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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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Wednesday
Jan312018

For Musicians, College Is The Great Dilemma 

When it comes to making music your full-time thing, it’s just as much about drive and who you know as it is anything else. If you have the drive to play every day, you play every day; if you have the drive to tirelessly promote online and book shows for your band, you do it; if you want to record until your songs are captured perfectly for the listener, you record; if you want to put together a great press package and submit to record labels — you get the point. 
If music is all about drive and passion, college seem ancillary. It’s like recommended reading. Great to get some context, but not absolutely necessary.    
I would argue that college does offer something extremely valuable for musicians: experience.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its Q4-2017 Hit Song Trend Report

Hit Songs Deconstructed today released its Q4-2017 Trend Report. This report details the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.

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Monday
Jan292018

Using A New Rehearsal Venue? How To Safely Transport Your Band Instruments 

As a musician, you must become accustomed to sudden changes of venue. When you specialize in playing instruments, safe transportation to new venues can be vital to the longevity of your instruments. Here, you will find several ways to safely transport your instruments to new rehearsal venues.

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Monday
Jan292018

Marketing Your Band: 13 Essential Strategies

This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

Once you’ve decided that you’re getting pretty serious about this whole music career thing, you know that you have to start putting in the effort to come up with effective band marketing ideas.

But if you haven’t gotten much farther than “make a Facebook fan page and post a bunch of stuff,” don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with 13 essential marketing strategies to add to your list!

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Saturday
Jan272018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Entrepreneurial Musicianship

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