Tips For Playing A Killer Live Show

This is where all the magic happens!  Nothing promotes your band better than a live show.  It is the perfect place to network with fans, industry people and other musicians.  There are a lot of great things you can do to get the most out of your live shows but the most important thing is [&hellip

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Websites 101 For Musicians And Bands

Websites for musicians or bands are great for online promotion.  Nowadays you almost aren’t deemed professional in the online world without one.  The best thing about having a band website is that you have total control over the whole site (as apposed to a Twitter page or Facebook fan page).  You can have everything important on your website [&hellip

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14 Reasons Why Your Band Secretly Hates You

If you are anything like me and have been in numerous bands over the years then I ‘m willing to bet you had at least one member you secretly (or openly) had issues with in one or two of those bands.  It may have even got to the point where all other bands members started noticing [&hellip

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How To Get Steady Gigs

When it comes to playing gigs, any serious band will agree that steady shows are the lifeblood to their career.  Playing live is the best way to make money (gig income, merch and CD sales), network with others in the music industry and most importantly socialize with your fans.  What’s that?  You don’t interact with your [&hellip

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Excellent Merch Ideas For Musicians

Don’t just be that band or artist who sells nothing but CD’s and T shirts. If you are then don’t sweat it. At least your aren’t the musicians who don’t have any merch at all! If you don’t have merch but are playing live shows then do sweat it and get on that shit now! [&hellip

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Music Marketing Services: Strategies Worth Paying For

Your band has MP3s, a Facebook fan page, and a few live shows on the calendar. What you might not have right now is money.  It’s tempting to cut corners when it comes to music marketing – there’s that hope that you’ll spontaneously go viral somehow, causing record companies to fall all over each other [&hellip

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How To Make A Band: Starting A Band The Right Way

In a perfect world, a great band would come together without much work – just you and your three best friends making rock ‘n roll magic. In reality, learning how to make a band come together requires a lot of hard work, networking and trial and error. If you’re considering starting a band, you need [&hellip

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Copyright Basics For Musicians

What is copyright? Copyright is the bundle of exclusive rights granted to the creator or author of a literary or artistic work. As a musician, you own the copyright in any song you write or compose. What do these exclusive rights mean? Under US federal law, a copyright owner has the exclusive rights to: – [&hellip

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Recording Agreements For Musicians

A recording contract can be a very complex thing. Few recording contracts are written with simplicity or clarity in mind. Very frequently, these contracts are constructed in a way to give you the impression that you are getting a better deal than you actually are. You will often be offered what seems like a generous [&hellip

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Contract Basics For Musicians

Recording contracts, publishing contracts, management contracts – contracts are the lifeblood of the music industry. Whenever you receive a contract, take your time to review it carefully because while it is easy to get into a contract, it is very difficult to get out of one. When you sign a contract you are taking a [&hellip

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