Sunday, February 28, 2016

6 Stage Hacks To Engage A Crowd

During a live gig, the relationship between the artist and audience is beyond that of simply performer and observer. Physically and emotionally, there's little separation between both parties and a huge deal o direct interaction, both explicit and subliminal. Self assurance is essential and as with so much in life, confidence is the key. If a band looks like they're enjoying their music and project a sense of confidence, that will convince a crowd as much as their material will. Conversely, bands that look shy and embarrassed will make the crowd feel awkward and that negative emotion becomes associated with their music.

If you don't have the natural boundless confidence that lights up the room every time you walk in it, it's time to put these six stage hacks into action.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

4 Best Places To Give Away Free Music

Many musicians may not want to hear it, but giving your music away for free is a good idea for most. Sales are dropping every year, and it's only getting tougher and tougher to get somebody to buy anything rather than stream it. That doesn't mean you're going to stop making music, but your focus should shift.

These days, many music listeners- especially younger ones- expect a lot for free, and that includes your music. Many people still want to own music, but few are willing to pay for it, though if you treat them right, they'll give you money in other forms. A giveaway here of there might help you sell more tickets on your next tour, or maybe even an entire album if the one song you offer for free is something they fall in love with.

But how do you actually give a song away for free? You can't exactly email it out to everybody, can you? It's actually pretty easy if you just know where to post it. You can put it where you like, but here are a few platforms I'd suggest if you want to get your music in front of the most people.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

9 Things You Didn't Know About The College Music Market

A lot of musicians want to play colleges, but most don't really know what that means. Here are 9 things that you probably didn't know about the college entertainment market:

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Internet Killed The Record Deal: Launch Your Album On Your Own

Saying you need a record deal to launch an album these days is like saying you need a desktop computer to visit the internet. Twenty years ago people would not have believed that you could have every song in he world in the palm of your hand or on your television, but here we are. Now it just takes a mic, a bathtub, a computer and few clicks to launch your record and make it accessible to people all over the world. But it's also just as easy for your music to get lost in the shuffle and disappear into obscurity. The following tips are your best shot at making it in this ever evolving music game and getting the airwaves bumping with your heartbeat.