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Saturday
Sep162017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Moshpit Mashup • Music Event Prep • Fiverr Music Production Pitfalls • More 

Friday
Sep152017

Moshpit Mashup: 4 Applicable Tips For Injuries Acquired At A Concert

Whether it’s a headline concert or a full blown festival, there’s nothing like a live concert to help you appreciate — and experience — your favorite bands. Unfortunately, concerts and festivals are also great places to get injured, whether it’s a mosh pit, an equipment malfunction, a grounds safety issue, or any of a long list of things that could go wrong. Of course if you’re attending a concert, it’s important to stay safe and protect yourself as much as possible from potential injuries. But if you do get hurt at a concert, here are a few tips you should keep in mind from a legal standpoint.

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Thursday
Sep142017

How To Prepare For Your First Big Music Event

The first big music event at your venue will introduce you to the ins and outs of everything that can and likely will go wrong with hosting this type of event. While it will be important to take many notes on how your venue could do things better, it is not impossible to get a lot of key things right the first time around. The following are a few tips to make sure that the first big music concert your venue hosts is a hit with those who grace your establishment.

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Tuesday
Sep122017

The Downsides To Using Fiverr For Music Production

With limited human resources (nearby to help to produce the song), I opted to produce an entire song— from start-to-finish— using a popular online marketplace, Fiverr.com. It was called an experiment— I had no idea whether it would work or not. Within a week timeframe, the entire song idea became a song distributed across the web.

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Monday
Sep112017

[Case Study] How Derek Webb Sells Out House Concerts

This post was written by Wes Walls and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

When Derek Webb decided to grow his artist income by performing house concerts, he turned to Bandzoogle’s website and marketing tools to book up his tour schedule and sell out his shows. 

He sets aside every second weekend in his calendar and fills them with as many shows as he can fit, earning up to $1000 per event.  We’ll show you how he does it.

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Saturday
Sep092017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Go Green

Thursday
Sep072017

Top 4 Easy Ways For Your Band To Go Green 

Nope, I’m not talking about covering Green Day, nor am I talking about terrible nausea that turns you green and—you know what happens next. I know you know what I’m talking about. It can be incredibly hard for a band to prioritize environmentally-friendly band life. You have to think about getting along with each other, actually putting out good music, booking your next gig, and staying sane. No small task. But still, if you’re in this for the long haul, you don’t want to be that band: the one showing no consideration for anything but your oh-so-basic band activities. Your band will feel a whole lot better if you do something besides care about yourselves.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

4 Pieces Of Equipment Every Entrepreneur Needs When Building A Music Venue

Opening your own music venue will be a great entrepreneurial venture that will allow you to explore your love for the performing arts. Having the right equipment can help make your venue successful and keep large crowds continuously coming through the doors. Here are four pieces of equipment that you will want to have when building your music venue.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

5 Bad Habits That Songwriters With Home Studios Need To Quit

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a songwriter, musician or producer with a home studio. But let me guess, you don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything done and, as a result, your songwriting has suffered. Right?

Being aware of our bad habits can bring about change and get us back on track.

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Saturday
Sep022017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Fight For Your Rights

Friday
Sep012017

Fight For Your Rights: What To Do After Being Arrested At A Concert

Going to a concert is supposed to be a fun way to enjoy an evening. However, if you are unruly or otherwise break the law, you could be taken into custody. It is important to remember that being arrested doesn’t mean that you are guilty. What can you do to protect your rights after being arrested at a concert?

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Some Feedback On Your Music

Everybody wants to get feedback on their music, especially when they’re just getting to grips with their production career.

One of the most disheartening things to get back when you send off a track is ‘not for me’. It’s vague, useless as feedback and at best shows a lack of interest.

Granted, not everybody has time to give you feedback, and you’ll probably find many people opt to write nothing at all, over a cursory ‘not for me’, assuming that lack of feedback is better than vague disinterest and an off-hand comment.

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Monday
Aug282017

Safe And Sound: 3 Ways To Keep Yourself Safe At Concerts

The best band or musical artist of the year is coming to your home town. You and your friends have the tickets and are dead-set on making the date. Before you even get there, be sure to keep in mind some important ways to stay safe while enjoying yourselves. 

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Monday
Aug282017

4 Home Security Measures To Keep Your Music Equipment Safe

Musicians, what if we told you there’s a burglary happening right now? We wouldn’t be lying. According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there’s a break-in every 15 seconds in the United States. Most of which occur in broad daylight. The average loss of homeowners, some of which are musicians just like you, affected by break-ins is around $2,230, which includes damages, stolen cash and other stolen property. With nearly 6,000 break-ins happening each day here in the United States, security should be top of mind. Here is how you can protect your home and the valuable equipment and priceless instruments you keep stored inside.

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