Expert Music Career Advice For DIY Musicians
4 Times You Shouldn't Take the Gig
The Number One Mistake Bands Make Right After Booking a Gig
The Ultimate EQ Cheat Sheet for Every Common Instrument
15 Reality Checks Young Artists Need to Hear

4 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Turnout at Gigs

Image via pixabay.com

4 Signs Your Producer Isn't Right for You

Image via pixabay.com

Many criteria go into choosing a producer. Style, studio equipment, and even personality all play a role. It's tempting to put on blinders and just assume any producer is perfect for your music, but that's simply not the case. Here are four warning signs that the producer you're working with might not be a good fit.

Here's How to Get the Best Mix Possible on a Budget

Image via Pixabay

Not everyone can afford the thousands of dollars worth of tools to make stellar home recordings. The good news is you don't need them – a skilled craftsman can get the most out of simple tools.

If you hone your skills and broaden your knowledge, you can get by with the basic stuff you probably already own (assuming you have recording software and monitors). Here are just a few tips to help you along.

3 Reasons That Probably Explain Why You're Not Signed Yet

Photo by Henry Laurisch via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

In this industry, when we get turned down, we don't always get a reason. Simply a “pass” or “no thanks” is often the only comment, and we're left to wonder why. Sometimes, if you're polite and ask in the right way, you can find out the thought process behind your rejection.

I recommend doing so whenever possible. It'll only make you better in the future. For now, though, I've compiled three common reasons you might not get signed.

The 3 Rules You Need to Survive in Nashville

Photo by Alex Ford via Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Nashville can be a strange place. Many people come from all over the world jump in with both feet and think they'll be discovered in six months at the latest. In the meantime, they fail to understand the culture and/or why they aren't welcomed with open arms.

Some of it may have to do with talent, but some of it may have to do with breaking the unspoken rules of Nashville without realizing it. Here are just a few to keep in mind the next time you visit Music City.