social media 700

– Sure, you hate social media. Even for a grrrl who grew up obsessed with Penny’s know-everything notebook in Inspector Gadget, I’ve had my fill of constant contact. But, for most of us, social media is a necessary component of modern living. That statement can be double-plus true for musicians andRead More →

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 →

josh medina 500

by Jacob Unterreiner – Josh Medina is a remarkably talented audio engineer. He is also the Kevin Bacon of the Arizona Music scene. If you’re in a local band, odds are you’re not more than two degrees of separation from Josh; either you’ve recorded with him, or you’ve been in aRead More →

twitter tips 500

Social media kinda sucks, but whether or not you view it as a “necessary evil” or a way to pass fifteen minutes waiting for the bus, there are some smart ways to go about your online social engagements. As part of our ongoing #BandBasics series, we have some helpful hintsRead 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 →

premiere 500

by Carly Schorman – We’ve been getting more and more requests from musicians to premiere singles, music videos, and albums, but it seems like some folks are a bit confused about what a premiere actually is. The editors thought it might be helpful to offer up this short tutorial aboutRead More →

100 Rejections 00

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – So we’re all making art for art’s sake right? Theoretically… yes. Well, what should you do if you decide to take the leap and try to get your music in front of people who would not otherwise hear it? Recently, I was asked byRead 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 →

music blogs 000

1. Pigeons and Planes This music discovery site seeks to bring you the best in new music from the big names to the best of locals everywhere. Pigeons and Planes brings you new music (and music news) every day to playlists and curated album collections. pigeonsandplanes.com 2. SoulBounce Just like the taglineRead 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 →

pr mistakes 00

Building a solid Public Relations [PR] platform for your band or brand can be tricky. You might be stepping on toes without even realizing they were ever underfoot, but there are easy things to avoid in this age of self-promotion that can help you expand your brand (or band) withoutRead More →