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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.

  • 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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  • Iris Lune on Being Open to Take on New Roles, Writing Conflict Music, and Hot Sauce

    Iris Lune on Being Open to Take on New Roles, Writing Conflict Music, and Hot Sauce

    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. Recently, I was talking with Asher Kurtz and Ella Joy Meir (one half of […]

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  • Tour Food Can Be Soooo Rough, Here’s What You Should Be Eating on the Road

    Tour Food Can Be Soooo Rough, Here’s What You Should Be Eating on the Road

    After a while on the road, pizza just ain’t gonna cut it. Stock up on these types of tour food and necessities to stay full, healthy & happy!

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  • How to Write a Compelling Artist Bio in Three Easy Steps

    How to Write a Compelling Artist Bio in Three Easy Steps

    When it comes to your press package, no one tool is more important than the other. Yet, without just one of those tools — professional promo photos, well-mixed songs, and a strong, clearly written bio — the whole thing falls apart. So, it stands to reason that each and every piece of your press kit […]

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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Small Music Blogs… Not Big Ones

    4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Small Music Blogs… Not Big Ones

    Everyone wants major press placements. I get it. There’s a lot of clout that comes with a feature on Alternative Press, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, etc. However, in their quest to shoot straight to the top, emerging bands are missing a vital component to career growth: small, indie blogs. There are a lot of reasons […]

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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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  • A Complete SEO Checklist for Musicians

    A Complete SEO Checklist for Musicians

    It’s not easy figuring out how to start optimizing your band’s presence in search engines. So we took all of our SEO (“search engine optimization”) advice and broke it down into one handy checklist. For details on how to do each of the things on the list, you can refer to Bandzoogle’s “Complete Guide to SEO for Musicians” eBook. […]

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  • That Time a Stock Photo Connected Us to the Hardest-Working Band in Brazil

    That Time a Stock Photo Connected Us to the Hardest-Working Band in Brazil

    We chat with a band from Brazil after using their photo alongside a particularly poignant article that oddly reflected their group.

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  • How to Take a Good Show and Make It Great

    How to Take a Good Show and Make It Great

    You and your band have been playing out for a year or so, and you’ve started to get great responses from your audiences. Now, it’s time to take your show to the next level and maybe even start playing nationally! Get ready for that next step by transforming your live show, and go from being a […]

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