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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

Friday
Jul272018

Sell-Out Shows With Gigantic’s Five Tips To Master Social

With hundreds of shows on sale weekly and 3.5 million tickets sold in the last five years, Gigantic is one of the UK’s best-known independent ticketing agencies, selling tickets to big events such as Ed Sheeran, Reading & Leeds and Download Festival.

Driving ticket sales through exciting social media campaigns and engaging with music fans is the responsibility of social media guru, Elizabeth Gracie. She knows exactly what it takes to sell-out shows with social.   

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Wednesday
Jul252018

7 Easy Steps To Getting A Job At A Record Label

Like any other business, record labels need quality employees. Likewise, bands need good record labels, primarily because of how much time it takes to get everyone in the band together, hone skills, write good music, and learn how to perform. 
With the internet and affordable software at everyone’s fingertips, it’s true that the DIY approach is gaining ground for musicians. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find a successful band that isn’t on a record label. It takes a ton of effort to be a good band. Record labels do the things that bands don’t have the time and resources to do.
 
Are you attracted to the industry side of music? Are you a musician yourself? Do you find yourself attracted to the music scene wherever you go? Working at a record label might be just the right fit for you. Here are the steps to make it happen.

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Tuesday
Jul242018

Tips To Buy A Digital Piano

In today’s post, I will give some clues to buy a digital (or electronic) piano. A series of tips and references that will help you to make your choice fit as much as possible to what you are looking for.

Due to the long experience that I have acquired over the years about this musical instrument, I will not deny that I have my own personal preferences and predilections in this of the digital pianos . Therefore, I will try to be neutral as far as possible without letting go the idea that in the end what you are looking for are precisely expert opinions and that you recommend specific models. Without further delay, I will explain.

 

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Friday
Jul202018

The Rise Of The Sampling Pad In The Modern Drummer’s Setup

No matter how many times I hear the term “modern drummer,” I can’t help but imagine a player that has a smaller setup which includes a Roland SPD-SX. This product is part of a family of instruments known as drum sampling pads. Nearly all drummers I have toured with in the past few years have all had an SPD-SX or something similar. In fact, it’s almost uncommon that they don’t have one!

Sampling pads allow drummers to play grooves with electronic percussion, trigger synth lines, and even use backing tracks with a band. With the amount of expression and flexibility they offer a drummer, it makes sense why they have become so popular in the last ten years. Sure, electronic drums have been around since the 80s, but nothing has become as portable until now.

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