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Six COVID Takeaways for ALL Musicians (Part 1)

The music industry is a mess right now, and it’s hard to know what the right way to go about things is. The last 18 months have wreaked havoc on artists worldwide.

David Ryan Olson joins us on this episode of the Bandhive Podcast as we talk through six important takeaways from the last 18 months.

Listen now to learn how you can shore up your band so you’re able to keep the lights on during unprecedented times and be stronger at the end of it.

Be sure to listen to part 2 of the episode on the Music Business Mindset Podcast!

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you shouldn’t focus on just one income stream
  • How (some) venues diversified their income streams, and why they’re the venues that are still operating
  • Why it’s never too early for merch
  • How to categorize your fans for a better understanding of your business
  • What you can do to turn casual fans into superfans
  • Why replying to every social media comment is vital to your success
  • How to add value to your fans’ lives without playing shows
  • What kind of content fans want to see
  • Why confidence in your performance matters
  • Why just do it is great advice for all artists

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