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Entries in cover bands (4)

Tuesday
Feb042014

How to Build a Website for Your Cover Band

If you’re in a cover band that is looking to get booked at private parties, corporate events, and weddings, there are certain elements that you should have on your website.

We’ve written many posts about how to build a great website for bands. From creating your Navigation, the essential elements of your Homepage, to having a perfect Music page. We also released a free eBook: Building Your Website: A Step-By-Step Guide for Bands and Musicians (Download it here: http://bit.ly/buildyourwebsiteebook).

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Sunday
Sep232012

Amplify your music career with cover gigs

There is a real uprising of unsigned bands in the UK and the country is full of talent yet to be discovered. Record label development deals are pretty much a thing of the past - and so finding a way to fund your own development costs is a necessity.

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Wednesday
Jun202012

Five Things Every Cover Band Needs To Know

You’ve got to know how to play your axe. But what else do you need to do to get out of the practice room and onto the stage, especially when you’re playing other people’s music? Cover bands have an extra challenge when they perform: Everyone in the room already has an idea of what the song is supposed to sound like. Here are Five Things Every Cover Band Needs to Know:

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Thursday
Dec292011

Cover Band Performance Contracts

If you are planning a live music event you will need to make sure you have a contract in place with the performers. This is especially important if you have a financial stake in the event and are inviting paying customers. You need to make sure you have a written guarantee that the cover band will attend the engagement and what is expected from both parties. There may be occasions with local function bands where a contract is not needed. Sometimes an email confirmation may be enough if you know of the act.

If you do go down the contract route the live band may issue you a standard contract with their terms. These are available from the Musicians Union and are very simple straightforward contracts. It will usually include as a minimum the date and time of the engagement, the location, fee and duration of the performance. More in depth contracts may include who is responsible to providing equipment such as staging and PA systems. Some cover bands will be paid a set fee for the gig and other larger acts may ask for a percentage of ticket sales as well. This is something that should be negotiated early on.

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