Author: Josh Robins

  • Why You Should Always Be Booking

    Why You Should Always Be Booking

    Booking shows is tough, but here are some solid reasons why it’s worth every ounce of your bands’ energy to keep at it and work hard to improve.

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  • Make a Legit Commitment to Your Resolution This Year, Please?

    Make a Legit Commitment to Your Resolution This Year, Please?

    How many New Year’s resolutions have you ever made and actually stuck to? If the number exceeds zero, you deserve a round of applause. According to this article in Psychology Today (and others), there are tons of reasons we bail on our New Year’s resolutions: unrealistic expectations, unrealistic feelings of shame when we fail, an […]

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  • …But Can You Entertain?

    …But Can You Entertain?

    Yes, you may be a technically proficient artist. You may even have a following. But if you’re not entertaining your audience, your live show will suffer.

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  • Nick Photinos on Fearless Collaboration and Playing to An Iranian Weather Forecast

    Nick Photinos on Fearless Collaboration and Playing to An Iranian Weather Forecast

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Nick Photinos’ debut solo album, Petits Artéfacts is a playful, masterfully performed collection of […]

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  • A Meditation on the Notion of Artistic Sacrifice

    A Meditation on the Notion of Artistic Sacrifice

    Nothing gets me thinking about sacrifice more than going out on the road. Everyone’s making sacrifices to be there. Leila and John are both working their day jobs remotely using wifi hotspots that don’t function all that well in the-middle-of-nowhere US. Lots of nowhere. And my written log feels like something out of Oregon Trail. Phil fractured […]

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  • What to Do When Your Bass Player (Or, Like, Anyone Else) Quits

    What to Do When Your Bass Player (Or, Like, Anyone Else) Quits

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. In the world of live bands, bass players and drummers have a lot of negotiating power. They’re in demand, and they know it. Nearly every genre of […]

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  • Fear of Success Is Real. Here’s How I Found Out I Had It.

    Fear of Success Is Real. Here’s How I Found Out I Had It.

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Fear of success seems a bit absurd. We’re all trying to succeed all the time, right? Fear of failure seems logical though; we don’t want to fail… […]

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  • Don’t Let the Bear Chase You Down: Keep Your Band from Racing to the Bottom

    Don’t Let the Bear Chase You Down: Keep Your Band from Racing to the Bottom

    Here’s a situation many musicians experience on an all-too-regular basis: You get out of your day job, sit in traffic all the way home, load your gear, eat, maybe review some material, inch through more traffic and arrive at practice only to find the band “leader” isn’t ready or, worse, isn’t even there yet?!?! They […]

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Advanced Synths and Patch Design for Producers