Independent Music Biz Workshop – December 6

I’ll be teaching a special workshop on Friday, December 6 from 5:45-7:45pm at the Flynn Center Studios in Burlington, VT called “The Independent Music Biz”. This workshop is geared towards helping working (and aspiring) musicians fast-track their careers through today’s rapidly changing music industry. Receive guidance in transforming your career goals, desires, and creative purpose, and…

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PledgeMusic Article – 5 Ways Musicians Can Prepare For The New YouTube Streaming Service

5 Ways Musicians Can Prepare For YouTube's New Music Streaming Service-PledgeMusic Article-by Gregory Douglass-The Creative Advisor

Here’s a link to my second article as a guest columnist for PledgeMusic. If you’re not yet familiar with PledgeMusic, they are one of the leading direct-to-fan crowdfunding platforms for musicians today. Think Kickstarter exclusively for musicians, and with some great added incentives for musicians that Kickstarter is lacking, but that’s an article for another time!

This new article is a…

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Holiday Music Promotion – How To Cash In On The Holidays With Your Music

Holiday Music Promotion–How To Cash In On The Holidays With Your Music-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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If you’re looking for some extra cash for all that holiday shopping you’re about to do, it’s a great time to be thinking like a marketing-savvy musician. With annual traditions like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Hanukkah,…

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My PledgeMusic Article – Is “Direct-To-Fan” The New Label Deal?

PledgeMusic Article-Is “Direct-To-Fan” The New Label Deal?-by Gregory Douglass, The Creative Advisor

I’ve recently been brought on board as a guest columnist for one of the leading direct-to-fan crowdfunding platforms for musicians today, PledgeMusic. My first article challenges the old-school mentality that many musicians still grapple with, and it’s titled Is “Direct-To-Fan” The New Label Deal? You can read the whole article her…

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Vienna Teng Interview

Vienna Teng Interview-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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Vienna Teng Interview: Today I’m talking shop with chamber folk singer/songwriter, Vienna Teng. Vienna’s beautiful mix of classical, folk, pop, jazz, and Americana have her a prominently positioned in the music scene. With five full-length studio albums under her belt, she’s released recordings on her on as well as wit…

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5 Foolproof Ways To Make Music Industry Contacts

5 Foolproof Ways To Make Music Industry Contacts-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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Whether you’re an emerging artist or a seasoned professional, it just feels daunting for musicians at any level to make music industry contacts that are worthwhile. It’s hard enough to know where to begin, let alone, make any worthwhile connections. Trust me, I know! So…

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Amy Speace Interview

Amy Speace Interview-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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Amy Speace Interview: Today I’m talking shop with folk singer/songwriter Amy Speace. Discovered by Judy Collins in 2005, Speace released two critically-acclaimed records with Collins’ owned Wildflower Records – Songs For Bright Street in 2006 and The Killer In Me in 2009. Her music bridges the gap between old and new schools…

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7 Types Of Youtube Videos For Musicians

7 Types Of Youtube Videos For Musicians-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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7 Types Of Youtube Videos For Musicians Podcast:

If you’re in need of a music video for youtube, I like the way you think, because you’re already thinking like a business-savvy musician. Video is such an important component for promotion and additional exposure for musicians these days. Lucky for you, you don’t necessarily need to…

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Chris Trapper Interview

Chris Trapper Interview Spotlight-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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Chris Trapper Interview Spotlight: Today I’m talking shop with singer/songwriter and former frontman of the Push Stars, Chris Trapper. With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty – The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots–pop with a knack…

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6 Music Money Gigs You Haven’t Yet Thought Of

6 Music Money Gigs You Haven't Yet Thought Of-The Creative Advisor with Gregory Douglass

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There are many ways musicians and bands can make money with their music. Perhaps the most obvious way is through performing and touring. Any given tour might rely on club, coffeehouse, and even college performances to generate income along the way – but there are other ways to generate additional revenue that may not already be on your radar. So here are 6 music money…

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