measuring growth 500

by Brandon Kellum – Well hello there. It’s been a while since the last installment of Lesson Learned but that’s only because I’ve been out there learning lessons. Today we’re going to dive into measuring growth as an artist. Growth is subjective and different for everyone, so what we’re reallyRead More →

diy 500

by Brandon Kellum – There’s no such thing as “punk time” If the show is scheduled for 7 PM and the first band still hasn’t started by 9, you can guarantee that the crowd is getting restless. Especially if there isn’t a bar or at least some decent house musicRead More →

Show Offers 00

by Brandon Kellum Staff Writer Grab an adult beverage and pull up a seat because in today’s Lessons Learned I’m going to share some possibly unpopular opinions about show offers. If you’re new to the Lessons Learned series, please feel free to check out my past articles on Starting ARead More →

band promotion 00

by Brandon Kellum Staff Writer – If an album is “dropped” in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is only by the ears of the other band members. Band promotion feels weird. Mixing your art, what you love, withRead More →

recording 000

by Brandon Kellum Staff Writer – So, you’ve written your first song and you’re finally ready to go in to record? Or maybe you had an impatient vocalist that just booked the studio time in advance and now you’re scrambling to pull everything together. Either way, you want to knowRead More →

band 00

by Brandon Kellum of American Standards Starting a band can be a highly profitable venture that definitely will not consume your every waking hour… said no one ever. In my first Lessons Learned I started with touring. If you haven’t checked that out, go read it next. I figured with this oneRead More →

touring 00

by Brandon Kellum of American Standards The Gas Station 5 Course Meal A good majority of your nutrients on the road will come in the shape of a cylinder. Whether it be a QT taquito or a hotdog that’s past its prime. There’s just something about stopping at a gasRead More →