Tag: tour van

Anything you need to know about the van — which one to buy, sleeping in it, etc.

  • Tips for Touring in the Winter (Hint: Don’t)

    Tips for Touring in the Winter (Hint: Don’t)

    Here’s some helpful advice for those musicians brave enough to venture out on the hard, frozen road in the winter time.

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  • 5 Tips for Protecting Your Instrument While Traveling

    5 Tips for Protecting Your Instrument While Traveling

    Traveling with your instrument, whether it’s a backpack ukelele or Stradivarius violin, can be nerve-wracking. Here are some tips for protecting your gear.

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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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  • 8 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns We’ve Got Our Eyes on and Why

    8 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns We’ve Got Our Eyes on and Why

    It’s all about the story. Fundraising experts will say this time and time again: “People fund people, not ideas.” In other words, when asking for money, what tends to get through to your audience the most is having a compelling and personal story, and a drive to succeed, not necessarily a great business idea. When it […]

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  • US Artists Touring Abroad: What You’ll Need and How to Procure It

    US Artists Touring Abroad: What You’ll Need and How to Procure It

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. For many artists, it’s a dream to see the world through the windshield of their vehicle. Touring and making a living on the road is an exciting […]

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  • Performing in a New City? Tips for the Traveling Indie Musician

    Performing in a New City? Tips for the Traveling Indie Musician

    When I’m not studying, freaking out during midterms, or in the mountains, there’s a high chance that I’m at a concert seeing/dancing to one of my favorite musicians or serendipitously coming across a fascinating artist. After getting to know several indie artists and hearing their stories, I thought it’d be a great idea to write […]

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  • How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Included

    How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Included

    + 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. Since this humble publication is written and read by musicians, I imagine you probably have your fair share of music-related podcasts that you listen to on a more-than-occasional basis. I know […]

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  • Fear of Success Is Real. Here’s How I Found Out I Had It.

    Fear of Success Is Real. Here’s How I Found Out I Had It.

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Fear of success seems a bit absurd. We’re all trying to succeed all the time, right? Fear of failure seems logical though; we don’t want to fail… […]

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  • Van Problems? Avoid Them with These Pre-Tour Tips!

    Van Problems? Avoid Them with These Pre-Tour Tips!

    This last January, some very good friends of mine in the Arizona band Sundressed woke up in Salt Lake City to their trailer stolen. It was later found but all the gear was emptied and they were out almost $10,000. On top of that, their tourmates, Papertowns., had their van break down in California and […]

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  • The Best Vehicles to Tour in for Bands on a Budget

    The Best Vehicles to Tour in for Bands on a Budget

    Money, such as it is, is hard to come by in the music business of the 21st century — so most bands have to jam econo just to break even (if that). Fortunately, there are lots of cost-efficient options for the modern touring band — especially those who are only able to make regional jaunts. So I thought […]

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