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Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Your Local Music Club

The big news in the music industry these days is the upcoming merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  Seems they want to merge and control about 80% of the live music industry.  Those 2 companies control most of the major acts, many of the big venues, and the ticket distribution. ...

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What The Heck Is A Rider?

Simply put, a rider is part of a contract, usually an addition to a standard agreement. Whenever you play live you have to sign one. They cover things like sound equipment, lights, security, and all the issues that make a live show run smoothly. Experienced bands put specific things in...

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Being an Opening Act Promotes Your Music

There’s been a debate for years about whether it’s a good idea to open for an A list band or for any band. There are few reasons musicians don’t like to be the opening act. First of all, you rarely get a sound check, so unless the soundman is really...

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What the Heck Do Tour Managers Do For Musicians?

Putting together the details of a tour can suck... big time.  There are lots of details that you have to pay attention to like making sure everything is ready to go wherever you’re playing, dealing with hotels, food and transportation and making sure everyone shows up for the gig and...

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Get Out There And Promote Your Band’s Gig

There is some leg work in promoting your show, but there are plenty of ways that are easy and low cost. Contact local newspapers, web sites, radio and TV stations in your area and tell them about your gigs. Ask if you can give them an interview. Here’s a little...

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How do you eat an elephant? Does marketing your music seem like an overwhelming mission?

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.  Music is like every venture in life, you start small, but always think about the big picture. In other words, start locally, take little bites at getting some fans, but think world domination. Do all the ground work on...

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