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Wednesday
Aug152018

Remembering Jerry Garcia’s Musical Impact 

Guest post by Elyadeen Anbar. This article with full links originally appeared Soundfly’s Flypaper

Jerry Garcia was the lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead, a rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco that forever changed how music is written, performed, distributed, and engaged with on a global scale. The Grateful Dead performed their last show on July 9, 1995, and Garcia was found passed away on August 9, 1995. He had just turned 53 years young.

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Wednesday
Aug152018

Top Ten Metal Records For People Who Don't Think They Like Metal

Heavy metal is a rich genre, but to the casual listener, it often just sounds like a bunch of noise. The blistering riffs, machine-gun drums, and screaming vocals can send many people running as far away as they can. And for a long while, that included me. But, through a fortuitous string of events, I discovered that I love metal, with all of its raw power and crushing beauty. But there are many metal records that offer all of the same heaviness with a healthy dose of conventional beauty. If you’ve been curious about metal, here are ten albums that offer all the power of heavy metal without all the chaos.

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Saturday
Aug112018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Band Equipment

Friday
Aug102018

4 Tips To Moving Your Band's Equipment To A New Storage Location

Band equipment can take up a large amount of space, and you understandably may not have a suitable amount of space in your home for all of your gear. This equipment is typically expensive, and it must be stored in the ideal location to avoid damage. Now that you have decided to relocate your band’s equipment to a different location, you need to follow a few steps to ensure that the process is completed properly.

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Thursday
Aug092018

How To Accommodate Fans At An Outdoor Music Festival

Outdoor music festivals can be amazing experiences for people who adore great tunes. If you’re a fan of live music, good energy, and joy, you’re probably a big festival enthusiast. Festival organizers should always go above and beyond to make their guests feel 100 percent comfortable and at ease. They can do so in a handful of different ways, too.

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Wednesday
Aug082018

Top 10 Online Resources For Female Musicians

Guest post by Bree Noble. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper.

Since 2007, I have been a champion for female musicians. It all started a bit by accident. Back in 2000, I had created a hobby online radio station on Live365 called Women of Substance, a personal playlist of female artists, mostly indies, that I used as a personal way to listen to the music I enjoyed at work.

In 2007, I was a touring indie artist myself and looking to get more exposure. I was so frustrated by the lack of coverage for female musicians on terrestrial and satellite radio that I decided to take matters into my own hands. I turned that hobby playlist into a fledgling online radio station, and started adding new artists and promoting it everywhere I could.

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Tuesday
Aug072018

The Nashville Number System: What Is It?

Guest post by Soundfly Mentor Andre Madatian. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

If you ask almost any Broadway Street musician in downtown Nashville, they will tell you that the Nashville number system has gotten them through at least a song or two, if not an entire set, on a honky tonk stage at some point in their career. Some don’t even leave the house without their iPad filled with hundreds, if not thousands, of Nashville-style notated charts before heading to work or a weekend run of shows out of town. But there is something quite definitive and unique about the way Nashville creates their charts — almost like a universal language amongst all of the musicians in the local community.

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Saturday
Aug042018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts

Friday
Aug032018

How To Save Time And Make The Most Of Booking A Rehearsal Studio

Time and time again, musicians book rehearsal rooms only to realize that not everyone can make it on the day, or the studio is booked, closed or way below standard. After all, some of us still have a 9-5 job and daily commitments - like family, school runs, and we don’t have money to burn after the last run of sell out pub gigs. Far too often our busy lives can leave us feeling drained of those once-upon-a-time inspirational genius and creativity.

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Friday
Aug032018

The Convergence Of Acoustic And Electronic Drums

We see a bunch of electronic instruments when looking a modern rock or pop group, including guitars, basses, and keyboards. What about drums? Acoustic sets are still the most popular for live performances, but you might be surprised at how many electronic components might be in use. This can range from using standalone pads to acoustic drums that actually use electronically triggered heads.

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Wednesday
Aug012018

How To Create A Killer Musician Website: Soundfly, Bandzoogle Course

Your website is more than just a place for fans to listen to your music. It’s where you establish your brand as an artist, gather email addresses from people who actually want to hear from you, and sell directly to your fans without going through any middlemen. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to create a stellar site of your own, and you don’t need to know how to code or hire a developer.

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Wednesday
Aug012018

What Does A Successful Event Planner Look Like?

Sometimes it is imperative that you hire a professional event planner, rather than try and plan an entire event by yourself. This may be due to the scale of the event, the fact that you are not the best at planning or staying organized, or you just may not have enough time to plan the event. Hiring an event planner is a great way to ensure the success of your event. Visit this link, for more details on how to find the best event planner.

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Monday
Jul302018

8 Ways To Promote Your Band

This guest post by Patrick McGuire originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

Promoting a band is tricky business these days. Tools and tricks that worked wonders even five years ago don’t work nearly as well today. In case you haven’t noticed, the music industry has undergone a complete transformation in the span of just a couple of years.

Where listeners used to rely on full-length albums for their music, they’re now flocking to playlists. This means that to get the most out of promoting your band, you’ll have to approach things a little differently. Here are eight ideas to help you get started:

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Saturday
Jul282018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Sell-Out Show