Booking a music festival gig is one of the most effective ways to grow your fanbase and grab the attention of industry tastemakers. Earning a coveted slot on a festival lineup is a key indicator that you’re not only an extremely talented band, but also that you’re serious about putting in the work to take your music career to the next level.
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We could all use a little extra income. Musicians, if you’re searching for a way to supplement your income and expand your skill-set, look no further. You don’t have to sacrifice your dreams just so you can pay rent. Check out these four side hustle ideas and start earning more money today:
If you’re the creative type, a generic party will be an affront to the very work that you put into the world. You need an inventive celebration to reflect your inventive soul. But what if you could use a little help coming up with party themes, games and activities? Here are just a few ideas to get the inspiration flowing.
Since the influence of digital streaming, we are now able to stream endless documentaries from the tips of our fingers. From hometown heroes to arena sellouts, here’s a personal collection of the top 10 musician documentaries.
SEO is one of those mysterious and challenging topics for musicians who want to use search engines to promote their music, and who understand how powerful it can be. If SEO matters to you, but you’re not sure where to start or how to do it: we have something great to give you.
Three words on the first-time DIY tour experience: exhilarating, difficult, and rewarding. Sandwiched between the positives – between the thrill and the sense of accomplishment – there’s the reality of what it takes to get it done. If you don’t understand DIY is going to be difficult, you’re coming at your first tour with expectations akin to fantasy.
The latest trend in the social media world, is live streaming. Last year we saw real time videos blow up on Facebook, shortly after it made its way to Instagram. Instagram Live is a great way to showcase new music, give your fans a behind-the-scenes look into your life, or just have a Q&A session.
If you’re a musician, then there’s a good chance that your instruments mean more to you than words can describe. You play and care for them every single day, always making sure that they’re in tip-top condition. But what happens when it’s time for you and your instruments to move into new digs? Here are four tips to help you move your instruments safely without scratching, dinging or denting them.
The day has finally come. You’ve been practicing hard, laying down vocal track after vocal track, and finally got your drummer to play with a click. Recording an album can be one of the most rewarding, but most difficult processes a band goes through. Now that the album is finally in your hands and ready to go there’s only one thing left to do, plan your release show!
Not so fast.
You’ve put in the work, slogged through all the rewrites, did all your mastering, and now it’s album release time. You have a show booked within the next month, so logic states you should make it the record release show and your official release date. Not so fast. If you’re looking for more exposure on your music beyond the traditional friends and family who come to every show, you need to be strategic. Your band is your business, and like any successful business you need to create a plan for your album launch. If you’ve invested your time and money into the recording, don’t you want to make sure it’s heard by as many people as possible?
Below are considerations we make for every album launch to insure the greatest likelihood of success, and they form a blueprint any artist can follow.
Did you set a New Year’s resolution to become a better songwriter? If you’re serious about achieving your songwriting goals this year, there’s no better way to turn words into action than by joining SongwriterLink’s FREE 30-day co-writing challenge, starting February 1.
You are now ready to add ‘Music Producer’ to your bio. You’ve been making music for a while and found your sound. You’ve finished a couple of hot tracks and are ready to send them to record labels. Now it’s time to get your music heard and signed. Here are 5 easy steps to sending the perfect demo tapes to record labels via Write Rhythm.
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(Updated January 13, 2016)