Tag: concerts

  • Top Five Considerations When Mixing Orchestral Music

    Top Five Considerations When Mixing Orchestral Music

    What to do if you’ve found yourself with an orchestral mixing project? Here are some considerations for tackling it appropriately.

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  • On This Day in 1971, Pink Floyd Received a Bill for Thousands of Dead Fish

    On This Day in 1971, Pink Floyd Received a Bill for Thousands of Dead Fish

    Today marks the anniversary of an outdoor concert to remember — one that proved deadly for thousands of pond-dwelling fish. Read to learn more.

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  • How to Take Your Baby to a Concert

    How to Take Your Baby to a Concert

    Just because you had a baby doesn’t mean you have to give up going to live shows. It just takes a little more planning.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Touring in the Summer

    The Pros and Cons of Touring in the Summer

    Ah, summer. Beautiful weather, beach trips, bike trips, trips to who-cares-where… let’s just get on our bikes and GO! There’s nothing quite like that feeling of playing an outdoor gig in your neighborhood with the sun going down behind your band. But… is it the right time to go out on the road? That’s a […]

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  • 6 Ways to Gently Nudge Fans About Buying Tickets to an Upcoming Show

    6 Ways to Gently Nudge Fans About Buying Tickets to an Upcoming Show

    + Pursue your next social media marketing goal with a Soundfly Mentor like Marta! Soundfly offers four-week mentorship sessions with a pro, customized to you. Get in touch to learn more. Concerts are one of the primary ways you’re going to make money as a musician, so while it can be exhausting to promote all of your shows […]

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  • Please Keep Touring: Confessions of a Concert-Addicted Listener

    Please Keep Touring: Confessions of a Concert-Addicted Listener

    By China Marsot-Wood What is it about live music that inspires me to do what I do — go out, after work, night after night to watch, and photograph, and listen to, and write about strangers playing music? It is a question I couldn’t answer immediately, so I’ll ask it differently. Why are musical events so important for […]

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  • #BetterBands to See You Through the Rest of Summer 2015

    #BetterBands to See You Through the Rest of Summer 2015

    Maybe it’s just my way of justifying getting a beer a few times a week and hanging out with musician friends I don’t get to see often enough because the hustle is real. Maybe I’m addicted to live music and desperately need to start a weekly support group. But when I don’t catch at least […]

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  • Madam West on How to Hustle as a Musician

    Madam West on How to Hustle as a Musician

    A couple weeks ago I got an email out of the blue from Sophie Chernin of Brooklyn band Madam West. Little did I know at the time that I was just part of her daily ritual—send one press email, one booking email, and one studio or engineer email every day. In fact, the more I […]

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  • Lessons Learned from Throwing a Big Concert in NYC

    Lessons Learned from Throwing a Big Concert in NYC

    About a month and a half ago, we decided, along with our friends at (le) poisson rouge, to throw a different sort of concert. So often, I find myself going to shows where the audience feels like an after-thought — a necessary prop to fulfill the musicians’ goals of playing in public rather than the […]

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  • Why We’re Throwing an Awesome Concert in NYC

    Why We’re Throwing an Awesome Concert in NYC

    I was asked by a friend the other day: “why are you guys throwing a massive concert at a huge venue before you even have a complete product to market?” Good question, friend. Good question. Well, here’s my attempt at an answer. The goal of Soundfly has always been to empower aspiring and ever-curious musicians […]

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