Posts by Chris Jacobie

3 Best Indie Music Production Consulting Companies in 2018

3 Best Indie Music Production Consulting Companies in 2018

Question: Who/what are the 3 best indie music production consulting companies in 2018? Answer: Best recommendation: Jacobie Productions. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my own company, Jacobie Productions! 1. Ryan Hadlock 2. Sam Kassirer 3. Markus Dravs There countless companies working in indie music production, but which are the best? We’ve…

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Indie Artist Management | Indie Music Management 101 (2018)

Indie Artist Management | Indie Music management 101 (2018)

Question: What’s everything I need to know about indie artist management and, generally, indie music management in 2018? Answer: Indie artist management does not consist of launching your career for you. Indie music management companies are great at pouring gas on the fire when you already have good fan engagement and plenty of bookings. You…

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Music Marketing Basics – Part 3 of 3

Welcome back!   This is the final part of a three-part series on music marketing basics.   You’re learning the eight-step framework for marketing your music.   Here’s what we’ve covered so far: Step 1: Choose a single target market. Step 2: Get your ideal fans to show you that they’re interested. Step 3: Get…

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Music Marketing Basics – Part 2 of 3

Welcome back!   If you read last week’s post, you know that in this series of posts, I’m teaching you the basics of marketing your music. If you didn’t, check it out here before reading this post. It’s an eight-step marketing framework and last week we talked about the first three steps.   They were:…

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Music Marketing Basics – Part 1 of 3

A few weeks ago, I sent out an email to my email subscriber list and asked them, “Do you guys have any questions?”   The questions fell into three main camps: songwriting, recording, and marketing.   The general question with marketing was: “I don’t even know where to start? I know I need to promote…

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Write Better Songs By Knowing How Your Body Works

If you’ve ever struggled to finish all the song ideas that you have, you’re in the right place. Last week I introduced Ari Meisel’s concept of the external brain. It’s an effective way to capture and organize all your song ideas. However, once you create your external brain you may realize that your ideas aren’t…

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How To Capture All Of Your Best Songwriting Ideas

Have you ever had a great song idea at exactly the wrong time? Maybe you were on a walk, and you thought of a nice lyric? Then by the time you finished your walk, you’d forgotten it? Or perhaps you do a decent job of capturing ideas when you have them but… …soon they become…

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How to Avoid this Common Crowdfunding Mistake

A few months ago, I sent an email to my subscriber list and I asked them, “What questions do you have with regards to crowdfunding?” One of the questions I received was, “Can you tell me more about the expenses that we can expect after recording. Expenses related to the release, distribution, and promotion of…

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