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Learn how to book shows, rehearse, and record better with these articles on band management. To learn more, check out Soundfly’s free course Building a Better Band.

  • Opening Band Etiquette

    Opening Band Etiquette

    I’m currently reading Meet Me in the Bathroom, an excellent oral history of the rock and roll resurgence in NYC at the turn of the century, written by Lizzy Goodman. Aside from the havoc that existed then, as the swan song of the “glory days of the music industry” was playing out and my own nostalgia […]

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  • How to Overcome the Obstacles of Launching Your Music Career

    How to Overcome the Obstacles of Launching Your Music Career

    It can be challenging when you decide to launch your music career, so get a jumpstart with these tips and words of wisdom.

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  • The Dos and Don’ts of On-Stage Banter

    The Dos and Don’ts of On-Stage Banter

    On-stage banter can be one of the most memorable parts of your set. Talk to your crowd like a pro with these tips for upping your banter game.

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  • 5 Steps to Building a Loyal Tribe

    5 Steps to Building a Loyal Tribe

    Seth Godin describes a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea.” He goes on to explain that tribes have been in existence for millions of years and that all a group really needs in order to be considered a tribe are shared interests […]

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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?

    Whether or not you’re the band member causing an issue with your fellow musicians, use this self-check to figure out how to resolve the problem.

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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

    Make the most of your local scene as a musician, grow your fanbase, and, maybe most importantly, get involved with your artistic community.

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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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  • Master the Art of Stage Banter with Confidence, Timing, and Nailing the Details

    Master the Art of Stage Banter with Confidence, Timing, and Nailing the Details

    When it comes to playing an instrument, I have close to zero credibility. Outside of being able to tear up a dance floor and the two-and-a-half weeks I gave playing the keyboard a (somewhat) earnest shot, I’m not the most qualified. That’s why I have so much respect for my clients and stick to my […]

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  • 5 Gorgeous Routes to Take on Your Next Tour

    5 Gorgeous Routes to Take on Your Next Tour

    Get off the beaten path and give your road-weary soul a treat by taking one of these five insane routes during your next tour.

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