There are several ways you can show your support and help local music in the Madison area, as well as any place that has a local music scene. Supporting local music isn’t expensive, a serious headache, or inconvenient. This list proves it, so no more excuses! (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…)
There’s a recent music-related survey (Yes, ask anyone who knows me, I actually enjoy tearing apart the results of almost any type of survey) and it asked hundreds of people linked with the entertainment industry to answer one basic question: what do you believe is the most important thing for any band or artist to do? (more…)
Each year, people in the record store industry have looked forward to that special time in April when the jolly man comes down their chimney and fills their stockings with all sorts of gifts and goodies. This year, that man is no other than Public Enemy’s very own Chuck D. And just for the record (pun intended), this has nothing to do with Christmas. It’s the third Saturday of April: It’s Record Store Day! (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…)