a lot of information, but as Gary Vee has alluded to, you can’t do push ups by talking
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The Jacks Cover Someday by The Strokes on Gigmor Live

Check out The Jacks awesome quarantine cover of Someday by The Strokes on Gigmor Live! “If any band is poised to help bring authenticity back to rock & roll, it’s The Jacks. The way they see it, playing rock at a time when pop and hip-hop are dominating the charts is an act of defiance.
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Being the Slickrock to your TikToks: 3 Tips to Engage with your Audience

Being the Slickrock to your TikToks: 3 Tips to Successfully Engage with your Audience While a large portion of the world relies on social interfaces like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, there’s no questioning how much TikTok has transformed since the start of the pandemic. While users are maintaining their communication & entertainment needs through their
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Promote Your Livestreams on These Sites for Free

It felt so promising, right?  We thought we’d weathered the initial storm known as 2020 — venues starting to open back up and glimpses of “normal” were starting to appear (whatever that means nowadays). But as reality creeps in and covid cases rise, state governors are forced to press pause or backtrack all together on
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You Are an Artist and COVID Does Not Stop That

As we all know, COVID-19 is part of daily life and not the passing malady we hoped. While there are some signs of a comeback, live music is still very much paused. However, we have been incredibly inspired by the creativity we have seen within the industry and the Gigmor community. Artists have continued to
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Interview with Gigmor Live favorite, Sam Hastings

Today we sat down (virtually of course) with singer-songwriter and Gigmor artist, Sam Hastings! Sam has a raw singer-songwriter style a la Dave Matthews and James Blake. Sam is no stranger to Gigmor, as he has performed on our live stream quite a few times. Click here to watch one of his recent performances and
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Songs for Good: Music as a Power Tool for Civic-Engagement and Community Building

In addition to the COVID-19 outbreak, protests around the world had recently gathered from all parts of the globe to mourn over the ruthless deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and thousands of others who deserve justice. There’s no questioning this: a lot has happened in the past three months. Despite this, the
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3 Virus-Proof Marketing Ideas

Guest blog post by Leonard Patterson, Indie Band Coach Here’s the truth: No one knows when the pandemic will end, or what the word “end” even means. Anything published or announced is an estimated guess at best. And that’s not just effecting performers like musicians, DJ’s, and bands. According to a survey conducted by the
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5 Types of Content You Can Easily Share on Social Media

Guest post by Leonard Patterson, Indie Band Coach 5 TYPES OF CONTENT YOU CAN SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND EXAMPLES OF ACCOUNTS THAT USE THEM Question for you! I know it may have been a while considering the whole stay at home season we’re in, but think back to when was the last time you
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Turn Your Audio Into Visuals With The Wavve App

Guest post by Leonard Patterson, originally published on IndieBandCoach.com If there’s one thing that’s needed right now, it’s for artists to be able to express themselves. If we’re going to turn this “mess” into a “message”, it’s going to involve music. One of the ways I like to repurpose content is with the Wavve app,
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June’s Virtual Courses: Classes & Lessons to Power Up Your Musicianship

Over the past two months, COVID-19 has affected the music industry with a ruthless amount of hits — pushing the entire music community to quickly adapt to what we now call the New Normal. Despite these abrupt changes, it hasn’t stopped musicians and event professionals from concocting a large array of innovative ideas to continue
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A Quick Dive Into Facebook Live

Guest post by Leonard Patterson, Indie Band Coach Sometimes it’s necessary to test the waters, other times you just need to jump in with both feet. Yes, there are tons of options when it comes to creating content, making videos, and streaming online, but very few are as easy and accessible as going live on
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How to Build Your Ideal Tech Stack

How to Build Your Ideal Tech Stack Guest post by Leonard Patterson, Indie Band Coach Before you get bogged down in any tech, just remember that the point of all of this is to connect with our audience. So don’t get so obsessed with any one piece of gear or new application that you catch
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How to Succeed on Social Media with Consistency

How to Succeed on Social Media with Consistency Originally published on Indie Band Blog (IndieBandCoach.com) Whether you are posting the latest link to your music, uploading pre-recorded video, or livestreaming this week’s concert, there are a few things to consider to help your content stand out. I believe that the most basic three things that
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Help Gigmor Find Musicians Paying Gigs

I hope you’re staying safe during this crazy time.  Gigmor is raising money in a GoFundMe campaign. We’re taking this unusual step because Gigmor is more than just another business affected by this crisis: our platform can help thousands of musicians and venues get back on their feet. So with your help, Gigmor can make
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Product Update: Gig Booking Calendar

We’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out the first of many Gigmor product updates that will make booking and accepting gigs MUCH easier! We’re adding several new features requested by YOU – our members – enhancing this already invaluable booking tool. Here’s a short video that shows everything you need to know. Venue/Talent Seeker accounts
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7 Virtual Tip Jar Options You Need to Know

Ok, as we leap passed day (whatever) of quarantine, chances are you’ve seen, hosted, or been a part of a livestream gig of some kind. Chances are that you’ve also encountered a virtual tip jar in one of these streams as a way to support the streamer. If you have yet to take the plunge,
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40 Musicians Collaborate on Bill Withers “Lean On Me” Cover

40 Musicians Collaborate on Bill Withers “Lean On Me” Cover For fans of legendary soul singer Bill Withers, there are few sounds as memorable as the descending bassline of Just The Two Of Us, the staccato clav of Use Me, or the uplifting piano intro of Lean On Me. It was that piano riff and
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How To Start Streaming

