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July 2010
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How's your summer festival season so far? Do you ever feel bogged down by the business side of your music career? You'd rather be playing music, but you need to edit video from last night's show or look up venues that might be a good fit for your music. This month's article by Greg Rollett suggests which of these things you should think about outsourcing.

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Outsource These 5 Things Now And Focus On Your Music
by Greg Rollett

So many musicians that read our site or go through some of our training go back to the same problems.

They are musicians, not marketers or internet superstars. This post is not meant to be an argument for the musician / businessman, but rather for those that want to get some things off their plate. We have been experimenting with outsourcing firms, VA's and local workers (college students/super fans) to see what we can dish off a musician's plate so they can focus on the bigger picture items.

Here are 5 things that can be outsourced and give you a sigh of relief:

  1. Blog research.
    You can spend a good amount of time looking through blogs to find relevant sites looking for authors who accept your kind of music and have enough traffic to warrant some effort. Having a team member do this research will give you the upper hand in this equation. Be sure to collect the site name, URL, contact info, Twitter handle, Compete traffic data and Google PR so you can sort both their relevance and the priority you give each site.

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