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Entries in live gigs (10)

Tuesday
Oct012019

4 Ways To Get Out Of A Performance Rut

No matter what industry you work in or activity that you participate in, delivering high performance and effort on a consistent basis is very important. While all people know that they need to continue to perform well, it can be hard to keep up the effort at all times. While all people will get into a performance rut from time to time, there are four important things that you can do to get out of one.

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Monday
Aug122019

Getting Your Band Pumped For Your First Big Gig (Without All The Nerves)

Booking your first big gig is a special thing. It’s a sign that your band is actually on the road to bigger and better things—and it’s also something that can cause an awful lot of anxiety. If you want to ensure that your band stays pumped without getting too nervous, you should consider taking the actions below.

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Wednesday
May152019

Musician's Malady: 4 Ways To Relax After A Grueling Show 

Most of a musician’s time is spent honing their craft, preparing for shows, and playing performances. However, once the shows are over, it can be hard for musicians to handle the inevitable crash felt after riding that live music high. Musicians looking to overcome this musician’s malady should try the following ideas.

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Monday
May132019

6 Benefits Of Playing House Concerts Over Bar Gigs

Guest post by Patrick McGuire of Soundfly’s Flypaper

When musicians set out to dominate the world with their music, they usually envision playing to sold-out stadiums and amphitheaters of screaming fans, not living rooms in front of only a handful of attentive listeners. But believe it or not, for lots of artists, house shows end up being more beneficial and sustainable than ones played at traditional venues, and organizations like Sofa Concerts are trying to connect more artists with even more opportunities to everyone’s benefit.

If you’re an indie touring musician who’s used to a certain type of environment, and you still need some convincing, here are six great reasons why you should play more house shows.

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Monday
Jan072019

Get The Show On The Road With Gig Transport!

No matter your choice of medium, bringing your art on the road is key to your success. Whether you’re a musician, actor, or travelling artist, you’ll need to consider packing up as safely and efficiently as possible before a tour.

We’ve put together a quick guide to getting the show on the road no matter what your gig entails. These simple tips should be beneficial to the smallest performance or the largest showcase.

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Monday
Nov232015

Why The Live Show Experience Is So Important In Laying Down The Proper Foundation For The Independent Artist

Setting the proper foundation for your career in any business is very crucial in setting yourself up for success.  When it comes to building your career as an independent artist building and setting the proper foundation is equally important. There are so many things that you  should make sure is in order to make sure that this is properly executed.   

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Monday
Nov092015

6 Different Ways To Book A Tour Date (Even In Cities You've Never Been To)

How would things change if you could book great gigs in great cities everywhere?

If you could snatch up better venues in less time?

And if you could curse a lot less while doing it?

It’s possible.  I’ll show you 6 ways that any independent artist can use.

But first let me tell you a little about 23 year old Brandon (me) and how he (I) learned an important lesson in efficiency and humility.

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Tuesday
Oct272015

The 6 Things This Unknown Band Did To Make A Sizable Profit From A Short Tour

I’m talking with Rolfe Briney IV, lead guitarist for Birmingham, AL, garage rockers Freaky Deakys. He and Trevor Dane, the group’s lead singer and other guitarist, recently returned home from a brief yet busy tour that found them playing 12 shows over 10 days. After talking about the crazy things that happen on tour, there was one thing that totally shocked me: they made a sizable profit.

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Thursday
Oct082015

5 Creative Ways To Keep The Buzz Going After Your Show

In my last post, I discussed five creative ways to build buzz before a show. For this edition, we’re focusing on ways to maintain momentum after a gig.

Any music fan knows about the high you get after seeing a killer show. That feeling makes you want to listen to the band even more, purchase merchandise, and vow to see them perform again. Artists shouldn’t let these moments pass them by, as this is one of the best opportunities to connect with your fans (new and seasoned) face to face. 

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Sunday
Aug162015

How To: Be Your Own Promoter

My name is Paul Williamson, founder of www.Band-Stuff.com, musician, singer, and promoter. In the past 2 years I have worked as a promoter, putting on events in London, working with a variety of bands and artists ranging from small garage band acts, to international touring acts. 

In this article I will go through the bare essentials behind being a promoter for your own shows. This is mainly to cover the nitty gritty essentials of putting on a show and not so much detail into the promotion side of things (since that is an extensive topic I will cover in another article at a later date!). This is by no means the only or best way to go about things, just one way.

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