There’s No Such Thing As Competition

There’s No Such Thing As Competition

A few years ago I wanted to book an overseas tour. My band Vanity Riots already had the connections to tour the Philippines but we thought, “Hey, let’s do Indonesia as well. We know heavy music is big there (our old guitarist was from Jakarta) and it can be this kind of mini tour of [...]

Being in a Band Podcast – Ep1

Being in a Band Podcast – Ep1

Welcome to the Being in a Band Podcast! Being in a Band is a podcast for savvy musicians who want to learn more about music business, marketing, strategy, mindset and all things, well, being in a band. Hosted by digital marketer, music journo and musician, Monica Strut, this show is designed to be a resource [...]

The Magic Formula to Success

The Magic Formula to Success

Figuring out the difference between someone who is successful and someone who isn't - not just in music but anything - is probably my mission. Understanding success and defining what the 'X-factor' actually is has always been interesting to me. But as I watch more bands I'm close to starting to have the success they dreamed of for years, I've become even more infatuated with the concept of success and whatever that means to the individual experiencing it.