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Musician's Malady: Feeling Like A Manager?

Meghan Belnap | Feeling Like A Manager For Your Own Band? 4 Tools To Keep Things Organized Dan Matthews | What Are Music Magazines Doing To Stay Alive In Today’s Digital Age? Tracy Arbon | Is Playlist Streaming Hurting The Artist? Owen Davie | 5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Feeling Like A Manager For Your Own Band? 4 Tools To Help Keep Things Organized

When it comes to being in a band, it isn’t uncommon for one person to feel as though they are doing the majority of the work. While band leaders often spearhead most projects and communique, this role can take its toll on the band and lead to issues down the road. With the help of the following four tools, every band member can better organize their group. Sync Band Members’ Cloud Calendar Band m...

What Are Music Magazines Doing To Stay Alive In Today's Digital Age?

As social media becomes the main place fans find out about the latest music news, what’s happening to popular and indie print music magazines? Brand recognition only goes so far, even for music industry staples like Rolling Stone Magazine and NME. Even for younger fans, there’s a nostalgia attached to print music publications. Anyone aware of modern music history understands the importance of jou...

Is Playlist Streaming Hurting The Artist?

Since streaming became the new norm, overtaking CD sales and now paid downloads of artists music, it’s now become more evident how streaming and music playlists are actually hurting artists and devaluing who’s behind the music. But does anyone care? I wish I could say they do, but it seems that every time someone say’s ‘Playlist’, artists are jumping on board to add themselves to one or more of t...

5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Whether you’re a festival organizer or simply cobbling together a basement show at the last minute (but please don’t) there are certain practices when working with mid-level or less well known acts that will help build goodwill and make sure the performance goes off smoothly. “Just checking in…” While getting a band or artist to communicate with you is admittedly a two-way street, the more you ca...

Creative Ways To Strengthen Your Band Image

Most musicians either start or join a band because they love music and they want to share their talents with the world. It’s nice to think about all of the perks and exciting things that can come with a successful music career, but ultimately, most musicians aren’t entrepreneurs. In order to find success as a musician, though, you have to think of your band more like a business. You might have th...

Making Music Careers More Accessible For Parents

The music industry is a demanding field, no matter which area of it you are employed in. There are thousands of people who are striving to carve out a place in the industry, which makes jobs that pay a reasonable wage highly competitive. Oftentimes, this means putting your personal life on the back burner and focusing on work for quite a while. If your music career has long been the focal point o...

Rest And Relaxation: How To Chill Out After The Show

Performing can be an incredibly strenuous task. Though touring musicians might think that all they have to do is simply get up on stage each night, performing night after night is actually a great way to seriously hurt your voice and body in the long run. Even if you’re not on tour, it is important to have warm up and cool down exercises for before and after the show so you can stay focused and c...

What Does Success In Music Mean?

Guest post by Patrick McGuire. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper For some, it’s the ability to pay one’s bills exclusively through making music. Others think they’ll find it once their songs hit a certain number of plays over streaming platforms, or once they sell out of a run of physical copies of a new album. I personally love being on the road, and am always striving to f...


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