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Ryan Avery joined us for our third episode of Band Basics and we talk the basics on forming a band, running a label, not sinking your money into backstock plus a whole lot more. Hosted by Mark Anderson, catch this hour long conversation with Ryan and (hopefully) learn a thing or two as they discuss a myriad of topics about being in the music business…Read More →

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Band Basics Episode 02: Snailmate
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Devin and Mark chat with Ariel and Kalen about some Band Basics all musicians should know on our second episode…Read More →

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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 →

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Band Basics Episode 01: Brandon Kellum
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Our first guest on our inaugural episode is Brandon Kellum, lead singer of American Standards. Playing music and belonging in bands half his life, we thought he would be the perfect guest on our first episode. Plus, as a contributing writer for YabYum, he’s also authored a number of ‘LessonsRead More →

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The Vinyl District Record Store Day is rapidly approaching so make some plans to show your support for your favorite local vinyl dealer. This is The Vinyl District’s modus operandi every day. The D.C.-based blog started back in 2007 and became the official blog of Record Store Day the next year. TVDRead More →

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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 →

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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 →