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Entries in live music (30)

Tuesday
Sep102019

5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Whether you’re a festival organizer or simply cobbling together a basement show at the last minute (but please don’t) there are certain practices when working with mid-level or less well known acts that will help build goodwill and make sure the performance goes off smoothly.

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Tuesday
Aug062019

Why You Need To Pay Heed To Your Alcohol Intake At A Concert

It’s common knowledge that concerts and cold brew go together like peanut butter and jelly. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a drink while swaying to the music, most people rarely stop at one, or even to two for that matter. Most concert goers get so caught up in dancing to the music and having a good time, one drink quickly turns into three or more. Unfortunately, not only can this cause a massive hangover, it also puts you at risk for serious injury. Whether you’re rocking out or get down and dirty, here are four good reasons why you should limit your alcohol intake at your next concert.

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Thursday
Jul112019

4 Ways To Create Atmospheric Lighting For Your Live Shows

When it comes to live shows, the lighting is big part of the crowd’s enjoyment. It can really make a difference in how they are able to get the full experience of your show. So don’t make the mistake of having sub-par lighting that doesn’t represent your performance in the best way. Use these four tips to create the best atmospheric lighting possible

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Tuesday
May072019

10 Music Festivals Around The World: Exciting But Unheard Of

Guest post by Eva of Blue Oceans PR

From India to China and Lithuania - here’s a list of the most interesting music festivals around the world

April 5, 2019. Here are 10 of the best festivals around the world that most people have never hear about, collected by travel website Smart Lemur.

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Monday
Jan282019

Classic Keyboards Are Being Dominated By MIDI Keyboards

Remember the days where the Nord keyboards ran the world when it come to touring musicians? Boy has that changed and changed pretty quickly. I started touring in a synth heavy band about 4 years ago and it has been a fun journey watching the keyboard world slowly change. I want to talk about the main reasons why we’re seeing less classic keyboards in touring musicians arsenals as well as touch on the new bluetooth MIDI controllers.

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Friday
Jan042019

2 Things That Can Ruin Your Concert

I went to a free outdoor concert in Austin recently. We saw a band I’d never heard of who made music I don’t normally listen to.
But I had a great experience, all because of two main things the band did (or didn’t do).
 Two things that all of us can learn from.

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Monday
Dec312018

7 Best Outdoor Music Venues Of 2019

Music is the thing that has always remained close to the soul. Whether we are going for a picnic, camping, hiking, road trips, or waiting for something, music is the ultimate time pass. Music can make everything seem more interesting. So, here we are going to tell you some things about the most amazing outdoor music venues. These destinations can surely make a place in the Gear Spie Blog for Outdoor fun. So, explore these places and decide which one you like the most.

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Wednesday
Oct032018

Tagging Fail: How To Keep Your Music Venue Free Of Graffiti

While bouncers and indoor surveillance cameras do a good job of protecting your music venue and the guests inside of it, you may be overlooking the outside of your club. Night after night, the outside walls of your business run the risk of serving as a graffiti artist’s canvas. Graffiti is unsightly and sometimes difficult to remove, so it’s important you take steps to prevent problems.

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Wednesday
Aug292018

Learning To Love Music Festivals As A Sober Person

Music festivals and nightclubs may seem like places to avoid if you’re recently sober. That might be true, if the scene is a specific trigger for your addiction. However, attending music festivals sober can be a fantastic experience and a welcome opportunity.

Here is a series of tips and tricks for joining up with your peers in recovery who also love music. Keep safe and protect your good health by learning to attend music festivals clean and sober.

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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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Tuesday
May152018

How To Keep Yourself Safe And Secure At A Music Festival

With longer summer days comes plenty of music festivals held across the country. Whether you are a lover of alternative, rock, country or Christian rock, there is a fun and vibrant festival calling your name. However, not everything at a festival is fun and games. Instead, you must actively take steps to keep yourself safe and healthy while there. Here are five ways that you can do this while still having plenty of fun.

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Tuesday
Apr032018

Live Performances Are About More Than The Music

I had started writing some posts and giving advice on my social media pages, as my way of giving some advice regarding some of the things that I see and hear, both at shows, and on artists’ social media pages. It always seemed to be the same things, coming from “artists,” who excel in playing the blame game: making excuses for why they aren’t succeeding. So, I thought that I would try to be helpful, by calling artists out on their behaviors! It may not be popular, or politically correct, but if an artist can’t handle the truth and some constructive criticism, then they are in the completely WRONG business.

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Monday
Jan152018

Should You Hire Security Guards For Your Music Event?

Whether you’re hosting a small karaoke party or a jam-packed musical festival, you have a responsibility as the event organizer to make sure that all of your guests get home safely. Here are just a few risk factors to consider and how security guards from a company like Security Services Northwest, Inc might or might not help with them.

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Tuesday
Jan022018

When Should You Hire A Booking Agent?

Every artist goes through phases of their career as they evolve and mature over time. No matter how famous an artist becomes, they all started out somewhere. In the early days, a lot of bands book their own shows until it becomes necessary to seek out an agent or when an agent finds them. For serious artists, hiring a booking agent can be a big step in launching their music career to the next level. If you are wondering when you should get a booking agent, here are some things to consider:

 

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