This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on May 16, 2016 10:00 AM

Consider this your reward for making it through the weekend: your roundup of our top 10 most read articles this week! Get ready to fill your brain with a ton of new tips and tricks you might have missed.

1. 5 Disastrous Mistakes That Every Novice Band Makes

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Starting a new band? Steer clear of these five mistakes, whatever you do.


2. What All Great Performers Have in Common

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Here's what Lemmy, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson all have in common.


3. 4 Times DIYing Your Music Career Actually Costs You More in the Long Run

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When it comes to a serious music career, don't try to cut corners and think no one's going to notice – we all notice.


4. Rushing the Tempo? Use These 7 Tips and Tricks to Fix It Once and for All

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Here's how to train yourself to become a human metronome.


5. What to Tell Your Sound Guy to Improve Your Band's Live Show

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Take it from this veteran sound tech – here's what you need to do make sure you sound awesome onstage.


6. The One Mixing "Tool" Many of Us Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

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Are you missing something obvious in your mixes?


7. 4 Reasons Why Forming Your Band as an LLC Just Might Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

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You already treat your band like a business (hopefully). Now make it legal – hello, tax breaks!


8. 7 Things You Need to Have Figured Out BEFORE Entering the Studio

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Get ahead of the recording process by heeding these seven pieces of advice.


9. 5 Tips for Better Show Promotion and Turnout

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When you're promoting a show, the key is almost always timing.


10. Ask a Music Journalist: What Makes a Compelling Band Bio? Here Are 3 Real Examples

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This music journalist scoured EPKs to find what the best - and the worst - musician bios have in common.

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