In a recent article, Jack Conte of Pomplamoose openly writes about the bands revenue generated through their latest tour. He also includes a detailed list of the expenses endured during the tour. It turns out the band made $135,983 from the tour, which includes tickets sales ($97,519), merch sales ($29,714), and a sponsorship from...
For most independent musicians, large worldwide exposure is a difficult thing to achieve if you don’t have a lot of funds for advertising. That is why artists sign contracts with large record labels. They have the funds to buy advertising on various avenues like radio, television, and the internet. Now back in the day,...
Now before I get started, don’t go getting all emotional if you feel that your songs may “suck” after reading this post. I’ve wrote and recorded many horrible songs in my day, and I wouldn’t be the musician I am today had I not persevered through those early days of not really knowing what...
If you see your gigs as nothing more than a place to let people see you play then, you are missing out on the bigger picture of things. Your shows are the best way to network with fans, the easiest way to gain new fans, and a great way to help you get future...
If you are an active reader of this site or my Facebook Page then you already know how important I think, it is to keep the sound guy/girl in a good mood. Yes, you will come across some real assholes but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything in your power to avoid pissing...
Live shows are where all the magic happens! Nothing promotes your band better than a live show. It is the perfect place to network with fans, industry people and other musicians. There are a lot of great things you can do to get the most out of your live shows, but the most important...
Websites for musicians or bands are great for online promotion. Nowadays you almost aren’t deemed professional in the online world without one. The best thing about having a band website is that you have total control over the whole site (as apposed to a Twitter page or Facebook fan page). You can have everything...
If you are anything like me, you have been in numerous bands over your years of playing. If so then I ‘m willing to bet you have had at least one member you secretly (or openly) had issues with in one or two of those bands. It may have even got to the point...
When it comes to playing gigs, any serious band will agree that steady shows are the lifeblood to their career. Playing live is the best way to make money (gig income, merch and CD sales), network with others in the music industry and most importantly socialize with your fans. What’s that? You don’t interact...
Don’t just be that band or artist who sells nothing but CD’s and T-shirts. If you are, don’t sweat it. At least your aren’t the musicians who don’t have any merch at all! If you don’t have merch but are playing live shows then do sweat it and get on that shit now! It...