You Never Know Who is Watching

Firstly, I realise the title of this blog post is super creepy. But it really does sum up the (positive) story I wanted to share with you all. A few years ago I was watching a band at a local venue.  There were 5 of us in the group I was with. Aside from us,…

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Mastering Music & Life with Tony Mantz

Recently I had the privilege of chatting to Tony ‘Jack the Bear’ Mantz, a legendary Melbourne-based mastering engineer and spokesperson for mental health within the music industry. This is one of the most real and raw interviews I’ve probably ever done to date.  Personal development is one of my biggest passions and we touch on…

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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…

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Getting a Band Manager

I’ve heard a number of stories recently from bands around the topic of band managers. Whilst there are a lot of good bands managers out there, unfortunately these stories haven’t been the most positive. Most musos I know do want some form of management for their band. But it can be hard to know how…

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3 Easy Social Media Tips to Get Your Band More Exposure

1. Share all posts from the band Facebook page. Whenever your band posts on Facebook, have all members share the post from the band page straight away. High engagement within the first hour shows Facebook your post is interesting and the algorithms will show that post to more people. Doing this, as opposed to uploading…

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