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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…

Perfect Pitch, Writing Melodies, Major vs. Minor and Booking Gigs
What does it take to make it in music? You might think you need perfect pitch, or a talent for writing catchy melodies. A keen ear for the subtleties of major and minor, or advanced transcription ear training skills. Perhaps…
Music Biz 101: Hosting a Successful Event

The leap to hosting a live event is a big one. It carries financial risk, a load of stress, and often new and unfamiliar roles, but also almost certainly guarantees a fun time and great way for people to get…

Unconventional Venues to Look for When Booking Gigs

When it comes to playing shows, some are harder to connect with due to exclusivity, cost, and popularity. This can make booking gigs difficult for smaller artists. However, there are alternatives. Below are three possible types of unconventional and uncommon…

How to Eat Healthy as a Touring Musician

Travelling across America has its perks with its diverse climates and exciting cities, but, like on any road trip, your food choices can seriously affect your overall health. Whether you’re picky or a ravenous eater, there are numerous healthy food…

How To Promote Your Next Show

So you’ve got a show coming up. The instruments, the musicians, the merchandise, it’s all ready. But what’s missing? An audience! Relying on a few Facebook posts to draw a crowd simply isn’t enough. Below you’ll see some helpful ways…