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Q&A: Married To The Band

Last night at our gig the bass player was really sloppy in his rhythm playing. I don’t think he practices enough. Is it time to look for a new one? read more

Category: The Business

Your Business Team: Who They Are And When To Get Them

You’re writing songs and getting your band together in rehearsals. Wouldn’t it be great to get your business team together now: to have a manager step in to make contacts for you and an agent to get you some work? Unfortunately neither of these two professionals is going to be interested in working with you yet; you are going to have to do their jobs yourself. read more

Category: The Business

Your Ego, My Music: Conflict Management in the Music Industry

Talented people with no concept of how to promote themselves, how to maximize their special artistic vision, how the music industry really works, etc., can lose their way and fall by the wayside. They are misled by people writing about the industry from outside the industry; read more

Category: The Business

Internal Band Agreement 101

If you are an artist in a group of more than one person, then you should have a written agreement between the members of the group addressing the issues in the checklist below. read more

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Networking: How do you meet people in a crowded room?

Finally, you’ve gotten invited to an ‘industry event’. You know there will be people there who might be able to help move your career forward. How do you meet those important people who are surrounded by young hopefuls? read more

Category: The Business