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Recap: Tape Camp at Welcome to 1979 (Nashville, TN)

Posted by under News on February 26, 2015

For those who haven’t been following along with us on social media, we (Michael & Steve) headed down to Nashville this past week for the Spring 2015 Tape Camp at Welcome to 1979. This studio is run by Chris Mara of Mara Machines, and they focus mainly on the art of Analog recording. The studio has…

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Live in the Studio: The House Tones

Posted by under Videos on February 3, 2015

We had the pleasure of producing two videos for The House Tones back in October. The band was looking for a way to present themselves in a professional manner to help get better gigs, and what better way to do so than with high quality video? Check them out on Thursday nights at Vincent’s in…

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Capitalizing on your Branded Video Session

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to Whether you’re an artist that has done a branded video session before, or are planning a session for the coming weeks, it’s important to know how to make the best out of your session. Several labels, studios, and other music brands are making use of live-in-studio videos with high quality audio…

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Navigating Independent Radio Placement

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to Since the beginning of its era, radio has been the driving force of music discovery for most people. Whether a major label is pumping millions of dollars into a nationwide radio campaign for the next big hit or a college student is playing their friends’ band during their 1-hour radio show…

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Marketing Your College Show

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to So you’re in a band, and you’re living in an area that is accessible to colleges and their students. It shouldn’t be that hard to book a show at one of these higher learning institutions’ on-campus venues and sell it out, right? WRONG. Well, sort of wrong. Marketing your college show…

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Club Residencies and Cover Gigs

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to Your band has an arsenal of covers prepared for the right time; every band does. But would your band commit to the plunge of playing a club residency where covers are what’s expected? Boston’s Green Line Inbound did, and it’s paid great dividends for them so far. Not only have they…

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Performing as an Independent Contractor

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to If you’re in a band that does a large repertoire of songs or regularly performs out in bars and local clubs, you may be interested in seeking out some higher profile gigs as an independently contracted musician/band. This could mean performing at a wedding, corporate event, college formal, or even a…

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Landing “Musician for hire” Gigs

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to A musician for hire is someone who provides a service to an event coordinator, talent buyer, or group of people that caters to the event’s specific needs and generates a notable yearly income. You know, the guy that’s singing “Don’t Stop Believing” in the background of a picture-perfect wedding reception, or…

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Designing an effective Artist Logo

Posted by under Business on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to Austin Bousley of  Venture Guitars provides some insight on designing an effective artist logos and the process from a designer’s point of view. Austin is a graphic designer currently working in Boston, MA, most well known for his work with Hot Rod Circuits and The Tower & The Fool of Run for Cover Records. Michael…

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How to create a Stage Plot

Posted by under Tech on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to A SOLID STAGE PLOT AND INPUT LIST CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR GIG. If you’re an artist that has a gig coming up, you should provide the sound engineer with a stage plot and input list at least a day before you get to the venue. This will give the engineer…

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