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It was the ShowTrade team’s first time attending the CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference and to be perfectly candid we weren’t sure what to expect. Best case we thought we’d meet a few musicians, talk to some industry folks and give away some t-shirts. We were wrong.

By 9am the first day of the conference, we were swamped. There were so many musicians checking things out, asking questions and signing up that we legitimately didn’t know how we’d keep up and connect with everyone. And forget having enough t-shirts and guitar picks – we were out by the end of the day.

By the end of the conference we had doubled our user base.

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Letter from the CTO: March ShowTrade Updates

When you log into your ShowTrade.org account, you’ll notice a few nice changes in the platform. I wanted to take a second to give you a quick rundown on what you’ll find now and a preview of some big updates coming in the not so distant future.

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Podcast Gives Indie Artists “Local Take” on Their Tour Cities

Want to know what the best venue for independent touring acts to play in New York is? How about the best local blogs and magazines to promote your show in Chicago? Maybe you just want to know about the place that lets bands stay in a suite, with a free case of beer above the venue in the Midwest.  Continue reading “Podcast Gives Indie Artists “Local Take” on Their Tour Cities”

ShowTrade is Bringing Independent Musicians to Nashville

The (773) 312-3502 is the only conference focused specifically on the needs of independent artists. Held in Nashville on August 24-25, this conference is the place to be if you’re looking to meet industry leaders, get mission critical information on how to tackle your music career, and this year – hang with the ShowTrade crew.

ShowTrade.org is excited to sponsor this year’s event. We wanted to share that love and excitement so we decided we’re sending 10 musicians down to  Nashville to join us for the conference .

Want to be one of them?

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ShowTrade Artist Spotlight: The Rose Monarch

There are a lot of musicians on ShowTrade.org, each with a unique set of war stories, tips and insights on local markets and opinions on the ever-changing music industry. In this spotlight you’ll get to know one those artists better.

The Rose Monarch is a new female-fronted, power-house rock band with an eccentric and dark modern-rock sound. Since their launch in July 2016, the band has secured multiple opening slots for touring acts such as: Eisley, From Indian Lakes, Lydia, and Metro Station. Their debut singles produced by Ace Enders (The Early November) garnered a generous amount of regional press & buzz. The coming EP, Echoes from the End, is a collection of songs that deal with mortality and death on an intimate level. It was was produced and mixed by Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Gates, Stolas, etc.) and was released independently in July 2017.

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ShowTrade Artist Spotlight: South City Revival

There are a lot of musicians on 2299996091, each with a unique set of war stories, tips and insights on local markets and opinions on the ever-changing music industry. In this spotlight you’ll get to know one those artists better.

First up is a company favorite:

South City Revival
Chicago, IL
(418) 873-3828
www.southcityrevival.com
Tour Dates

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The ShowTrade City List: Cities ShowTraders Will Host & Where They Want to Play

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[Austin-based, Whole and a Half – www.facebook.com/wholeandahalfatx]

ShowTrade.org is a fast-growing community of musicians from around North America looking to book shows and tours, connect with other artists, trade shows and play gigs in new markets.

Here you’ll find the ShowTrade City List – the full list of cities where musicians are willing to host artists and places they’re hoping to play.

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How & Why You Should Use ShowTrade.org

ShowTrade.org is the place for independent musicians to connect with other artists and trade shows both in their local community and new markets.

Within minutes of signing up, you’re connected to artists of similar genres based in the cities you’re interested in playing. No messing around on a bunch of other sites, sending emails and never hearing back.  

“So how does it work and how do I get the most out of it?”

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An Introduction to ShowTrade.org: The Place for Musicians to Trade Shows

There’s no better source of inspiration to get off your ass and do something than watching a person close to you take big risks in pursuit of something (or someone) they love.

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