How long do my musicians need to set up?

How long do my musicians need to set up, and when will they arrive? As you might imagine, there are quite a lot of variables with this, but I’ll try and give you some kind of guide. If it’s a solo artist or a duo, they might need only about 20 to 30 minutes of […]

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Merchandise Pricing Deals & Freebies for Musicians

Now I’ve talked about the way that I came up with my pricing. But what I didn’t tell you is that, this, even though the pricing stands firm on here and people will normally pay you that price, it’s not necessarily a firm price. Sometimes people are going to come up to you and they’re […]

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Can I pay my musicians in cash on the day?

Can I pay my musicians in cash on the day? Well, it’s true, some musicians are happy to accept cash. I personally feel that are a number of reasons why that isn’t a great idea. And here they are. First: I don’t want you to be worrying about a large amount of cash in someone’s […]

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Lyric Tips for Spoken Word Music Performances

Now in the case of a piece where you don’t have a definite story but you’re essentially building layer upon layer of sensory experiences for your audience, you’re not going to have the same type of closing where you come back and refer to the beginning. You’re still going to refer to the beginning but […]

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Budget Musician Touring Tips

So you want to keep track of your income and your expense. But you also want to have an understanding of the overall picture of your finances and how this business venture is going. Make no mistake, this is not just fun and games. We’re talking about If you’re doing this full time and you […]

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Musician Touring Tips: Income Sheets

Now, I’m not saying that you have to have a degree in accounting. But, if you’re going to be successful in any way, in keeping track of your money, which becomes very important at tax time. Or, in Willie Nelson’s case, when the IRS busted him for not being diligent to report his money at […]

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The Most Important Music Production Tips

Number 1 – Spend the bulk of your time in pre-production You shoult be spending significally more hours preparing to your recording than the actual recording itself. Session time is expensive and others people time is valuable. Do not waste that time fixing something that could’ve been fixed beforehand. Here are some topics you wanna […]

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FiiO F9 Pro Review

The FiiO F9 Pro – which shares exactly the same design of the F9 – has been tweaked slightly. There isn’t a huge amount of difference but enough to make you notice. It sounds cleaner than the F9 and has a better sonic balance – although I could imagine fans of heavy bass or female […]

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FiiO FH1 Review

The FH1 features a dual driver design with one dynamic and one balanced armature. The former handles the lower frequencies while the latter is for extended upper midband and treble. They are housed in an elliptical ABS plastic shell which is both light and durable. Playing Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ through these there […]

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