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Albums vs Singles: Everything You Need To Know
This episode is brought to you by: 51 Lemons – creating financial freedom for independent artists. Do you really need to record and release a series of albums to ‘make it’? For now, many mainstream artists still choose to record and release albums - you might not have to! On this episode, the Nashville Unsigned team takes on the question that has become increasingly important, and often unasked by independent artists. In the age of music streaming, ADD culture, and market saturation; many...
Nashville Unsigned Podcast: Instagram Marketing for Independent Artists
This Podcast is brought to you by: 51 Lemons - creating financial freedom for independent artists Insta Secrets for Indie Artists This episode of the Nashville Unsigned Podcast is all about Instagram marketing. Sure, you may know your way around this photo-driven social media platform, but have you ever considered how much influence it actually holds? With Facebook stuck in a rut of political drama and marketing saturation, Instagram is primed to be a better solution. Though, of course,...
NASHVILLE UNSIGNED Podcast – WTF is an EPK
WTF is an EPK you ask? Your electronic press kit is a vital piece of marketing and branding material you use to book shows, get interviews, and overall promote your music. In this episode of the Nashville Unsigned Podcast, we cover the vitals of what to place in your EPK and how it benefits your music career. First, we suggest thinking long and hard about your brand. Are you a hard-kicking heavy metal heart-throb? Are you a cognitive country music singer and songwriter? Like, what’s your...
Nashville Unsigned Podcast: Networking Online
Networking Online is new frontier for many of us. Sure, we’ve all been using social media for well over a decade, but we want to flesh out what exactly digital networking is. In the age of social media, for better or worse, much of our interactions with each other happen online. This has changed the dynamics of how we socialize, market and even spend our money. The truth is, connections are made digitally every day, every second and every hour. Thing is, there are so many options in the...
Nashville Unsigned Podcast: Networking Secrets Pt. 1
Nashville Unsigned is coming in hot for the next two weeks on Networking skills. We begin with Networking Secrets: Part 1. In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of networking. It can seem daunting, especially if this whole make-it-on-my-own thing is new to you. However, it’s really a simpler matter. Are you supposed to sport-coat up and hunt down people to spark your career? It’s like, am I supposed to be some kind of salesperson? The answer is hell no. Unless that’s your bag—you do...
Nashville Unsigned Podcast: How Do I Promote My Shows?
How do I promote my shows? This is a subject that matters a great deal to Nashville artists. We live in town centered around live music, so there’s literally something happening every night. Hell, even if it’s just a house show, we have a constant live music scene here. There are just way too many musicians that live in this city who are behind in their show promotions game. That’s why this episode is all about getting the word out for your live shows. Let your potential fans know where...
The Nashville Unsigned Podcast: Who Even is Nashville Unsigned?
Who even is Nashville Unsigned? It's ok, we've heard this question a few times. Well, more like several times. It's a question that's natural when you're running around throwing shows, publishing articles and curating music. And holy crap, has it changed over the years. Therefore, we've created a special episode of the the Nashville Unsigned Podcast to answer that question as thoroughly as possible. We've come together to talk about the community at large. This episode is about telling...
Do I Need a Manager?
Do I need a manager for my music career? What are the pros and cons in hiring a manager? What if I can’t afford to pay a manager yet? These are all questions we hear often, especially from musicians who are new to the business. In short, the answer depends on where you’re at on your journey. If you’re just getting your feet wet in your music career, management can help organize your workflow. You may need help with the business side of your career, or just need help juggling your projects....
Building a Community
THE NU's PODCAST EP #004- Building a Community The NU's Podcast is BACK after taking a brief hiatus while we pimp out our new studio. So for now, we just have the audio. So come get your knowledge on with The NU's Podcast EP #004- Building a Community. As Nashville Unsigned continues to cater to the needs of the independent community, we figured why not dump our knowledge, humor and passion for music into a podcast. Twas born, THE NU's PODCAST. We cover all things music business and how to...
NU Year, NU Strategy
THE NU's PODCAST EP #003- NU Year, NU Strategy The NU's Podcast is BACK after taking a brief hiatus while we pimp out our new studio. So for now, we just have the audio. So come get your knowledge on with The NU's Podcast EP #003- NU Year, NU Strategy. As Nashville Unsigned continues to cater to the needs of the independent community, we figured why not dump our knowledge, humor and passion for music into a podcast. Twas was born, THE NU's PODCAST. We cover all things music business and...
#2 – Your Band As A Business
Are you in a band struggling to make ends meet? In this digital age, there are more ways than ever to start earning money with your music! Today we brought the Nashville Unsigned crew together to discuss looking at your band like a business. We have the tips you need to start getting your band's financial act together! Subscribe for weekly podcasts about independent music and industry news. Join the movement. Live unsigned.
#1 – Net Neutrality
Today we gathered the Nashville Unsigned crew to discuss the recent Net Neutrality issue. Get the inside scoop from Nashville's indie music insiders. Subscribe for weekly podcasts about independent music and industry news. Join the movement. Live unsigned.