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How to Hold Band Meetings That Don't Suck: 8 Best Practices to Follow

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We've all heard of those infamous band meetings where members arrive late only to talk (and sometimes scream) about important (and sometimes completely unimportant) matters in a disorganized fashion. Just watch Metallica's documentary, Some Kind of Monster, for a shocking dose of band dysfunction.

By definition, meetings are formal gatherings of people or committees intended to update, debate, and solve various business matters. To ensure that your band meetings go smoothly, check out these eight tips that are super easy to put into action.

The 5 Biggest Things You Really Need to Make It as a Band

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With so many blog posts and books about "how to succeed in the music business," it's easy to get confused about what and what not to do. So let's take it back to the essentials: make sure your band's got the following five things covered before you move on to anything else!

8 More Quick Tips to Get to That Next Level of Your Music Career

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How many people do you hear talk about their master plan to rule the world, but they never seem to make much progress from one year to the next? Sure, pursuing a career in the music business is difficult and life always seems to get in the way. But perhaps with these eight common-sense, practical tips (here are the first nine tips in case you missed them), you just might get to that next level of your career sooner than you think.

7 Invaluable Pieces of Advice for Recent Music College Grads

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Probably the scariest thing about going to music school to become a more competent musician is graduating and having to find a paying gig. The pressure is on to start repaying those student loans and prove to your friends and family that you haven't wasted the last four years of your life. While there are no surefire tips to take you from being a student to a celebrity, these seven invaluable tips will help set you and keep you on course for many years to come. Pay attention.

9 Quick Tips to Get to That Next Level of Your Music Career

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Musicians have no problem creating master plans to "rule the world," but they often fall short of seeing these plans through effectively. What an unfortunate waste of talent! As Ralph S. Larsen, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, said, "The best-thought-out plans in the world aren't worth the paper they're written on if you can't pull them off." Here are nine tips that just might help you accomplish your goals and get to that next level of your career. While these aren't groundbreaking, sometimes we all just need a little reminder!