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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Clay Young

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals. Clayton Young is the Chief Creative Officer for Wysidio and curre...

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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Kevin Woods

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals. Kevin Woods serves as the CEO for Wysidio. Kevin has always had.....

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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Tony Stewart

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals.  Tony Stewart is Wysidio’s Chief Technology Officer and based ...

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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Ashlee Czapla

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals. For Ashlee Czapla, growing up in small town Lake Zurich, Illinois lea...

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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Jake Warren

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals. Jake Warren handles sponsorship acquisitions for Wysidio and is based...

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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Brook McDonald

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals. Brook McDonald recently moved from Denver, where she lead our Colorad...

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  • Meet the Wysidio Team: Sarah Karney

    Each week, we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Wysidio team to learn a bit more about our expertise and why we love working with and for music industry professionals. Sarah Karney is Wysidio’s Marketing Director, based in Austin, ...

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  • Industry Insights: Dave Halchak

    “Industry Insights” is a recurring feature on Wysidio’s blog highlighting music industry professionals and sharing their knowledge and experiences. Dave Halchak is a booking agent, manager and musician based in Colorado. He is also currentl...

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  • Industry Insights: Dae Bogan

    “Industry Insights” is a recurring feature on Wysidio’s blog highlighting music industry professionals and sharing their knowledge and experiences. Musicians often face challenges with getting paid properly for their work, especially when t...

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  • Low-Cost Merch Ideas for Musicians That Won’t Break the Bank

    Ah the age old conundrum: you’ve got to make money to have money and vice-versa. Branded merch and swag can be one of the most creative and effective ways to spread the word about your music, and contrary to popular belief, is pretty doable for...

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  • How to Choose the Right Platform to Host Your Music

    There’s a lot of options when it comes to hosting your music — we explore the pros and cons of the top music platforms on the market. By Ashlee Czapla   What a time to be alive — thanks to the Internet, there are now......

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  • Industry Insights: Drew Jensen on Booking DIY Artists in Chicago

    Ever wondered what it would be like to throw your own shows? Or what it takes to get booked for your first shows as an up-and-coming DIY artist?   Drew Jensen is part of the team behind Fun House Entertainment, a company started in mid-2016 to...

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  • Industry Insights: Terrance Pryor on Submitting Pitches to Music Blogs

    Ever wonder if anyone is actually reading your band’s press releases and music submissions…or if they’re just falling into an endless dark unread email pit?   We asked music journalist Terrance Pryor for his advice on writing pitches t...

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  • How to Crowdfund Your Next Album or Music Video — Without Resorting to Begging

    At Wysidio, we’re all for artists taking control of the reigns in their careers, and sometimes that means finding ways to make things happen against all odds. As we all know, it can be hard to make money from your art, especially when you’re just...

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  • Euphoria Music Festival Makes Strides Towards Sustainability

    Euphoria is a grassroots festival that has grown into top tier camping event featuring electronic, hip hop and jam acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Lettuce, Lotus, STS9 and Above & Beyond in Austin, Texas every April. The event grew quickly ...

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  • How to Make the Most of Your Studio Time

    Studio time ain’t cheap. But it’s a necessary investment for every musician who wants to take their career to the next level. Before going into the studio, it’s always a good idea to come prepared and with a plan in mind to make the most......

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  • Industry Insights: Krystal Spencer on Live Music Photography

    Live music photographers have the career every music fan dreams about, but the job entails so much more than pointing and shooting a camera. Krystal Spencer has been a photographer for eight years, getting her start shooting live events after asking ...

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  • The 7 Essentials Every Electronic Press Kit (EPK) Must Contain

    An electronic press kit (EPK for short) acts as a digital resume of sorts for artists and musicians and is a crucial personal branding element for those looking to make a name for themselves. EPKs are used by artists to reach out to promoters, bookin...

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  • Basic Social Media Tips for Musicians: Part I

    For artists and emerging bands, social media plays a key role in reaching potential fans, boosting awareness, and supporting music and ticket sales.   It also works wonders for developing a band brand and image to make your music memorable. Musi...

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  • Wysidio Onsite: Euphoria Music Festival 2017

    We had a blast helping attendees find their Euphoria this year. For the Wysidio team, it was all hands on deck at this year’s festival, located on Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Our team was grateful to be a part of Euphoria‘s succ...

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  • Social Media for Artists: Part II

    One portion of social media management involves posting, creating content for your page(s), and engaging with your fans on the regular. If you haven’t already, check out our Social Media Tips for Musicians: Part I blog, which features insights abo...

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  • Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your PR Strategy

    People oftentimes think that they have to do it all in order to be successful. Do it all, know it all, be it all…but this approach is not always the best use of one’s time or talent.   This situation particularly applies to artists and.....

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  • Tips for Navigating the Austin Music Scene as a Musician

    By Alli Lindsey   While Austin, Texas is regarded as the “live music capital of the world,” getting your foot in the door as a musician can prove challenging. And once you manage to get your foot in the door as an artist, pushing your......

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  • 7 Tips for Musicians Preparing for Media Interviews

    Media interviews are one of the best ways to educate the public about who you are as a visionary and to do so in your own words. But interviews can be undoubtedly scary, especially if you’re just starting out in your career.   Artists spen...

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  • Why Festivals Need to Think Sustainably to Survive

    If you’re one of the 32 million music fanatics who attend at least one U.S. music festival each year, then you have likely beared witness to the environmental impacts that come from tens of thousands of fans traveling far and wide to set up a......

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  • What We Learned at Austin Music Foundation’s DIY Musician Marketing Panel

    Photo by DEWEGGIS   On June 7th, the Austin Music Foundation hosted “Breaking Through the Noise: Digital Marketing for DIY Musicians” at one of our favorite venues in Austin: Empire Control Room.   The panel was moderated by ar...

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  • 10 Twitter Tips Every Musician Should Know

    As a musician, social media can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. Having an online presence is crucial, but it takes more than simply setting up a Twitter profile for your efforts to really count. In this article, we’ll go over 10...

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  • How Can Music Venues Build Brand Loyalty?

    Photo by Jessica Sheridan   For music fans, the live music experience is often the pinnacle of a long commitment to a favorite band or artist. Bringing these immersive experiences to patrons is an honor that music venues across the world have t...

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  • 12 Essential Apps for DIY Musicians and Bands

    Breaking through in the music industry can seem like a huge endeavor, but you can make it easier on yourself with these 12 essential apps for musicians, particularly those indie artists doing it all on their own. We gathered insights by speaking with...

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  • 5 Things Musicians Who are Killing It on Social Media are Doing Right Now

    By Carson Yarbrough   As many artists know, social media is key to connect with your followers on a pseudo-personal level, and a powerful avenue for sharing your art, ideas, and appreciation to those who care: the fans who follow you. This is es...

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