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Gigs

3 Golden Tips to Gather a Music Audience

The key to promoting music is to start early and be really active. Just change your cover photo on Facebook by the album cover and announce the launch day does not lead anywhere. You need to create expectation over time…

DJ Checklist: 10 Things to Pack for Your Next Show

As a DJ, you want to bring the items with you that will help you have a fun and safe show. We’ve put together a list of 10 things to pack for your next show! Of course the essential DJ…

Best DJ Earplugs

For DJ’s, it’s important to protect your hearing. If not, you will experience hearing loss or even tinnitus. It’s always a good idea to invest in good earplugs, especially if you surround yourself with loud music. Here’s a list of…

Tips for Getting a Gig or Sync Placement

Writing pitch emails take a lot work and effort when trying to promote your music. Whether it be with different venues or between licensing agents, you would need to present yourself well in order to establish a good relationship. After…

Should You Have a Tip Jar at Your Next Gig?

Tip jars are always a must when you are doing a gig.  Especially for your fans, they want you to notice them supporting you. So how would you facilitate this? Placing it at the merchandise table and making sure it’s…

Booking and Live Contracts for Musicians

The legal aspect of the Music Industry is not an easy one. To get legal representation it costs you money and specifically, to get legal representation to draft agreements for any potential business dealing that pertains to the music industry…

Music Biz 101: Top 10 Ways To Make Your Gig Memorable

So you’ve booked a gig. Now you have one mission: To make it so unforgettable that the people who attend can’t stop talking about it. You want them to come to your next show, and bring their friends. So what…

Top Gear for DJs

Every musician has a certain style and preference, and for DJs, being different is what it takes to stand out in the industry. One way an artist does this is by using and discovering new gear. Gear not only increases…

Book The Right Shows – Don’t Waste Your Time

All gigs are not created equal. Depending on what kind of show you’re playing, some gigs may have a big cheque at the end and some gigs will have no cheque at all. But maybe they’ll have a big crowd.…

Tips For Gigging Musicians: Avoid Making These Common Mistakes

Whether you’re new to playing live or you’re a gig veteran, you’re not immune to some of the common pitfalls of playing live. In this post I’ll describe how to avoid some of the downsides of live engagements. I have…