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Beware The Hazards of Live Streaming Your Gigs

Sounds a little sinister, doesn’t it? While streaming live gigs online isn’t inherently dangerous, there are some consequences for not getting it right - namely, your fans tuning out and leaving the event. Want to prevent this from happening?

There are three key steps to getting this right and avoiding the common sins of live broadcasting.


 
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How To Grow Your Email List At Your Next Gig

When it comes to the online world, having an email list signup feature is one of the most important things a website can have. While having a lead magnet such as a free giveaway (e.g. free song, ebook, etc.) is an excellent way to attract people into subscribing to your newsletter, there are a few tricks that you can use to increase the number of your...
 
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Vid O’The Week: The Grease Arrestor – Come Together

I never really considered myself a ‘fan’ of shoegaze-drone rock as I mostly have indie folk circulating through my veins. But after countless reviews and exposure to this rock genre I have grown fond of it. I feel like this band has caused an epiphany within me and broken through to my core, cementing that genuine love for the...
 
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How To Get A Booking Agent

There is a huge potential for revenue in the gigging industry, even for smaller, indie bands and musicians. However, many artists are met with an interesting paradox:you can’t get the bigger gigs without the help of a booking agent, but it can be difficult attracting the attention of an agent without some bigger gigs...
 
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The Importance of Creating an Internal Band Contract

Over the years there have been many lawsuits between and among the members of various musical bands. These lawsuits have concerned everything from disputes over the distribution of money to the right of departing members to use (or not to use) the band name in connection with ongoing endeavors. In most cases, it would...
 
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How To Stay Healthy On The Road: Simple Tips For Touring Musicians

Some bands look at touring like it’s a vacation or a moveable party. That’s fine as long as you don’t go out on the road all that often. But if you’re touring regularly, you’ve got to be more careful about your health. Touring takes so much planning and effort that when you’re in the midst of it you’ll want to make sure everyone is firing on...
 
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Charting A Music Career: Good, Fast, Cheap - Pick Any Two

Charting a music career is a complicated endeavor to say the least. It’s doubly so given that you’ll have to make not only musical decisions but also critical business decisions along the way. I heard an expression a few years ago that really stuck with me as it outlines the reality of the choices we have to make time and time again. That...
 
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4 Tips to Make Your Band's Instagram More Engaging

Every band and artist knows that social media is important (or, at least I hope they do), but sometimes doing it well can be tricky. What works for Facebook may not be the same as Twitter, and sometimes you need different strategies for different platforms. Instagram’s importance is growing, especially as younger people are ...
 
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How To Write About Your Album

Your album description is essentially a sales pitch, but that doesn’t mean it needs to read that way. It’s important to avoid tired phrases that mean nothing, and use specific language that really gets at the heart of what your album is about. After all, if you want people to click that “buy” button (that resides right next to your album...
 
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Vid O’The Week: Spookyland - Rock and Roll Weakling

Here a lone man stands, open to the calamity he may face in a world where aggression and masculinity are at times a testament to earning your rightful place. Two fists at the ready, but can anything ever prepare you for the lashings you will endure, by those that feel threatened by your efforts to break the boundaries?
 
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Five Tips on Picking and Muting

Guitar players spend a lot of time talking about gear — because it’s awesome!!!! — but the most important factors in your tone are your hands and your head. The conceptual and physical aspects of how you approach guitar play a crucial role in determining your sound. So here are five tips for picking and muting both electric and acoustic instruments...
 
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How To Avoid Becoming A Victim of Music Piracy

It’s the illegal downloading of music for free that people in the music industry are trying to avoid like the plague. It is the worst thing that happened to the music industry since the invention of auto-tune. It is a good plug-in, don’t get me wrong, but if you can’t sing – don’t try. What the music piracy problem brings is a really massive decline in sales and revenue for the artists and the labels...
 
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Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and JBalvin In Concert in Duluth, Ga

Superstar rapper Pitbull and Spanish singer, songwriter and actor Enrique Iglesias are out on a co-headlining tour, along with Columbian Reggaeton singer JBalvin, and the trio made a stop at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. where they performed for a sold-out crowd. Opening the evening was Columbia native JBalvin, the surprise of the...
 
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What Do Music Producers Do?

Working as a producer for the last twenty years, I’ve recorded all kinds of artists from “fresh off the boat” newbies to artists whose experience in the world of music doubles my own. In every case, my role as a producer stays essentially the same. It’s that role that I’m going to describe in this article. The best way I know to describe what a producer does...
 
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Angela James Coming to Country Music Capital October 24th

Angela James didn’t come from a musical background, but she grew up listening to every genre of music. As she recalls, “I didn’t grew up in a musical family, like nobody in my family played music. My dad played the clarinet in college, but by the time I came around, he wasn’t playing music. My mom was really into Kenny Rodgers and Willie...
 
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