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Getting Through A Show When Everything Goes Wrong

Guest post by Patrick McGuire. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

The thought of playing a show fraught with performance mistakessound problems, and an unengaged crowd is one that keeps musicians of all stripes awake at night. It makes perfect sense, too! After spending god knows much time, money, and personal sacrifice writing and creating great music, you feel a lot of pressure to deliver a flawless live show every time you hit the stage.

But here’s the rub: Things go wrong in live shows constantly, and the problems you’re likely to experience aren’t always predictable or preventable, nor are they abnormal in any way. Especially when you’re on the road playing night after night, with different sound in different rooms with different support acts and different audiences, it’s a miracle we’re even able to perform well at all!

Here are a few ways to get through shows where nothing seems to be going your way.

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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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Stage Design: How To Create A Venue That’s Set To Thrill

Planning an event that everyone will enjoy is challenging, but extremely satisfying if successful. One of the key steps in ensuring the success of your event is choosing and creating a venue that will leave your guests awed. This article will outline how to create this kind of venue in five easy steps.

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How To Prepare For Your First Big Music Event

The first big music event at your venue will introduce you to the ins and outs of everything that can and likely will go wrong with hosting this type of event. While it will be important to take many notes on how your venue could do things better, it is not impossible to get a lot of key things right the first time around. The following are a few tips to make sure that the first big music concert your venue hosts is a hit with those who grace your establishment.

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How To Stay Safe And Sound While Rocking It At A Concert

If you enjoy going to music concerts, there are a few precautions that you should take to keep yourself out of harm’s way. Being safe, however, won’t prevent you from still having a good time while you revel in the music. Here are a few tips to staying safe at concerts.

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Hear And Far: America's Best Cities For Live Music

America has some serious talent and music lovers know the best jams these days happen outside the major cities. Once upon a time, bands had to make it to musical meccas such as Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, or Austin to draw crowds and make a name for themselves. Not anymore! The following places are some of the best cities in the United States to catch some fresh acts and good times.

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