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5 Ways For Bands to Maximize Merchandise Sales

“How do you make money from music?” Ask most gigging musicians this question these days, and they’ll probably give you the same answer – “tour, tour, and tour again”. What they’ll no doubt neglect to mention is that, while on tour, you need to be selling a boatload of merch if you want to see […]Read More »

Uncommon Touring Tips From Indie Musicians for a Smoother (And Fungus-Free) Trip

Unless you’re traveling in a roomy, air-conditioned bus, touring as an independent band is an experience rife with stenches, coin-scrounging, and utter exhaustion. Hitting the road DIY-style is definitely prone to pitfalls, especially if it’s your first go ’round. But there are ways to make things easier – and less, um, fungus-addled. Properly prepping your vehicle (check-up, […]Read More »

How to Persuade People to Come to Your Show on a Weeknight

Any band that’s toured at least once knows that attendance at shows varies not only city by city, but also day by day. Scheduling events is tough enough, and sometimes getting a slot at 9:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night simply cannot be avoided, and yet you’re expected to bring in the crowds. So, what’s […]Read More »

5 Things Your Band Needs to Know About Liability Insurance

As a musician, practicing and scheduling performances can be time consuming – and business decisions such as purchasing liability insurance can sometimes fall off the radar.  Whether you’re an amateur band playing at a few events for fun or a professional musician growing your career, insurance coverage requires careful consideration and should never be a […]Read More »

20 Ways to Better Promote College Gigs

What is the secret to being successful in the college entertainment market?  Here we provide tips and tricks of how to assure that you are playing to a full house, and that your name is spread positively to potential repeat business, or better, recommendations!  KNOW YOUR ROLE There is clearly one large mistake that many […]Read More »

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