Category Archives : Merchandise

Making Money With Band Merch featuring Billy Grisack

Billy shares his wisdom on band merchandise. An independent musician as well as music marketer, Billy knows how to sell merch.

As a self-sufficient musician, you NEED to know how to sell merch! Sometimes, that’s the only money you will make from a show.

Hidden gem in the show: Billy sold a shirt to Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell who, then, wore it on stage. How cool is that?

Making Money with Band Merch featuring Billy Grisack

The Basics of setting up a merch table

Band Merch Stand Basics: Your Super Money Maker 17

The merch booth is a large source of income for a band. Most of the time, a band makes more money from their merch booth than they would’ve from the door of the show itself. However, most bands treat the merch booth as an afterthought. Some bands don’t even set up their merch booth at […]

Start your Email List and Get It On your Merch Booth 6

After slacking for a while, I’m finally taking my own advice. I’m going to actually start my email list for my band. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been collecting emails at every show. Unfortunately I haven’t been putting them into an email list that I mail regularly. The main reason this is stupid: emails get […]

Email Lists for Bands

WHRH 022 | Rock the Merch Booth!

Check us out on iTunes and leave a review. Register for the Rapid Band Development Webinar here! In this episode, Seth talks about how to get extra money at your merch booth. In addition, Seth talks about using your passion and your body for better recordings and shows. Show Notes: Use your passion Better […]

Bands in the Trenches: Increase your Sales with Pay-What-You-Want by Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show 2

[mynote]Bands in the Trenches is a series of case studies with real bands getting real results using different marketing, promotion, and sales techniques.[/mynote] Mark Bush from Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show has dramatically increased his merchandise sales using the Pay-What-You-Want method. Read the following guest post by Mark on how he did it. Just read about […]

Band in the Trenches: Name Your Price with Mark's Midnight Carnival Show

[UStream] Crappy Shows and Just Call Me Puma!

Here is my somewhat-weekly Ustream livecast, but, in this livecast, I have become Puma Jackson! Besides the “Puma”, I talk about a recent crappy show I had. I go into the details of why the show was crappy, and, unfortunately, let you know you’re going to see your share of crappy shows as well. At […]

Rich Band, Poor Band 9

I just started reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” (affiliate link), and it has changed the way I view money. Not only for myself, but for my band. I know, being in a band, you’re always spending more than you have. Whether for gas, merchandise, or recording, there never seems to be enough. However, I never […]

WHRH 013 | Using Social Proof and Reciprocity to Increase Sales for your Band


Blasko and Seth cover the principles of social proof and reciprocity to increase your sales, increase your bookings, and also how to not abuse such psychological techniques. When you hear how marketers tell you to give your stuff away for free, listen to this episode to hear how this has a […]

Blasko and Chris Seth Jackson's Podcast

How to Make Money with your Music

Making Money with your Music (A Followup) 8

    I just spoke on a panel with Thorny Bleeder’s Brian Thompson the other night. The topic was on “How to Make Money with Your Music”. The discussion was great, and I had a wonderful time. But there were a few things I didn’t get a chance to talk about regarding making money. I’ve […]