2021 was a year of musical reinvention for many, a year of coming out of hiding, of revisiting a past life, while trying to make sense of the future. It was still a year of ups and downs, but throughout it all, one thing was reaffirmed: the world needs music.
For musicians, it meant creating a professional presence, promoting music online, and building up your fanbase. Every week we publish content that we hope resonates with artists, helping musicians to make money, and get their creations out into the world.
Here are the most read posts from the Bandzoogle blog from 2021:
1. 17 ways to promote your music online
Want to successfully promote your music online, but don’t know where to start? This article includes a rundown of 17 options. We encourage you to learn about them all, then focus your energy on a few that suit you and your music best.
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2. The 8 things that should be in every band's electronic press kit
Whether you’re releasing new music, booking live shows, or creating a professional online resume for your music, a Press Kit is a must-have. Here’s what to include in yours.
3. 21 ways to make money as a musician in 2021
Creating a steady revenue stream is the dream for many artists. This post was refreshed in 2021 to include current options for musicians to make money.
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4. 7 top marketing strategies for musicians
Marketing your music may not come naturally to you as a musician. This post offers some insight and suggestions to help you develop an effective music marketing strategy.
Read the post: 7 top marketing strategies for musicians
5. Sell print-on-demand merch through your website with Printful
Over the course of 2021 we updated and released new features and website templates. The most popular new feature was the integration of print-on-demand service Printful into the Bandzoogle store. Many members made good use of this dropshipping service to sell more merch through their websites.
Read more about the Printful integration: Sell print-on-demand merch through your website with Printful
6. 25 creative band merch ideas
Whether you’re integrating your store with Printful, or you’re offering one-of-a-kind items in your merch store, these unique ideas should give you some inspiration on creating and selling merch to your fans.
See the merch ideas: 25 creative band merch ideas
7. How to promote an album: 12 essential strategies
Much of the success of a release comes from the music promotion that goes along with it. This post will help you make a plan to reach your true fans and find new listeners.
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8. How to get booked at music festivals
With a return to live music in 2021, we wanted to include an article with the ins and outs of getting booked at music festivals, going through the preparation, to the submission process.
Read the post: How to get booked at music festivals
9. 10 SEO tips for musicians
Curious about optimizing your website for search? You’re not alone. Many artists read over this primer on how to make their websites more discoverable in Google and other search engines.
Read about SEO: 10 SEO tips for musicians
10. 5 common mistakes to avoid making early on in your music career
In 2021 we published a lot of content related to building a music career. This post was widely read and shared. Whether you’ve been at this for awhile and wanting to improve, or just starting out, have a look and see if there's anything that resonates with you.
In 2022 we plan to publish more content that will help musicians find their way with promoting music and making money with their music online. From songwriting to social media trends, we aim to share information about relevant topics and create content that will help all artists make this most of their websites and their music. We hope it helps.
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