Papa Roach has shared a new version of their classic debut hit song “Last Resort” dubbed “Last Resort Reloaded” featuring Tik Tok superstar Jeris Johnson! The track gives a modern refresh on the nu-metal legacy song, with Jeris chipping in his own verses and sharing lines with frontman Jacoby Shaddix. The track is available to purchase and stream on all platforms now! Check it out!
I don’t know how many times it needs to be said, but please don’t spam people when trying to promote your band. It’s amazing to me how much this continues to happen even years into ongoing social media domination of the universe. I want to break down common annoying types of spam and how hit people up productively instead. Continue reading →
A lot of you folks want to do collaborations. This is great. They are an awesome, proven way to grow your band. The issue is that most folks have no clue how to identify who to do this with. I wanted to talk some time to help you to better understand how to find people for collaborations.
So I’m always telling people that they need to spend more time engaging with their community, but often people don’t understand what that means. It’s tricky to explain to people exactly how engaging with their community looks, especially in the COVID era – so I wanted to break down 3 COVID friendly community engagement strategies.
There are few bands who have really maintained the longevity and vision of KISS. For nearly fifty years now they have been one of the biggest bands in the world. They defined multiple generations of rock fans and even now in an era of live streams are pushing the envelope to craft some of the most impressive content in the field. So what are the lessons we can take from KISS?
Everyone seems to know that they need to be sending emails to their email list, but they don’t know what to write. I wanted to break this down for you in a simple and easy way so that we could sit down and analyze some of the most effective types of emails that you can write to foster a relationship with your fans.
While everyone in music is excited about the US government’s stimulus bill with the long-needed extra COVID-19 assistance, there may be a major drawback for artists. Even though the guts of the Save our Stages act is in the new bill, another act the CASE Act, amending copyright laws. According to a report from the Hollywood Report, the law would make illegal streaming for commercial profit could become a felony. Now, this is already illegal, but largely only results in copyright strikes for cover songs or game music played on streams from Twitch, YouTube, Tik Tok, and other social networks. Sen. Thom Tillis released his proposal to increase the penalties for those who would dare stream unlicensed works over two weeks ago. In doing so, the North Carolina Republican flirted with danger. If passed, illegal streaming of works including movies and music tracks could carry a penalty of up to 10 years in jail.
TikTok is a really interesting and exciting platform. Unfortunately, most bands and labels have absolutely no clue how to use it. With this short primer, I hope to demystify the platform for those of us who are DIY lifers.
As the year of COVID-19 seems to come to a close and we begin to have hope for a better future bands are once more starting to ask me how to pitch to festivals. I realized that I haven’t written an article on this in a good long while, and would love to help show you guys the light.