Tag: band leadership

Learn how to take the reigns of your next musical project with these articles on all the elements of running a successful band — from organization to booking, promotions to rehearsing. For more tools, check out Soundfly’s free course Building a Better Band.

  • 3 Things to Think About When Hiring Musicians for Your Band

    3 Things to Think About When Hiring Musicians for Your Band

    When hiring a band, it’s important to show you’re respecting the musicians’ time and talent, and to do that, you need to clearly communicate the details.

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  • I’m the Band Leader, You’re Not. I Know Better.

    I’m the Band Leader, You’re Not. I Know Better.

    Band leaders have the answers, they have the final say, and they have ultimate decision making power. If anyone tells you different, tell them to read this.

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  • How to Overcome the Obstacles of Launching Your Music Career

    How to Overcome the Obstacles of Launching Your Music Career

    + 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. Have you ever felt like you’re being pulled in a million different directions when it comes to your music career? Being a DIY artist not only means […]

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  • Are You ‘That’ Band Member?

    Are You ‘That’ Band Member?

    There are very few bands out there that don’t have at least some drama. Rock history is rife with tales of inner turmoil in otherwise successful bands. Sometimes, though, it’s the members themselves who are contributing to their own unhappiness. Occasionally, the trouble can be traced back to one particularly grouchy member: perhaps a ham-fisted […]

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  • Tips to Draw the Crowd: How Local Artists Can Beat the Struggle

    Tips to Draw the Crowd: How Local Artists Can Beat the Struggle

    It’s supposed to be all about the music, right? Well, it turns out building a successful band takes a lot more than a decent melody. You’ve been writing, practicing, networking, booking, and selling merchandise, and it’s starting to pay off. You’re building up a fanbase and maybe even getting some good press. This is the […]

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  • Malcolm Young, Who Led AC/DC from the Shadows, Dies at 64

    Malcolm Young, co-founder, rhythm guitarist, and soulful driving force behind the legendary rock group AC/DC, passed away on November 18, 2017. He died peacefully at the young age of 64 after an extended battle with dementia, surrounded by family members. AC/DC is one of the greatest rock groups of all time, both culturally and financially. […]

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  • 4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    + Improve your songwriting with Soundfly! Explore our range of courses on emotional chord progressions, basic songwriting technique, songwriting for producers, and many more. Subscribe for unlimited access here. Being a musician isn’t cheap, is it? There are recording costs, tour expenses, shipping materials, equipment repairs/rentals/repurchases, the cost of hiring a publicist or a marketer, and/or a radio tracker to […]

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  • Getting the Most from Your Hired Musicians

    Getting the Most from Your Hired Musicians

    For an emerging artist, bringing in the hired guns for a one-off show, recording, or tour can be a daunting proposition. Even after you’ve found the perfect players, you still have to negotiate compensation, make sure they understand what’s expected of them, and provide them with the materials they need to perform their best. Every […]

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  • Arkells on Using Humor and Honesty to Achieve Creative Results in Songwriting

    Arkells on Using Humor and Honesty to Achieve Creative Results in Songwriting

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s new 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.  Interview by Angela Mastrogiacomo These days, the “indie” aesthetic can often feel just as formulaic […]

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  • TUSKS on Branching Out In Her Process and How to Combat Sexism in Music

    TUSKS on Branching Out In Her Process and How to Combat Sexism in Music

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s new 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.  Interview by Evan Zwisler When an artist has the courage to describe her work as […]

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