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How Much Do Top Musicians Make Compared To Average Jobs?

The 2018 Oxfam Inequality Report found that the top 1% of the world bagged 82% of all wealth created in 2017. This massive discrepancy between the top 1% and the rest of the world made us wonder if musicians, too, could be added to this list? We all know that top musicians and entertainers make a lot of money. Show More Summary

4 Pieces Of Equipment Every Recording Studio Needs

Keeping a recording studio on track can be an amazing experience for any audio engineer. If you’re a music lover who wants your recording studio to be fit for world-class work, you need to make sure you have all of the right pieces of equipment first. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts

Hilde Spille | Fame Hurts - 5 Reasons Why Daniel Matthews | The Single Most Important Lesson I Learned On Tour Dixie Somers | Hosting A Concert Soon? Keep These Security Tips In Mind Simon Tam | 40 Ways Bands Can Use Social Media To Up Engagement At Shows Emma Sturgis | In The Band: 4 Tips To Having The Best Tour Of Your Music Career

Fame Hurts - 5 Reasons Why

In the last couple of years, I’ve asked myself frequently the question if it’s possible that fame hurts. Usually when I’ve heard of another musician who died on an overdose of painkillers, like Tom Petty, Prince and Michael Jackson.Show More Summary

The Single Most Important Lesson I Learned On Tour

Touring is a complex, daunting, and exciting thing. As an independent band, you might think the hardest thing about touring is booking all the gigs. But you’d be wrong. The internet makes it easy to book gigs. Facebook, email, and Google are basically all you need. Show More Summary

Hosting A Concert Soon? Keep These Security Tips In Mind

In light of the tragic outdoor concert shooting in Las Vegas, many concert planners are taking additional precautions when planning large events, both outdoors and indoors. But even small concerts need some kind of security plan to ensure the safety of concert goers, bands and event staff. Show More Summary

40 Ways Bands Can Use Social Media To Increase Engagement At Shows

If you’re a musician, you’re probably using social media in some way to promote your music, invite people to shows, and stay in touch with your fans. We do this so often, we end up going through the motions of engagement without thinking...Show More Summary

In The Band: 4 Tips To Having The Best Tour Of Your Music Career

If you’re in a band, you’ve likely dreamt of going on tour. This can be a great time to explore new territories and play for appreciative audiences. However, as fun as a tour can be, you need to take things seriously. A great tour requires plenty of extensive planning. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Budgeting

Brandon Jackson | Why Budgeting Is So Important For Independent Artists Robert Lanterman | 4 Most Important iPhone Apps On Tour Rachelle Wilber | How An Eye-Catching Graphic Can Market Your Music Wallace Collins | Songwriters Beware Of The Music Modernization Act (H.r. 4706) Rachelle Wilber | 4 Essentials Every Recording Studio Needs To Have In Place

Why Budgeting Is So Important For Independent Artists

If there’s one thing that is essential to your career as an independent musician, it’s your ability to follow a budget. Budgeting is the process of determining how and where finances will be directed in order to achieve a particular goal. Show More Summary

4 Most Important iPhone Apps On Tour

When it comes to U.S. and Canadian musicians, it seems that we’ve chosen Apple to provide us with the best mobile devices. Some musicians tend to choose Android, but for the most part we seem pretty set on the iPhone. Whether that’sShow More Summary

Band Banners: How An Eye-Catching Graphic Can Market Your Music

Visuals mean everything in the marketing world. First-class imagery is essential for professionals who are in the process of marketing new dining establishments. It’s just as essential for those who are marketing bands. Musical acts, because of that, need to make memorable and striking graphics big priorities. Show More Summary

Songwriters Beware Of The Music Modernization Act (H.r. 4706)

The stage is set for a brutal tug-of-war over tens of millions of dollars between individual songwriters and their publishers. H.R. 4706, also known as the Music Modernization Act, provides many benefits and updates to the arcane royalty structure of US copyright law. Show More Summary

4 Essentials Every Recording Studio Needs To Have In Place

Whether you’re making your own music or setting up shop for others, a recording studio can be an incredible place. It’s in the studio that aspirations can become a reality. However, a studio alone isn’t enough to create a quality recording experience. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Maximum Power

Rachelle Wilber | Maximum Power: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Music Venue Daniel Matthews | For Musicians, College Is The Great Dilemma Yael Penn | Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its Q4-2017 Hit Song Trend Report Anica Oaks | How To Safely Transport Your Band Instruments Lisa Occhino | Marketing Your Band: 13 Essential Strategies

Maximum Power: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Music Venue

In order to blow your audience away, a little bit of planning is required. You have to have the right equipment and the right stage. Here are some ways to supercharge your gig. Find a Good Venue Location is everything when it comes to attracting your audience. Show More Summary

Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its Q4-2017 Hit Song Trend Report

Hit Songs Deconstructed (www.HitSongsDeconstructed.com) today released its Q4-2017 Trend Report. This report details the compositional and industry trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. Highlights include: Pop, after dropping to its...Show More Summary

For Musicians, College Is The Great Dilemma

I once dated a woman who got a Bachelor of Music in Performance. She specialized in opera and her voice was flawless. Beyond that, she could play cello and just about any instrument she picked up. Her knowledge of music was encyclopedic. Show More Summary

Using A New Rehearsal Venue? How To Safely Transport Your Band Instruments

As a musician, you must become accustomed to sudden changes of venue. When you specialize in playing instruments, safe transportation to new venues can be vital to the longevity of your instruments. Here, you will find several ways to...Show More Summary

Marketing Your Band: 13 Essential Strategies

This post was written by Lisa Occhino and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog Once you’ve decided that you’re getting pretty serious about this whole music career thing, you know that you have to start putting in the effort to...Show More Summary

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