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Article by Marc Gunn - Bards Crier's
Music Marketing and Promotion
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Our good friends at Bards Crier's
Music Marketing and Promotion
Ezine have updated
their list of the top ten music marketing
and promotion ezines available on the net. We totally agree with them... with one exception. In their humility,
they didn't include their own newsletter, which should definitely be there! Subscribe to The Bard's Crier here.
The Bard's Crier pick of the Top 10
Free Music Marketing and Promotion Newsletters
Jeffrey P. Fisher's Moneymaking
Music Tip of the Week
This ezine has climbed to the top of my
list. It's still as short, sweet, and to the point as ever. Quick inspirational
tips on how to make it in the music business. Fantastic guide to making,
keeping, protecting, and growing your music success fortune. Lots of good
musician financial information.
2) Bob Baker's The Buzz
one of my favorites, Bob Bake has kept going when I just got too tired to. It's
not always my first read, but I read every issue because Bob Baker continues to
lead the pack with great music marketing and promotion tips.
3) Music Biz
If your looking for great Indie music business news,
then the Music Biz Academy is the place to look. David Nevue scours the net for
the most relevant indie news of interest, including articles and tips on the
best new online music services.
Central's Music Business Tips
Harmony Central publishes a variety
of music biz ezines. My two favorite Music Business Tips. It's another
quick-read ezine that you can glance at to learn something new and then get
started promoting your business. It's designed for you who do not have a lot of
time, and since I don't have much, I love it!
MusicDish publishes a weekly newsletter packed with music
commentaries and information. There's a lot of stuff I don't give a second
glace, but I usually skim to see what the latest commentaries are and read those
most-interesting to me. And trust me, there's always at least two articles with
informative career tips by the top music biz professionals.
I'm not sure who runs the MusicBiz website, but I love the ezine. It
has a very simple design that captures the latest music business news in a very
concise format, and then offers links to the homepage where you can find out
more. Sometimes it's best not to clutter your readers with lots of links. And
MusicBiz does just that. Their motto should be, "Just music news!"
Kathode Ray Music Promotion Help
I'm pleased with the direction of
David Hooper's latest Kathode Ray ezine. It used to feel more like a music sales
newsletter, but David has finally found a great new market. Now, David provides
audio tips on how to promote your band that includes live interviews revolving
around the Nashville New Music
Conference that he helps to organize. You will need to make sure your
browser is up-to-date, but live teleconference interviews are well-worth it!
has long been known as THE place to find everything music biz related. If I need
something, this is the first place I look because Suzanne Glass knows the
business and her newsletter shows it. The ezine is packed with articles,
information, and links for promoting your indie music business. If there's any
downside, it's that there is just too much info to easily go read, but it is an
essential ezine to subscribe to.
9) Indie Contact
Big Meteor publishing sends out a monthly newsletter that features
the latest additions to the book. This goes out every month to everyone who's
ordered a copy. It is a necessary ezine for those interested in staying abreast
to the latest music reviewers, radio programs, and online music services out
there, because every music biz person knows that if you want to be get your name
out, start with the Indie Contact Bible!
10) Inspiration for
Once a daily inspiration, Inspiration for
Songwriters goes out about three times a week filled with everything from
songwriting tips to promotion and advice on building a career as a songwriter.
It's published by Ande Rasmussen, president of the Austin Songwriter's Group and
an award winning songwriter who's always looking for co-writers.
The Galaris Independent Musicians
Well, I decided to include one more bonus ezine to
my top ten list. You will note that none of my top 10 ezines are HTML-based
ezines. I find text ezines to be much quicker, better-organized reads, but I
would like to commend Galaris for a decent ezine... despite the fact that it's
HTML based. The newsletter reuses a lot of other music promotion articles
published online, but the friendly design makes it an easy read once I view it
through my browser.
is the founder of The
Music Biz Academy
Solo Piano Radio. He is also a professional pianist,
recording artist, full-time Internet musician, and author of the book, "How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet."