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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 »

Dept. of Transportation Issues Final Rule On Air Travel with Musical Instruments

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule to implement section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which requires that U.S. airlines accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage on commercial passenger flights, provided that certain conditions are met. “At DOT, we know how important instruments are to […]Read More »

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