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What To Expect From A Good Music Publicist

There comes a time in every band’s career when they should hire a music publicist. We all know that the main aim of every publicity campaign is to generate as much media coverage as possible. But what else should you expect from him or her? It’s not all about column inches, after all. Every good…

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How to Add Isolation to Your Basement Studio

[Editor’s Note: This is part two of Bobby Owsinski’s series on how to improve a basement studio without busting one’s budget. Part one can be found here] Before you begin to place your gear in your basement studio, there’s one big question that every musician has to tackle: how do you keep the sound of…

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Creating Band Merch: The Basics

I’ve said before that merchandise can be a huge source of income for musicians if a little thought and effort goes into it. That’s why I thought I’d give you some further insight into the thought and effort part. Great Design The most important thing to remember when designing merch is not what you like,…

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Interview: Alexa Woodward on Getting Through Giving

About a month and a half ago, rising Youtube music phenomenons the P.S. 22 Chorus received a visit from Alexa Woodward, a rising folk and bluegrass songwriter from South Carolina. The chorus was hot off a closing performance at the Oscars, and Youtube videos of the chorus’s covers of artists like Lady Gaga and Phoenix…

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Establishing a Band Bank Account and Business

Every semi-serious band should have a written agreement. The next and even more serious steps involve establishing your band as a business entity and setting up a separate bank account. This isn’t right for every group. It costs a little money and time to establish a band as an LLC and set up a bank…

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How NOT to Soundproof Your Basement Studio

Regardless of which environment you choose for your studio space, your two main challenges will always be soundproofing and acoustic control. Adhering to some very basic principles can get you as much as 90 percent of the isolation found in a big-time commercial studio. The problem is that it’ll cost you. Soundproofing is the expensive…

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Seven Ways to Sell More Merch

If you want to make any money on the road, you’d be well advised to put some effort and thought into your merch table. While it’s true that your music matters most, your merch table should never be an afterthought, no matter what stage of your career you’re in. Merchandise can and should be the…

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Picking the Right Publicist

As a band manager, one of my main goals is to help create a buzz for my artists. One of the key ways to do this is by receiving good press, and the most obvious way to get that press is to hire a publicist. But how do you find a publicist that is right…

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How To Handle Yourself In A Media Interview

You’ve spent months planning, researching, distributing, networking, and pitching your latest record, and it’s finally landed you your first batch of media interviews. Congratulations! But wait! Before you sit back and relax, you need to prepare. Being prepared for an interview is not about media manipulation or being someone or something you’re not. It’s about…