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How To Keep Moving Forward When No One Is Booking Gigs

This is a guest post by Bree Noble. It's part of an ongoing series we're doing to help provide resources and practical tips during this crisis. If you’re like most artists, booking is not your favorite task. It can be tempting to put booking on…

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Ways To Be Creative & Productive During A Crisis

This is a guest post by AirGigs top rated studio pro Katie Marie It's part of an ongoing series we're doing to help provide resources and practical tips during this crisis There are a multitude of industries right now heavily impacted by the current pandemic.…

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5 Things Musicians Can Do In The Next Week To Start Making Money Online

This is a guest post by Bree Noble. It's part of an ongoing series we're doing to help provide resources and practical tips during this crisis. These are uncertain times, especially for musicians. With gigs being cancelled, venues shut down and private lessons deemed unsafe,…

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Are You A Professional Musician?

Are You A Professional Musician?

This is a guest post by top rated session drummer Luke O’Kelley. This article is a reflection on some of the labels used to categorize working musicians, as well as some of the assumptions we make unconsciously about what they mean. It comes directly out…

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In Session With Andrew Timothy

Andrew Timothy is a session guitarist and composer based in Nashville, TN. He has recorded for clients from 5 of the 7 continents, in a variety of styles and genres. His formal university music education combined with his real-world experience as an active Nashville player…

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4 Takeaways From "Rockonomics" For Working Musicians

4 Takeaways From “Rockonomics” For Working Musicians

I recently finished reading Alan B. Krueger’s book Rockonomics. Krueger is a Princeton economist and was the economic aid to presidents Clinton and Obama. In his book, he takes a scientific look into the modern music industry. It’s full of charts and statistics, but Krueger…

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How To Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Are you gearing up for your next album, tour, music video, new production gear, or anything music related that requires some cash? Crowdfunding is one of the first methods musicians can turn to when looking to fund larger projects and many have been doing so…

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How To Write And Record Better Bass Guitar Parts

How To Write And Record Better Bass Guitar Parts

In both live and studio settings, one of the most important elements is the bass line. Generally speaking, bass parts in modern day music have become considerably less melodic and on first listen sound very simplistic. However, when analyzed these lines are deceptively tricky and…

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How To Imitate Different Vocalists For Clients

Mella is an extremely experienced session vocalist. In this video, she gives you some practical insights on how to approach vocal impressions with some specific examples including Amy Winehouse, Dolly Parton and Britney Spears. Here’s what Mella recommends when approaching vocal impersonations in a vocal…

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7 Ways To Overcome Anxiety In The Studio

7 Ways To Overcome Anxiety in the Studio

Anxiety during recording sessions is extremely common amongst both beginners and professionals alike. I’m always amazed at how many talented musicians I’ve encountered who absolutely kill it live on stage, but the moment they enter a recording studio they find the whole situation overwhelming and…

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In Session With Lydia Salnikova

Lydia Salnikova has been a professional singer/musician/songwriter for 15+ years. She is a GRAMMY nominee, a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominee, and she has recorded with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Bering Strait, Sir Christopher Lee, and John Ford Coley. Her deep understanding of…

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Putting The Social In Social Media

Putting the Social in Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts for Musicians

Although I was unable to attend this year, I did attend the CD Baby DIY convention (which I highly recommend) the last 2 years in a row. A great deal of info and insight into the “New” music biz, but it might as well have…

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