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How to Create a Compelling Setlist

Most musicians know that you should start off your set with a kick and end with a punch, but how you plan everything in between is what can make the difference between a good show and a great show.

Imagine your setlist is telling a story with a distinct beginning, middle and end. Then decide what story you want to tell to your audience. The specific story will (and should) vary from show to show, but it's always going to boil down to six key factors.