Out of the Rehearsal Room, Onto the Stage: How to Play Killer First Shows

For a long time I’ve be advocating to bands that the main way to build an audience is no longer by playing live. Especially in Australia, we don’t have the population or culture (in most cities, Melbourne is different) to support emerging heavy bands playing live more frequently than a month or two in the…

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8 Hacks to Make Your Day Job Work (When All You Want to do is Play Music)

I’m writing this on a Monday and like many of you, I have returned to my full-time day job wondering where the fuck the weekend went and why my office has run out of coffee at this most pivotal time of the week. At best, working your ‘dayjob’ is never going to be as enjoyable…

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A Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Bands Video Clip

Music videos are by far one of the most powerful assets a band can have. Video conveys more to your audience than the audio of a song alone can and it’s one of the most engaging and shareable mediums out there – in fact, 92% of all mobile video viewers share videos with others. Video…

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5 Music Industry Facts No One Tells You

“What most people call overnight success is actually the market suddenly realizing the value of a great product or service that had been kept in obscurity for too long while its creators refused to give up.”

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How to Find Bandmates

Finding the right bandmates is one of the toughest parts of being in a band…and the band hasn’t even begun yet!  Even for those of us who have been in several bands in our lifetime, finding new people to start a project with can be a daunting and complex task. Many articles will suggest you…

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The 10 Commandments of Band Photos

No doubt your band’s photos are at the forefront of portraying what your band stands for. They can help generate hype, or they can keep your band in the garage. Here are the 10 commandments of band photos. Let me know if you agree and leave your commandments in the comments below! 1. THOU SHALT…

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