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Why Female Musicians Still Face Incredulity in Live Venues

“What’s Your Band Called?” Why Female Musicians Still Face Incredulity in Live Venues Growing up in a fairly low income, single parent family in Melbourne, Australia, you could say I was your typical rebellious teenager. Thankfully for me, somewhere during my awkward grunge-inspired ensembles and excruciatingly loud bedroom sing-alongs, I started to release my weirdness […]Read More »

TWB: Mega Ran on Touring While Black

Touring While Black. One Artist’s Journey Navigating the Country’s Highways in a Post-Ferguson America Tour Time. My favorite two words to utter, or type, because as a musician, we all dream of getting on the road and knocking down stages in strange places, making new friends and fans, hopefully getting paid, and definitely having stories […]Read More »

How to Book Gigs Between Your Gigs

How to Book Gigs Between Your Gigs Enter GigSalad: The Uber of the Booking World “I just don’t need any more gigs.” I’ve never heard that sentiment. Ever. Even in the days when I was playing 250 shows a year, even when I talk to bands killing it on the summer music festival circuit now, […]Read More »

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk & Avoid Insurance Claims on the Road

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk & Avoid Insurance Claims on the Road THE TOUR VAN CHECKLIST You’ve got the tour van all loaded up for that string of club dates, or perhaps that awesome summer festival gig your agent scored. Let’s go through the checklist. Instruments and amps? Check. Food and water? Check. Clean clothes? […]Read More »

Become a Moneymaking Juggernaut with Busker's Direct-to-Fan Approach

Meet Busker, The Online Tip Jar (Not to Mention a Novel Approach to Direct-to-Fan Engagement) We’ve all seen musicians on the streets playing their hearts out to passersby, an open guitar case littered with spare change and a few crumpled bills at their feet. Their songs affect us at the most basic of emotional levels, […]Read More »

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