Music Industry Tips

Why Booking a Tour is Tougher Than It Seems

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 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 Photography Q&A

Music Photography Q&A

I have a camera, where’s the best place to start? At venues that don't require photo passes/don't have photo pits. Best way to practice. - Rachel Zyzda   Definitely go to smaller venues in the city or local pubs. Always check venue camera policies. Smaller clubs...

Stop Working For Cool Points

Stop Working For Cool Points

Most of the people that I have spoken to about the music industry express that they were very excited when they first started out. While they still love what they do, they often find that the “Cool Factor” fades pretty quickly when realizing they are essentially...

A Quick Guide to Photography Gear

A Quick Guide to Photography Gear

Camera With how advanced technology is this topic becomes less relevant but is still one of the most asked questions. It is a common misconception that expensive gear = great pictures. It's crazy to me to think that some of the top of the line cameras ten years ago...

How Google Ads Will Help Your Music Organization

How Google Ads Will Help Your Music Organization

Growing a music organization is hard: plain and simple. Whether you have a continuous publication, budding photography portfolio, or play in a band, gaining popularity can always be a challenge. In comparison, large media outlets and labels have been around for years...

Why LinkedIn Matters In Music

Why LinkedIn Matters In Music

This month, Apple’s new Events program, Today At Apple, is holding the first ever Chicago Music Industry Summit. Each weekend, people can attend workshops and presentations on various aspects of the industry. I attended “Write a Pitch with Brian Zisook and Britt...

How To Get Into The Music Industry

How To Get Into The Music Industry

Getting into the music industry is hard. Like any entertainment industry, it can definitely be about who you know. Getting an "in" is a stronger way to enter compared to many other industries out there. Does everyone have to do it this way? No. There are plenty of...

Tips for Breaking Into The Streaming World

Tips for Breaking Into The Streaming World

Whether as a manager, booker, or new musician, getting your band’s new music out there in the vast streaming world isn’t easy. You’ve got some good new jams to promote, but how? Examining analytics, and figuring out how algorithms might be able to more frequently pick...

Overcoming Anxiety at Networking Events

Overcoming Anxiety at Networking Events

You work in the music industry or you want to get into it somehow. You know that making connections is important especially in an industry where it is all about who you know. Meeting and conversing with new people can open doors that you never thought existed....