Music Business

Sell More Concert Tickets & Reach New Fans With Bandsintown

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You’re on tour, and you get an angry email or text from Jessica, a fan in the last city you played. Turns out, even though you emailed her (and all of your list), you Tweeted about the concert, and you set up a Facebook event, she catch […]Read More »

Touring Advice From Raul Bianchi of The Expendables

BATHROOM BUSINESS ON THE ROAD I always need a few days after a long tour to decompress, and rediscover all the wonderful things about home that I’ve been missing for the last two months.  Going from a bunk in a bus that would be comfortable for a tween, back to a queen size bed is […]Read More »

Even MORE Tips for Staying Healthy on Tour

Staying healthy on tour means far more than avoiding alcohol poisoning. Eating well, exercising and avoiding stresses on your body that will lower your immune system are all crucial to not canceling shows. Singers on tour risk colds that could potentially damage vocal cords, and equally important is the idea of avoiding vocal fatigue with […]Read More »

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Pledge Music Interview: Funding Advice

  Performer recently had an opportunity to chat with Pledge Music founder Benji Rogers, to discuss his company’s efforts assisting independent musicians in reaching their funding goals.   How did Pledge Music get started? I’m CEO and also the first musician to use it. In fact we tried the system on my own EP.  I […]Read More »

Legal Pad: Creativity For Sale

For better or worse, a record deal consists of a handful of certainties.  One such certainty is that your label, whether major or indie, will own the sound recordings created under your deal.  But can a label own your music’s copyright?  In most instances, the answer is “no,” but this is not always the case.  […]Read More »

The Rebirth of the Cassette

  Upon first hearing buzz about mixtapes and The Walkman, many would grow nostalgic with images of something central to their youth, although some of those images may involve twirling a pen around the inner spool of the cassette to realign the tape. The more desired memories involve recording “tape letters” and splicing together clips […]Read More »

DIY: Step-by-Step Guide to Screen Printing

Spending too much on promo items for your band? You want the freedom to focus on your band without going broke in the process. Well, here’s a way to kill two birds with one proverbial stone; start making your own merch. Many bands go through the Sticker Guy for stickers or Disc Makers for their […]Read More »

Confessions From the Diary of a Road Musician

NASA requires their astronauts to undergo intensive psychological testing before shooting them into space. After all, they’ll be stuffed in a cramped vessel with no way off, and co-workers they can’t escape. Road bands, however, do not require such testing. I have been advocating psych evaluations for road musicians for years, but I’m not holding […]Read More »

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