No Image

The Transmedia Resurrection of Stick Against Stone

This summer, the surviving members of Stick Against Stone will join forces with some local musicians to play some gigs for the first time in close to 30 years. In addition to these shows, a documentary about the band’s history and its deceased frontman John Creighton, Get It All Out, is currently in production, with…

No Image

Put Your Videos On Brag!

So you’ve just completed a music video for your band’s latest single. And now you’ve got to upload it where people can see it. Obviously, that means YouTube, it means Vimeo, maybe it means submitting to sites like Blank TV or Antville. As of last month, it also means submitting to Brag. Created by a…

No Image

Rethink Music Recap: Career Tips For Songwriters

At music industry conferences, purely actionable information is sometimes hard to come by. Unless you’re listening to someone who’s in the business of providing interesting stats (Eric Garland, say, or Jim Lucchese), the odds that a panelist will offer up clear tips, useful insights, or anything else resembling a brass tack are kind of long.…

No Image

Rethink Music Recap: From Board Rooms to Ballrooms, Missing Connections

In some ways, music industry conferences are all the same. Over the course of several keynotes, panel discussions, and presentations, a gallery of experts, industry veterans, and insiders discuss topics related to sales, licensing, touring, and copyrights while subtly selling themselves. At the inaugural Rethink Music, a large portion of the audience seemed to hunger…

No Image

Four Common Gigging Mistakes You Should Avoid

Watch any band for a short period of time and you’ll quickly be able to judge their level of experience. The music aside, pros have a look, feel, and way of doing things that sets them apart from inexperienced acts. This is due to the fact that they’ve already made their mistakes and learned from…

No Image

The Benefits of Booking and Organizing Your Own Shows

Many times as an emerging musician you want something — and maybe even feel like you even need it: “I NEED to play Mercury Lounge to get on The Bowery‘s radar and let people know my band is important!” You are likely going to spend a lot of time stressing and agonizing until venues come…