Music Industry Tips

Why Booking a Tour is Tougher Than It Seems

One of the most frustrating reasons why it’s hard to book a tour is because every band seems to have climbed their way to fame in a different way. With a bit of research, you can see a band's popularity date back pretty far; you can trace their tours, timing of album...

Tax Tips for the Music Industry

Tax season is almost here (again?!) and it is important to get them done on time. If you are only working with W2s and have a minimal amount of other expenses (like tuition), investments, etc. it is fairly straightforward. However, for many people in the music...

Music Industry Books Worth Checking Out

Nothing like a drabby winter to get your mind feeling a bit stunted on creativity. When I can’t think of what to write, or need to find creativity in some other world besides my own, I turn to a good book. While I love historical non-fiction, or a good mystery novel,...

How to Pitch a Music Mag, And Other Words of Wisdom

So, you fancy yourself a music writer? You have a piece or are working on a piece, saw a show, interviewed a band or want to review a new album, yes? Okay, how do you go from unpublished to published? You must write a pitch letter, also called a query letter or cover...

Publication Week Q&A

What first made you decide to move forward with putting together your own site? Publication Week is dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge about music publications both big and small; We gathered some questions to find out a little bit...

Endorsements and Sponsorships 101

It's a long road working in music. It can take years before someone's income is sourced completely from the industry. Bands, photographers, graphic designers, engineers, and anyone else that wants to dedicate their career to music could always...

Tips on Booking the Right Gig

Booking a show when you’re first starting off can seem a daunting, overwhelming task with no clear start. Getting multiple rejections, and figuring out how fit yourself into the right space would make anyone discouraged.  But with the...

Promoting Sustainability in the Industry

Attempting to save our planet can seem like an overwhelming task in a fast-paced, ever chaotic industry like ours. But small changes in various areas can make an immense impact on the way we look at production, waste, and spreading healthier habits amongst fellow...

How Booking a Show Really Works

There are a lot of moving parts in the music industry. For just one show there is the artist, their crew, stage production, security, ushers, bartenders, audio and light engineers; the list goes on. One of the most crucial roles is the person...

How to Budget a Tour

The music industry is not known for its accountants and math wizards. Budgeting is a powerful tool that can be used to organize finances in every area of your life, especially touring. Tour expenses add up quickly and it is important to save pennies when you can. Here...