5 Questions Musicians Should Ask When Choosing a Venue

[Editors Note: This article was written by Adam Young.] There are myriad factors that go into choosing exactly the right place for your band’s next performance. Music venues come with many nuances that affect the overall quality of a show, from sound and layout to physical location and audience demographics. Before booking a primetime slot […]

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5 Reasons Venues Aren’t Writing You Back

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Patrick McGuire. Patrick is a writer, composer, and experienced touring musician based in Philadelphia.]   It can be a hugely frustrating experience to reach out to a venue in hopes of booking a show only to hear nothing back. When you’ve spent months or even years creating music, it can […]

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4 Major Live Music Trends Changing The Industry This Year

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rachel Grate and originally appeared on the Eventbrite Blog.]   We’re just one month into 2017 (ed. – this was originally published in February of 2017), and it’s already proven to be a year of big changes — and the live music industry is no exception to the rule. To […]

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3 Tried & True Methods of Negotiating Higher Pay From Venues

[Editors Note: This article was written by Jhoni Jackson and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] Upstart bands and artists in the early stages of cultivating a fanbase often encounter opposition when booking. From a business perspective, it makes sense: if a talent buyer or venue owner isn’t sure you’ll draw a crowd, then handing over […]

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SXSW Austin Local Picks: Tacos, Record Stores, Margaritas & More

When you get to SXSW, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be overstimulated and inundated with suggestions for all the awesome stuff to enjoy while in Austin. And why shouldn’t you be? Austin is an amazing town bursting with great food, cool music, and of course, places to wet your whistle. Austin local and […]

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