Gigmor Live: Getting Started in Twitch and OBS You might ask yourself, “Why should I stream on Twitch? I can already stream on Instagram, Facebook, whatever else, using my phone and it looks good?” The most important answer is that you can actually make money on Twitch. It was designed to allow streamers to make
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Still Losing Gigs From the Lockdown? Here Are 35 Financial Assistance Resources to Consider

Before you run down this list of helpful resources, I just wanted to extend congrats to Team Gigmor for officially launching their Twitch Channel, Gigmor Live, this weekend!  It was great to be introduced to new talent in such a personal, informal atmosphere. Of course, chances are there will be a lot more of this
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4 Companies Helping Musicians Transition to Live Streaming

If you’ve never heard this quote before, it should certainly resonate with you now… “The Show Must Go On.” Whether it’s out of the pure joy of sharing your art or the basic necessity of putting food on the table, thousands of artists are now focusing their attention to livestreaming. Luckily there are tons of
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Live Stream Resource Roundup for Musicians and Bands

Well, it’s here.  If you thought there was a “New Music Business” before, the industry playing field just got leveled even more. Touring acts, venues, gig workers of all kinds are feeling the affects of a career-threatening AB5 Law and a highly contagious coronavirus. As if one of those wasn’t difficult enough. ++ How Coronavirus
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How Coronavirus is Affecting Live Music

From Gigmor Founder, David Baird As you know, the coronavirus has become a global pandemic and has had a severe economic impact around the world practically overnight. We at Gigmor hope and pray that the spread of the virus will slow after peaking in the coming weeks. Our hearts go out to the millions of
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How to Easily Sell More Tickets on Instagram

You’ve done the hard part — the calling, the booking, the negotiating, and even the promoting. There are wheels in motion and your whole goal now is to get butts in seats. The BEST thing you can do at this point? Make it as easy as possible for your fans to make impulse purchases. Most
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3 Tactics We Used At Every Gig to Grow Our Fanbase

This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on Indie Band Coach’s Indie Band Blog While I’m a huge fan of “all you can eat” buffets, sometimes less is absolutely more. And that’s the concept I want to focus on right now in terms of marketing your live shows.  There are hundreds
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Gigmor Rising Artists: March 2020

Rolling into March excited to share our most talented rising artists. To stay on top of new gigging opportunities and artists on the site, make sure to login into Gigmor regularly! We get killer new gigs and artists EVERY DAY!   And don’t forget to update your profile! We can’t feature you in Rising Artists or
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How To Get More Fans Tuned Into Your Band

CONVERSATION VS. BROADCAST I’m sure you’ve seen it before. A popular artist is starting to be a liiiiittle more active on their socials than normal. Or maybe they start a senseless twitter storm with some off the wall comments. Or better yet, start a “I’m probably not going to win, but the publicity is worth
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5 Things To Do Before Cold-Calling A Venue

Photo by Zan on Unsplash “LUNCH AND LEARN” I was pretty nervous walking into the Bella Vita Ristorante for the first time with my band’s promo pack. I was a new bandleader and didn’t really know how to book shows or even lead my band that well honestly. But this particular day was my first
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7 Online Sites to Promote Your Shows That Aren’t Social Media

HOW FAMILIAR DOES THIS SOUND? Book a gig. Create a Facebook Event. Share it on social media. Post it on your website. Share it on social again…. Book another gig. Create another Facebook Event. (you get the idea). For most of us, by default, that’s our entire promo strategy. Honestly, that’s all we have time
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Rising Artists February 2020

New Year, new list of our most talented up-and-coming artists. Gigmor Rising Artists February 2020 To stay on top of new gigging opportunities and artists on the site, make sure to login into Gigmor regularly! We get killer new gigs and artists EVERY DAY! And don’t forget to update your profile! We can’t feature you
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Shared Vision: An Interview with Indie Band Coach, Leonard Patterson

One of the benefits of social media is that you get a chance to see what’s going on around you and connect with other like-minded creatives. Sometimes you’ll see a random post that resonates, and may forget about it. But when you start to see a shared vision over a period of time, you take
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Live music near you

Here’s the scene: You’re out with friends and you’re looking for something to do. You don’t want to travel far or fight over tickets to a sold-out show. You just want to get a drink and hear some music. You’ve tried searching “live music near me” but the search results look more like Ticketmaster ads
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Book Your Dream DJ Gig

Booking your dream DJ gig is going to be a little different than booking your typical club gig. You’re going to need to put in the extra effort and show the promoter that you are a professional, you can help promote and, most importantly, that you can play. Follow the tips below and you’ll book
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Gigmor Acquires Gig Booking App, Canary

I’m proud to share that Gigmor has acquired Canary, a best-of-breed gig booking platform and mobile app for iOS and Android. This acquisition will enable a more seamless booking process for venues and talent seekers as well as offer a mobile app for Gigmor artists. Artist booking is a core functionality of Gigmor and this
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SoundCloud + Gigmor Partnership Special Offer!

We’re thrilled to announce that Gigmor and SoundCloud have launched an exciting live music partnership! SoundCloud, the world’s largest streaming site for independent artists, has chosen Gigmor as their exclusive live music partner to help their over 25M artist members play more. With that exciting news, we’re offering SoundCloud Pro Unlimited Members a 20% discount on
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Gigmor Partners with SoundCloud

We’re thrilled to announce that Gigmor and SoundCloud have launched a marketing partnership. SoundCloud is the world’s largest streaming site for independent artists and will promote Gigmor as their exclusive live music partner. With 65,000 artists and 2,500 venues, Gigmor is the leading marketplace for booking live music in North America. Since launching in 2017,
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