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Entries in Band (9)

Monday
Oct162017

4 Essential Repair Tasks Music Hall Owners Need To Upkeep

Music halls and concert venues need proper maintenance to ensure that when there is an event, everything goes according to plan. In most cases, these facilities are beloved historic structures, and as a result, there needs to be a balance between preservation, comfort, and accessibility. The persons responsible for the maintenance of such a facility should have the understanding of its significance.

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Wednesday
Jul052017

Musical Mayhem: 4 Issues That Could Destroy Your Flourishing Band

Being in a band is a dream that many people have growing up. For most, their dream ends after high school or after getting tired of playing small gigs for family or friends. However, there are a chosen few groups that gain fame across the country and throughout the world. What are some issues that could derail that success?

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Monday
Jul032017

Creating A Band Agreement: What You Need To Know

This guest post by Canadian entertainment lawyer Byron Pascoe originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

Being a musician is a business. If you’re in band, one of the most important elements of organizing your business, is having an effective band agreement.

Without agreement among the members of your band, whether verbal, written on a napkin (is that still done?), texted, or written by an entertainment lawyer (shameless plug), some key issues will need to be negotiated at a time when perhaps not everyone is acting reasonably. Or you may need to rely on the law, which may not provide appropriate solutions for your situation.

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Thursday
Jun292017

Get Out Of The Garage: 4 Tips For Success When Starting A Band

There are hundreds of bands playing across the country each night at clubs or private parties. However, only a handful of those groups will ever get a record deal or gain any type of widespread recognition or fame. What are some steps that your band can take to overcome the odds and become a household name?

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Friday
Apr142017

Martial Music: 5 Reasons To Consider Joining A Military Band

The origin of martial music dates back to a time when the high-tech communication systems seen on the battlefield today were not in existence. Signaling in the war zone was done by the sound of drum beats and the sounding of trumpets.

However, present day military bands have a different kind of music duty. Once you join the military and pass all the mandatory training and auditions, you get assigned to a band. As part of the band, your primary mission will be to perform musical engagements. Many of which fall under the morale and welfare category. They include recruiting concerts, military formations, and monthly officer’s club retreats among others. If you’re interested in joining such a band, here are a few reasons to help you take the plunge:

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Wednesday
Nov092016

Optimizing Your Band Website For SEO

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

If SEO is important to you as a musician, then having a website for your band is arguably the most important factor. But just having one isn’t quite enough. You need to optimize it for search engines.

Before you read this though, head over to Chapter 1 of this multi-post SEO guide for musicians to get familiar with your SEO strategy, the Fan Journey, and everything else we’ve covered up to this point.

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Friday
Oct282016

How To Start A Band In NYC

It’s no coincidence that so many aspiring musicians live in New York City. The Big Apple is one of the best places in the world for any type of artist to be successful. If you’re already living in one of the five boroughs, you’re on the road to making your musical dreams come true… but you still need to get your act together. Here’s our advice for how to start a band and set yourself up for success. Read full how to start a band in NYC post here.

Wednesday
Aug102016

Make Yourself An Irreplaceable Musician

This ariticle originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog

This may be difficult, but try to picture your role in the band. Not just as the drummer or guitarist, but seriously look at your significance in the group. Unfortunately, many musicians find themselves as “cogs” in the system. They show up to band practice, learn the songs just enough to get by, go home, and repeat the same process. While there could be far worse situations, being a “cog” doesn’t make you unique. In fact, it makes you entirely replaceable.

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Monday
Mar072016

Concert Road Warriors - How To Show Your Affection For Your Favorite Bands

When you go to concerts, it’s more fun if you can find interesting and effective ways to support your favorite bands. It doesn’t matter if these are world famous musicians or simply friends of yours who have started a local band that you want to support. Either way, there are ways to show your loyalty and make the experience of attending concerts more fun for you and your friends.

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