7 Of the Healthiest (Fast) Food Options On Tour

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo. In this piece, Angela breaks down some of the healthier options in the world of fast food on the road, and some might surprise you. If you’re here to gear up on knowledge before you hit the road, be sure to read our recent Tour Survival […]

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Your Tour Survival Kit

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Call me old (I’m 33), but touring inspires about as much dread in me as it does excitement these days. Yes, it’s an opportunity for me to connect with audiences, meet other musicians and share my art with the world, but even the thought of it […]

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Self-Expression or Listener Alienation? The Delicate Balance of Writing Music For an Audience

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.]   Why do you make music? This seems like a simple question, but it’s really not. Some artists do it in hopes of getting love, money or admiration and others do it simply because they feel like they have to. Not two artist’s motivations for creating […]

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Why Can’t I Get Press?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   One of the hardest parts of chasing press is the fact that there are no guarantees. You can be the hardest working artist in the world who just created a ‘once-in-a-generation record and there is still a chance that journalists will choose not to cover […]

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5 Things To Bring to Every Live Show

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] Putting together a live show isn’t easy. You’ve got to find the right venue, pitch to and book the venue, promote the show, rehearse for the show, lug your gear to the show, and then perform! With so many moving pieces, not to mention the nerves […]

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3 Training Exercises to Help Develop Your Ear

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G Ira.]   Let’s talk about your ear. Your ability to hear properly is perhaps the sole thing that allows you to create, write, and perform music – and your most valuable asset as a musician. And yet, many musicians don’t take the time to develop their […]

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How to Get Through a Show When Everything Goes Wrong

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire and originally appeared on Soundfly’s blog, Flypaper.] The thought of playing a show fraught with performance mistakes, sound problems, and an unengaged crowd is one that keeps musicians of all stripes awake at night. It makes perfect sense, too! After spending god knows much time, money, […]

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How Starting Small Can Help You Reach Big Goals In Music

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.]   When a new artist starts making music seriously, they often have dreams of signing with a big label, touring the world and sailing off into the sunset in a yacht filled with cash. Okay, that’s an extreme characterization, but thinking big and believing an artist’s […]

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Why and Where Does an Entertainment Attorney Fit?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and it is not intended to be legal advice.]   Being that I’m an entertainment attorney, I would be remiss to not acknowledge the inherent bias in this article; however, whether you work with me or one of my colleagues around the globe, the […]

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Alternative Music Formats To Consider For Your Next Release

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   For the most part, people stream the music they love these days, but that doesn’t mean physical formats are dead! In fact, they still make up a sizable chunk of revenue when it comes to the music industry, and sales of CDs – either at […]

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