Tag: band management

  • Getting Into “Studio Mode” — How Musicians Should Prep to Record

    Getting Into “Studio Mode” — How Musicians Should Prep to Record

    Don’t spend time and money you can’t get back in the recording studio, go into every session prepared and ready. Here are some tips!

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  • 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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  • 7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    Being a musician is a full-time job. You chose to pursue this journey because of your desire to write, experiment, and perform — not to chase club promoters or make pitches to media outlets. And while being an independent artist is empowering, it doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. As many artists start […]

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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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  • Wilder Daze on Figuring It All Out By Doing It Himself

    Wilder Daze on Figuring It All Out By Doing It Himself

    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. New York’s Wilder Daze released his debut album, Golden Hour, this fall: a bright, narrative journey through the […]

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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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  • How to Write the Perfect Cold Booking Email

    How to Write the Perfect Cold Booking Email

    By Bob Barrick Anyone who’s ever managed to book gigs for themselves knows that it can often be insurmountably difficult. You spend hours sending emails to every venue in town only to receive automated responses. The problem isn’t that your music is bad. It’s that you’re going about it the wrong way. Like everything else […]

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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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  • The Essential Touring Musician’s Guide to Working Out on the Road

    The Essential Touring Musician’s Guide to Working Out on the Road

    Fitness starts with the diet, and this can be one of the absolute hardest things to control on the road. Touring is always a sacrifice of sorts, but it doesn’t have to ruin your body. I once spent five weeks on tour with a $10/day stipend for food and drinks. I ate two granola bars […]

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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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