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How to make the most of performing on Television (Specifically reality TV)

You've been accepted on to a reality show - congratulations! But ... what now? What if I don’t win? How do I make sure I'm utilizing the full potential of this opportunity? It’s important to enter any situation with as much information as possible, especially…

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Nashville Sessions: Demo Scale, Master Scale, Kitchen Scale (P2)

*** If you haven’t read part 1, you can find it here. *** Times have sure changed in Nashville (and everywhere else) since my plane first landed there 15+ years ago. You’ve heard about it, unless you’ve been living under a rock. Big shakeup in…

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How a Failed Experience on a Reality Talent Show Changed my Life – For the Better!

First - My Experience Everyone who goes on reality television has a different experience. Unfortunately for most - it’s not a great one. As singers we assume that our experience will be different - that it has to be. You know how talented you are,…

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Nashville Sessions: Demo Scale, Master Scale, Kitchen Scale (P1)

“When I hear someone talking about a 10 and a 2, I’m thinking October and February.” These are joking words of a Nashville road musician, referencing the life of Nashville recording musicians and illustrating that the latter live in a world which only they fully understand.…

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Copyright Q & A With L.A. Music Attorney, Erin M Jacobson

We had the opportunity to sit down with top music attorney Erin M. Jacobson to ask her common questions related to how and when to copyright a song. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, this is educational content only. If you want to…

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Top 5 Music Licensing Do’s And Don’ts

How to license your music for TV and movies WITHOUT making mistakes. While the music industry has gone through a series of seismic shifts over the last 10-15 years, music licensing still remains a good potential revenue stream for songwriters. If you’ve done the research…

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Tips For Creating A Great Promo Video

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Mark Greer, co-founder of Biveo.com, a directory and guide for producing effective marketing videos. The following is a little Q & A we prepared to help musicians better understand how to create professional videos to market their…

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9 Tips To Thrive As A Freelance Musician

This is a guest post by Doug Beney, founder of the blog Midi Lifestyle You have skills that clients need. Perhaps you also have a great studio filled with high-end gear and a beast of a PC that will handle anything you throw at it.…

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How To Get Hired As A Session Singer

How To Get Hired As A Session Singer

Here's a really excellent video by top rated AirGigs vocalist Audrey Callahan, on 5 key tips for getting more work as a session vocalist. Whether you are marketing your services on platforms like AirGigs, or on your own website, these are essential tips for getting…

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4 Project Management Tips For Successful Remote Studio Sessions

Knowing how to effectively communicate and manage projects, is a skill that every successful freelancer must have, or learn to cultivate. This is even more the case with remote recording sessions, like we have here on AirGigs. While we do everything in our power to…

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5 Ways To Create A Killer Gig

Here are some essential tips for creating a great gig that will stand out to potential buyers. While online collaboration has been happening since the mid 90's, the concept of a marketplace for online recording, mixing and mastering gigs is relatively new. So it's not…

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