Posts Tagged ‘band tips’

Comments Off on Changing your point of view as an independent artist

Changing your point of view as an independent artist Negativity and laziness sucks the life out anything. Life, work, parties and relationships are all fodder to the dark and passive cloud that anyone can harness its great power at any given time. As a human being its nearly impossible to not get negative once in […]

Comments Off on RANT: Show structures and why we expect things like people.

Education Time. Show structures and expectations of promoters. Ive booked hundreds of shows myself and worked on even more for others. I have seen contracts for venues, and contracts for bands and the variances of each unique deal. Handshake deals and email confirmations without signatures, verbal agreements left up to the integrity of the venue/promoter […]

Comments Off on RANT: Local’s fair share of work

The most common issue I see with local bands is understanding their expected share of the workload when it comes to draw for a show. Its not the local bands job to reach the national acts fans or the venues share, its expected they reach their own. Many are under the assumption its the promoters […]

Comments Off on MUSICIAN VIEW: Is everyone in your band on the same page?

Is everyone in your band on the same page? by Shannon Frye – Drummer for Avenger of Blood http://www.facebook.com/aobthrash Bands should set goals and really work hard to accomplish them, both in a short term and a long term aspect. Most importantly, in order for that to work, all the band members have to be […]

Comments Off on This long hard road to… what? Part II: Promotion, Booking and Revenue

This long hard road to… what? Part II: Promotion, Booking and Revenue Buckets of show promotion, oceans of band promotion. You have the music, now its time for a direction for that music. You made it, now own it. Publish your music by creating your own publishing company. Now before you get all discouraged and […]

Comments Off on This long hard road to… what? Part I: Beginning Band Structure

This long hard road to… what? Part I: Beginning Band Structure: The foundation of a group of people with a common goal. Creating original music and getting it heard. Make sure everyone understands the amount to sacrifice it takes to get it heard before investing your time. That’s very hard to do, as you will […]