I’ve been fortunate enough to have a chance to work with one of the top names in the business side of band management – Martin Atkins. Besides being a super-cool guy, Martin is the former drummer for Killing Joke, Pigface, and Nine Inch Nails. (more…)
Earlier on we identified 6 revenue streams that can make you a full-time musician. Due to the demand of this topic we’re offering a few more approaches to monetize your music that can further your finances. (more…)
Dreaming about getting your band on a festival ticket where your music will get heard by those in the industry who may be able to help? Well, read on as we are pleased to share this guest blog from Mike with the hard-working band Sunspot. He explains what keeps luring them back to one of the biggest music gatherings in the country. It may just make you want to go, too. (more…)
As a new band starting out, you might immediately think that there are only a couple of ways to earn extra revenue. Between that and the fact that people around you are telling you to give up the musical dream and get a real job, you might think that music will never be an actual job. But I have good news for you: music IS a real job, and those people don’t get it.
This week is a continuation of our last post on managing your band using free online resources. If you haven’t read the last post, then go check it out before reading this article, as some of the topics we’ll be discussing this time will be cross-referenced here. (more…)
Like any business your ability to bring in a crowd at your live shows, or sell your albums means you need an ever-growing list of potential buyers — also known as, your fans. (more…)
Unless you’re very rich, or very lucky, as the leader of your band, you’ll also be the manager, secretary, booking agent, and public relations contact. You might also be writing songs, writing lyrics, and communicating with your fans on a regular basis. That’s a lot of jobs, and that’s a lot of work! I get asked all the time – “Fang, how do you do it?” Thankfully, there’s an easy (and free) answer: (more…)
“Apart from death and taxes, the other thing certain in this life is that I’ll never be a fashion icon.” – Iron Maiden Lead Singer Bruce Dickinson
A bit of humor as we dive into the timely topic of taxes. April 15th is looming on the calendar, and since I’m a deadline driven type (for better or worse!) the conversation is just beginning with our own tax consultant.