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Entries in live performances (10)

Thursday
Feb042016

Stage Right: Themes And Life Lessons Learned From The Stage 

The stage has been home to countless works of art, passion, philosophy, beauty, religion and creativity. Although the plot and characters change with each production, one thing is consistent and has been since the early days of Greek tragedies: The stage offers poignant life lessons to musicians, actors, performers and audience members. Here are three thematic stage productions that offer modern life lessons to us all.

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Thursday
Nov052015

Lessons From the Grateful Dead: Creating the Magic for Live Shows 

There’s nothing like seeing your favorite performer live. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the nosebleed section, you can still say you saw your favorite entertainer live. People who’ve seen acts that are no longer together — The Beatles, the Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys — will never forget the experience. For many, it’s because the act stimulated more than seeing and hearing: it stirred feelings that remain decades later.

If you’re part of an act that’s getting off the ground, think of ways to give your budding fan base a few extras to help them become the next wave of DeadHead-like devotees.

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Thursday
Sep032015

10 Things Sun Ra Can Teach Us About Band Leadership

Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, 1914–1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” prolific musical output, and energetic experimental big-band performances. He widely claimed (and legitimately believed) he was born on Saturn and was over 5,000 years old.

Ra released over 200 albums, many of which were home-recorded to tapes that he copied himself or cut to vinyl in small batches and sold at shows. He pioneered a lot of experimentation with technology in jazz and free jazz starting as early as the 1950s in Chicago. A funny tidbit about Sun Ra is that as he was experimenting with early synthesizer keyboards, electronics and tape delay, he was given one of the first prototypes of the Minimoog by Robert Moog to play around with before it even went on the market.

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Monday
Apr082013

Do you have what it takes to rock Summer Fest 2013?

The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving your band the opportunity to perform in front of a huge crowd in downtown Lufkin during Summer Fest Texas, May 18, and the chance to win $1,000. For details, visit http://www.easttexassummerfest.com/BattleoftheBands/

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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
Jun072012

A Brief History of The Music Industry

This blog looks at the history of the music industry, where the business of music started, how the three main parts of the industry evolved, and how we have got to the industry we know today. Hopefully, by the end of the blog you will know the differences between the live, publishing and recording industries as well as how they came to be.

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Monday
Apr092012

Lifetime Opportunity to Open Concert for Kunal Ganjawala

Kunal Ganjawala, one of the greatest singers alive is all set to perform at Shivamogga. Here is your chance to open the concert for the great singer and your chance to meet face to face with him.

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Thursday
Mar152012

6 Ways to Put on a Great Live Show

Last month I took in the Jane’s Addiction concert at Massey Hall in Toronto. It was a great event and a fantastic show which started with a frenzy and built its way towards an all out love fest. Regardless of what you think of Jane’s Addiction as a band, as individuals or of their music, it is undeniable that they put on a great and memorable live show. So let’s take a look at what your band can learn from one the best in the business.

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Thursday
Jul212011

Ticketometer Launch Allows Music Artists to Create Shows That Only Happen If a Minimum Number of Tickets Are Sold

Ticketometer (www.ticketometer.com), an online service that allows artists to create shows that only happen if a minimum number of tickets are sold, has been released in beta version.  The site is fully functional and is targeted toward up-and-coming artists who would like to expand their touring presence into new cities without the risk of playing to empty venues.  Local and touring artists can also take advantage of ticketometer by preselling tickets to shows and using guaranteed attendance to increase their clout with venues.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

THESTAGE.TV ANNOUNCES THE NEW SPOTLIGHT PLAYER 

TheStage.tv, “the World’s OPEN MIC”, today announced the availability of its new Spotlight Player, the first video player that lets audience members donate money, buy music and share performances of their favorite TheStage.tv artists – all within a video player that artists can place anywhere on their website or social media fanpage.

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