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Band merchandise, or “merch” for short, is a huge market. While physical copies of music sales are down (for the most part– we see you, vinyl), fans now have YouTube, streaming services, downloading, and a multitude of other ways of getting their music online. Which is why the music business is booming, generating 51.5 billion dollars globally in 2018.
So what are all these fans spending money on, if not the music itself?
Ever since the early days of file sharing (think Napster), bands have had to look at other revenue streams to stay afloat and keep the music coming. Merch is one of the main things doing that for many bands. It’s also often one of the only things that a band benefits entirely from, without the label taking a cut.
In this post, I’ll go over some of the tried and tested band merch, explain what they are, and why they are popular. This should give you some ideas for creating customized swag that will excite your fans and bring in some bucks.
They asked me to list 10, but I’m turning it up to 11.
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