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WELCOMEI am Tom Ashcraft and this is my story. I love music and I love musicians and what you give to me. I want you to succeed. I want you to be able to make a living doing what you love to do. This is my attempt to help you live your dream. You can do it! I am a true music fan. You want me to be your fan. I will drive four hours to hear your show. I will buy all your CDs, then buy them again on vinyl. I will kickstart your next album or tour. I will buy you lunch. You deserve it. This is my gift to you. Tips for the touring musician from a fan's point of view. If anything here helps, tell me and tell your friends. When I say something stupid, let me know.
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My good friends at The East Coast Multi Media Outlet Gamers have designs to create a podcasting empire and have created a modest Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for equipment to get started. Their passion for gaming matches my … Continue reading
You are a month into your New Year’s resolution. How’s that going for you. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that the only thing keeping that resolution alive is your resolve. Here’s a list of everyone I know that … Continue reading
2011 was another incredible year in music. Here is the year encapsuled: my twenty five favorite albums , top ten songs, and my most seen live acts of 2011. The most stalked live acts of 2011 were The Stereofidelics, David Wax Museum, Abigail Washburn, Hannah Miller, … Continue reading
It is time to end Feed Your Fan’s unofficial hiatus and once again write. A series of hardware, software, and wetware problems brought this blog to a unfortunate halt. The hardware and software problems have been solved, ignored, or worked … Continue reading
I love the internet. At 5:30 I saw a facebook post saying that David Wax Museum was playing at the Folk School of Chattanooga at 8:00. Just in time to google an address, mapquest directions, fill up the tank, and … Continue reading
As it gets harder to sell music as the twenty first century progresses, alternate revenue streams become increasingly more important to the independent artist. While it may be harder to sell your CD to the public; television, movies, and video … Continue reading
The internet explosion is a two sided coin, opportunity and obscurity. It is easier than ever to connect to music fans and harder than ever to grab and hold their attention. What are you doing to separate yourself from the … Continue reading
Having spent last weekend at the WeRIndie music conference and festival in Knoxville Tennessee, I am loaded with great ideas for the indie musician. The first brilliant bit of marketing comes by way of Andrea Nardello. She created packaging for … Continue reading