Tag: music venues

  • Why Are Small Music Venues Closing Down?

    Why Are Small Music Venues Closing Down?

    A brief guest OpEd on the link between gentrification and the COVID-19 pandemic that has artists and live music spaces struggling to survive.

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  • How to Book a Tour Without a Booking Agent

    How to Book a Tour Without a Booking Agent

    Today’s featured guest post is an ode to DIY tour booking, and how independent artists can level up and get back into the driver’s seat.

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  • Why We (Really, Really) Need Live Music

    Why We (Really, Really) Need Live Music

    With the Covid-19 pandemic lasting this long, music fans are wondering whether live music will ever truly return. Here’s why it should…

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  • How to Send a Super Solid Booking Proposal

    How to Send a Super Solid Booking Proposal

    We all struggle with booking — there’s just too many bands out there! So how do you stand out from the crowd with your proposal? Read on to find out!

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  • How to Prepare for the Differences of On-Stage Sound at Bigger Venues

    How to Prepare for the Differences of On-Stage Sound at Bigger Venues

    Is your band prepping to go on the road supporting a bigger artist, or did you finally just get national distribution? Read this now.

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  • An Open Letter to Venues

    An Open Letter to Venues

    + What are you working on? Share your musical goals with us and we’ll help you reach them. Tell us what you’d like to achieve and our team of professional musicians, educators, and music industry veterans will help you get there! Dear Venues, You — the bookers, talent buyers, space leasers, show promoters, and venue staff — are […]

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

    The Dos and Don’ts of On-Stage Banter

    Some of the whole joy of hearing live music comes from witnessing those moments that make that particular night’s performance special. And that all depends on the band and their level of commitment to not only sing into the mic, but talk into it, as well. Between the catchy choruses and the changing, colored lights, stage […]

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  • Dive In! America’s Most Beloved Dive Bar Venues

    Dive In! America’s Most Beloved Dive Bar Venues

    Ah, the sacred American dive bar. What is it about these dingy, sketchy venues that keeps bands and fans coming back time and time again for decades? Somewhere hidden beyond the wasted clientele, the PBR-drenched floor tiles, and the pernicious odor of vomit, urine, and cigarettes, lies an unmistakable authenticity and camaraderie we just can’t […]

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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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