Posted: Dec 6, 2021
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**Guest post written by Dave Cool of Bandzoogle.
"There are countless blogs that offer advice to musicians, with topics ranging from industry news, to songwriting and recording, music marketing and promotion, and more. But with so much information available to musicians and bands online, it can be a serious undertaking to find the most legitimate, valuable sources to help with your music career. Fortunately, we spend a lot of time in the world of music blogging, so we’ve put together this list to help point you in the right direction. Here are ten of the best blogs for musicians and bands."View Full Article
Posted: Jan 13, 2020
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**Guest post written by Vinnie Hines, Co-Owner of Artist Collective AKA @ac_vinnie.
"As a music consultant for Artist Collective, I constantly hear the complaints and excuses of artists all around the country about the industry and the idea of ‘touring’...so to start chipping away at the brainwash, let’s knock down these 5 HUGE LIES ABOUT TOURING IN 2020..."View Full Article
Posted: May 19, 2014
Category: Show Booking
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**Guest post written by Paula Tolly, one half of the Boca Raton based Americana duo 33 Years.
"You know the scenario.... you’ve been trying to get into this local bar for who knows how long and your buddy just gave you the name of the new booker. You email him or text or whatever his preference is and you get the dreaded dead end comment back: "How many people can you draw at my venue....?" Your heart sinks, your confidence dwindles and you think, "Hey, is there anyone out there who really cares about the music nowadays?""...View Full Article
Posted: Nov 4, 2013
Category: Show Booking
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**Guest post written by Joy Ike, creator of Grassrootsy.com and Independent Musician, as featured on Grassrootsy.com.
Booking a tour can be a difficult process. Not only are you spending hours upon hours emailing venue after venue, but you’re also taking a major gamble on the venues you’re contacting. It’s often hard to know if the spot is a good fit for your band, if there is decent foot traffic, how hard you will have to work for your draw, and how well their booker will work with you to make the event a success. It’s just one huge gamble.View Full Article