Helping bands get gigs and people book bands.

5 Ways to Improve Your Stage Presence

pencil icon Christine Occhino

date iconOct 20, 2014 12:30:00 PM

tag icon Features, Performing & Touring

Photo by Romanus Dolor (Image via The Pop Music Academy)

I always tell my students and clients that there's truly nothing more important than being a great performer. Your talent can be mediocre. Your looks can be average. Even your music can be so-so. But your performance has to be electric if you want to get noticed and engage your audience.

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5 Artists Who Are Nailing Tumblr (And What You Can Learn From Them)

Beyoncé's Tumblr is a prime example of staying organized. (Screencap via iam.beyonce.com)

Almost every musician has a Facebook page and a Twitter account, and the ones who are really "on top of it" might even have Instagram. But when it comes to musicians on Tumblr, there are relatively slim pickin's out there. Which is a shame, since the site hosts around 200 million blogs, and "canon" usernames (meaning, names of bands and artists spelled correctly, like yeahyeahyeahs) sometimes yield nothing.

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5 Steps to Music Licensing Success

pencil icon Tyler Allen

date iconOct 20, 2014 10:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Licensing & Publishing

Nate Ruess and Fun. (Image via sarahscoop.com)

In 2008, many a teenage heart was broken over indie-rock group The Format's break up. Soon after the split, singer Nate Ruess scored huge with a licensing deal for his new band, Fun. This one deal single-handedly took them from underground darlings to worldwide superstars in a matter of months. The key word? Licensing. Let's explore how to get licensed, and how one little song can change your life.

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The Best Way to Approach a Venue for a Gig

pencil icon Jhoni Jackson

date iconOct 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Terminal West in Atlanta, GA. (Photo courtesy of Terminal West)

If you're intimidated by the idea of booking a show in your city, don't be. Damon Hare of Triple D's Productions, who books at some of Atlanta, GA's best-known venues, concurs, "The worst thing you'll hear is simply no.” I, myself, run a venue in Puerto Rico with a few other friends, and inquiries are welcomed. We're constantly looking for bands to fill the calendar, but we've got our hands full with running the whole shebang. It's a relief when we're able to confidently let someone else take the reins.

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Show.co: Just Another Music Marketing Platform, or Just What Artists Need?

pencil icon Lisa Occhino

date iconOct 17, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, News, Promotion & Booking, industry

With so many tools out there built to help artists market their music, do we really need another one?

Soundrop CEO Jørn Haanæs thinks no one has quite hit the nail on the head yet in terms of catering to the new music industry, so he created Show.co, a platform that helps artists and labels build beautiful landing pages and widgets that showcase content without friction, collect important data, and monetize listeners and fans. Jørn spent six years at Warner Music Norway, most recently serving as marketing director, until he joined Soundrop in 2013.

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