4 Ways to Make Instagram Stories Work For You in 2019

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. This article is part two of Hugh’s Instagram Tips article earlier this month.] By this point, everyone on social media should be aware of how important Instagram is when it comes to promoting yourself and your product, whatever it may be…but what about Instagram stories? In […]

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The 5 Common Denominators of Successful Songwriters, Composers and Producers/Engineers

[Editors Note: This article was written by Gary Gray.] In music, success can seem very elusive. Some songwriters, composers, and producer/engineers just seem to attract success, while others struggle along, fighting an uphill battle, going nowhere but down. The truth is, success in music comes to those who are working HARD and SMART, and from […]

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6 Live Performance Tips For Drummers

[Editors Note: This was written by Gideon Waxman.] Performing live is a lot of fun! But it can also be stressful if you are not prepared, as things can often go wrong when you least expect. Besides having all your equipment in check, your mindset on stage might be holding you back from reaching your […]

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3 Essential Tips For Navigating the Music Industry Like a Pro

[Editors Note: This article was written by Brittany Brave and was originally featured on Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] Understanding the politics of the music industry can often take an artist from “doing alright” to “successful.” It’s the deciding factor between working musicians and budding superstars. In addition to writing, producing, and performing, there are certain […]

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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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Road Hazards: 5 Challenges Of Touring and How To Avoid Them

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Patrick McGuire. Patrick is a writer, composer, and experienced touring musician based in Philadelphia.]   For young, ambitious bands, there’s nothing more exciting than hitting the road for a national tour. There’s something timelessly exciting and relatable about a band traveling from city to city in hopes of getting the […]

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Make Your Guitars LOUD!!!

[Author: Chris Gilroy *]   I love guitars. Something about them excites all my nerve endings. From softly picked acoustics to a mountain of amps at full blast. These nuanced instruments can be tricky to record. Luckily for you, I’m setting up for a session right now where we will be tracking distorted guitars for […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting…To Book a Tour

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the Director of Public Relations and Creative at NGAGE.]   So you’re band is killing it. The crowds at your hometown shows are getting bigger and bigger and you’ve dipped your toes into playing ‘out-of-town’. You just put out a […]

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4 Things You Can Giveaway in Exchange For an Email Address

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira of New Artist Model.]   Email is one of the most effective ways to promote your music. But you’ve heard that a million times before, right? So today let’s start off by talking about the why. Once you understand that, it will be much easier to come up […]

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Making Music After a Major Life Struggle

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Patrick McGuire. Patrick is a writer, composer, and experienced touring musician based in Philadelphia.]   I used to admire how some of my favorite artists could seamlessly convert the most difficult challenges of their lives into incredible songs. But I found it nearly impossible to do just about anything, let […]

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