Posts Tagged ‘tips’
Tags: Heard, music, Omari MC, promotion, tips
Tags: Ari's Take, boring, shows, singer songwriter, The Fox and Hounds, tips
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Shopping around for a producer? Make sure you pick the best match for your music by asking these key questions and looking for these qualities.
Tags: Ari's Take, college shows, tips
Tags: Ari's Take, Booking, phone, pitch email, support, tips
I’ve played over 500 shows and I booked the majority of these. I set up a 60 date tour around the entire country from scratch – starting without contacts for the majority of the cities. I’ve spent the better part of 4 years living on the road, making nearly all of my income from live shows.
Tags: Ari's Take, support, tips
You can’t expect everyone to come out to every show. Even if your favorite artist played multiple times a month in your city you wouldn’t make it out to every show. People need a reason to devote an evening to your band. Being your friend may work for a little while, but a buzzed about event will push them over the edge.
Tags: Ari's Take, promo, sold out show, street team, support, tips
There’s no point in playing a show if no one shows up. Just listing a show on your Facebook Page will not bring people. Bands sometimes think that all they need to do is go on tour and get their shows listed on the venue’s website and people will magically show up because they are a ‘touring band’ far away from home. You must understand that venues do not promote their shows. They can’t. They have just too many. It is the reason Venues work with Promoters or expect bands to bring 100% of the crowd.
Tags: audience, gig, set list, set list transitions, show purpose, song "feel", tips
You’ve gotten THE gig, and you’re super excited. You’ve been rehearsing, but now you’ve kicked rehearsals up a notch or twelve. You’ve also come to the place that most musicians dread but every musician must deal with: You have to make a set list.
Some bands don’t bother with set lists, but they are important. Why? A bad set list can ruin a show. A good set list can take a decent band and make it sound like a good band. A great set list can reel a listener in, keep them with you for the entire show, and win you new fans.
There are many different things to consider when creating a set list, but we are going to focus on five key elements for creating and using your set list to its fullest potential. These five elements are:
- The Technical Stuff
- The “Feel” of the Song
- The Art of Spontaneity
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