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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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Breaking Down the Professional PA System

Posted by under Tech on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to We’ve all seen that crazy dude behind the soundboard that may or may not have any sort of idea what he’s doing. Not to worry…he’s just the one that’s in charge of whether or not you sound good from where the audience is standing.Whether or not he knows what he’s doing,…

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Audio Mastering 101

Posted by under Tech on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to Mastering [mas-ter-ing]: That part during the record production process that no one knows anything about, but does it anyway. Hopefully you’re not getting the above definition out of your engineer’s handbook. Audio mastering 101 is quite possibly the most important part of the whole record production process, yet many artists might not know…

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How to Properly Mic a Drum Kit

Posted by under Tech on February 2, 2015

As seen on Presskit.to Setting microphones around a drum kit can be a bit confusing if you haven’t done it before. Although you have several microphones picking up different sources, it’s important to think of the drum kit as a single instrument. There are several different microphone techniques for every budget, and we’ll be exploring…

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