Business

Be Nice to the Staff

This may not seem like the most profound advice you will ever receive, but it could save you both embarrassment and setback: be nice to the staff. Have you ever been at a restaurant and the person you are eating with is rude or condescending to the waitstaff? Not a Read more

By Squatch, ago
Business

Treat Your Band Like The Business It Is

In the music industry, amateur bands and musicians are nothing new. And when I say amateur, I mean the mentality and the actions that usually go with it. We have all heard and seen the horror stories of inexperienced musicians at gigs: no-shows, musicians getting sloppy drunk and causing problems, Read more

By Squatch, ago
Business

The Mindset of Success

Success comes in many different forms and there is no single definition. In music, success may be proficiency at an instrument or booking your first gig; perhaps you define success as reaching a specific milestone such as number of songs learned or number of albums sold. It doesn’t matter what Read more

By Squatch, ago
Business

Make A Pre-Show Checklist

When you’re gearing up for a performance, it can be easy to lose track of small details. After all, indie musicians have to handle every aspect of their careers by themselves and that can be overwhelming. Between the booking, promotion, gear transportation, and general excitement of playing a show, things Read more

By Squatch, ago
Business

How to Book Shows

If you are just starting out as a performer or with a new band, the concept of booking shows may be intimidating. After all, you’d love to play the hottest clubs on Friday or Saturday night but how do you get there? First of all, it’s best to understand that Read more

By Squatch, ago
Business

Why You Need A Mailing List

If you don’t already have a mailing list, you’ve probably at least heard of them and you may be wondering why they are so often recommended to artists. But do you really need one? Can’t you just use social media to communicate with your audience? While social media is important, Read more

By Squatch, ago