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Saturday
Feb172018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts

Friday
Feb162018

Fame Hurts - 5 Reasons Why

In the last couple of years, I’ve asked myself frequently the question if it’s possible that fame hurts. Usually when I’ve heard of another musician who died on an overdose of painkillers, like Tom Petty, Prince and Michael Jackson. This week I read that Lady Gaga is cancelling at least 10 dates if her worldwide tour because of severe pain, just like she did last year September.

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Thursday
Feb152018

The Single Most Important Lesson I Learned On Tour

Touring is a complex, daunting, and exciting thing. As an independent band, you might think the hardest thing about touring is booking all the gigs. But you’d be wrong.

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Wednesday
Feb142018

Hosting A Concert Soon? Keep These Security Tips In Mind

In light of the tragic outdoor concert shooting in Las Vegas, many concert planners are taking additional precautions when planning large events, both outdoors and indoors. But even small concerts need some kind of security plan to ensure the safety of concert goers, bands and event staff. Below are four things to consider when planning your next concert.

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Wednesday
Feb142018

40 Ways Bands Can Use Social Media To Increase Engagement At Shows

If you’re a musician, you’re probably using social media in some way to promote your music, invite people to shows, and stay in touch with your fans. We do this so often, we end up going through the motions of engagement without thinking about how the activity affects our SMARTER goals or how we can apply some more creativity to these tools.

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Monday
Feb122018

In The Band: 4 Tips To Having The Best Tour Of Your Music Career

If you’re in a band, you’ve likely dreamt of going on tour. This can be a great time to explore new territories and play for appreciative audiences. However, as fun as a tour can be, you need to take things seriously. A great tour requires plenty of extensive planning. Here are four tips to having the best tour of your music career.

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Saturday
Feb102018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Budgeting

Thursday
Feb082018

Why Budgeting Is So Important For Independent Artists

No matter what, one thing is for sure: If you can’t get your budget under control, your music career will be a huge waste of time and money.

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Thursday
Feb082018

4 Most Important iPhone Apps On Tour

When it comes to U.S. and Canadian musicians, it seems that we’ve chosen Apple to provide us with the best mobile devices. Some musicians tend to choose Android, but for the most part we seem pretty set on the iPhone. Whether that’s my old hand-me-down iPhone 5 from family or the newer, fancier kind of models, it just seems that we all enjoy those the best. That said, I think it’s well overdue that we put together a list of the best iPhone apps to have on the road (besides Maps, because, you know, duh). These are my most used apps that are specifically beneficial to touring.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Band Banners: How An Eye-Catching Graphic Can Market Your Music

Visuals mean everything in the marketing world. First-class imagery is essential for professionals who are in the process of marketing new dining establishments. It’s just as essential for those who are marketing bands. Musical acts, because of that, need to make memorable and striking graphics big priorities. Great images and solid marketing practices go hand in hand.

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Tuesday
Feb062018

Songwriters Beware Of The Music Modernization Act (H.r. 4706)

The stage is set for a brutal tug-of-war over tens of millions of dollars between individual songwriters and their publishers. H.R. 4706, also known as the Music Modernization Act, provides many benefits and updates to the arcane royalty structure of US copyright law. However, there are some provisions concerning unclaimed and unmatched monies which, as currently drafted, could lead to a myriad of problems for creators.

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Monday
Feb052018

4 Essentials Every Recording Studio Needs To Have In Place

Whether you’re making your own music or setting up shop for others, a recording studio can be an incredible place. It’s in the studio that aspirations can become a reality. However, a studio alone isn’t enough to create a quality recording experience. You need to give it all the necessary amenities. Here are four essentials every recording studio needs to have in place.

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Sunday
Feb042018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Maximum Power

Wednesday
Jan312018

Maximum Power: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Music Venue

In order to blow your audience away, a little bit of planning is required. You have to have the right equipment and the right stage. Here are some ways to supercharge your gig.

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