How do you sell out your live music shows, especially if you’re just starting out? Here are some low-cost techniques which are within reach of every musician. Read the post.
Choosing to turn your creativity into a regular routine can help you stretch your limits, sharpen your skills, and open the door for new career opportunities.
Weather can play an adverse or inspirational role in your outdoor gigs. Either way, be prepared for anything. Read the post.
The symphonic metal mashup of “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” holds lessons that can elevate music of any genre. Read the post
How collaborating with the found noise of New York City inspired fresh hope. (Or, how an unplanned music jam saved my summer.) Read the post
The pandemic froze many indie artists’ live concert careers. If you’re ready to start playing for in-person audiences again, the right preparation can set you up for success. Read the post.
Use the real-world and online “surfaces” you have access to as an indie music artist to promote, sell, and partner with other businesses to help you make more money with music. Read the post
Most hearing loss associated with exposure to loud noises, or noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), is permanent, painless, and preventable. If you are a musician, you need to be proactive when it comes to minimizing risks to protect your hearing. Read the post.
The ability to see written music for the first time and play it on the spot is a superpower that will open creative and career possibilities. Here are some tips to expand your skills at sight-reading music. Read the post.
One approach to making money with music is to focus on business customers. Check out these revenue streams which don’t require any audience or fans. Read the post.
Interpreting pop songs as instrumental covers can be a challenge. Here are tips to take your musical transformations in exciting directions. Read the post.
To attract and keep your patronage supporters and grow your recurring monthly revenue, vary your Patreon rewards for your various tiers of support. Read the post.
Music income can be hard to depend on, so your best bet is to get direct support from your fans using tools like patronage, where you get subscription revenue every month and your fans get music and rewards. Read the post.
Live-streaming has opened new opportunities for many musicians. It has also created new categories of challenges. These prep and performance tips can make your Zoom gigs the best they can be. Read the post.
Throughout the pandemic, live-streamed performances have been a lifeline for many musicians, but the technical challenges can be significant. Here are some tips to help you share your music via Zoom. Read the post.