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How house concerts can help you grown your fan base

By Guest Blogger We all know the scenario: you play at your local club to the same group of fans time and time again. Every week there may be a few new people there, but not enough to make a… Continue Reading

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A guide to getting gigs (part 3): how to promote your shows

By Guest Blogger [This article was written by guest contributor Yannick Ilunga of The Jazz Spotlight.] This is the final part of the three-article series A Guide to Getting Gigs. As the title suggests, in What to Do Before Looking for… Continue Reading

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5 Things You Should Always Do After Playing a Gig

By kathleen.parrish@hotmail.com (Kathleen Parrish) What to do after the final bow. (Image via tbo.com) You just played an awesome show – but now what? Even though the gig is over, there’s still work to be done. Some tasks need to… Continue Reading

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Keep Your Life in Order While on Tour

By Nia R Jones Touring is essential to a band’s success. In an age where music is easily pirated and consumers have shorter attention spans, going on tour can be one of the best ways to reach your fans and… Continue Reading

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3 Ways to Get More Buzz for Your Venue

By hughmcintyre1@gmail.com (Hugh McIntyre) Having a successful show or tour is not just thanks to those actually performing. It takes a team of people to make sure everything is planned well and things run smoothly. A venue has a lot… Continue Reading

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How to Make Mistakes Onstage Like a Pro

By welsh.dyl@gmail.com (Dylan Welsh) Photo via artquoteoftheday.wordpress.com Ideally, you’ll be so prepared going into every gig that there’s no way you could possibly make a mistake. Unfortunately though, mistakes are inevitable regardless of how much preparation you put into a performance.… Continue Reading

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Top 5 Los Angeles Venues That Local Bands Love Playing

By Ryan Pfleiderer Born Ruffians perform at the Troubadour. (Image via flickr.com) The music community in Los Angeles is as diverse as the city’s population. You’ve got your downtrodden singer-songwriters, wannabe pop stars, hipster indie rock bands, too-smart-for-their-own-good MCs –… Continue Reading

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How to Identify and Develop Your Sound

By Tyler Allen Though Lady Gaga is inspired by Tony Bennett, she never tries to imitate him. (Image via radio.com) Developing one’s sound is a very important task for any artist – not only from a branding standpoint, but from… Continue Reading

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How to Handle a Microphone Like a Pro

By Aaron Staniulis Image via pichost.me This is the first installment in a series of articles tackling live sound issues that we all run into, or may think we know the answer to, but oftentimes are muddied with myths or… Continue Reading

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3 Ways to Drive Ticket Sales for Your Show

By grassrootsy Oftentimes people don’t understand the importance of pre-sales. In fact, if a fan doesn’t think a particular show will sell out, they usually don’t feel the need to buy advance tickets even if they do intend on coming.… Continue Reading