Contracts Are A Good Thing

One of the things that bands seem to screw up the most and give me the most headaches with is contracts. Now this isn’t really a complaint – it’s the fact that I can read contracts and understand them that makes me able to have a job after all. I think the issue is moreover [&hellip The post Contracts Are A Good Thing appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 29 May 2017 | 8:56 pm

Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib

It started with maracas. An afro outlined in white light. Then a train-chugging drum roll along the tom-toms to start off “Arcarsenal,” the first track off the seventeen-year-old album, Relationship of Command. “I must’ve read a thousand faces!” At The Drive-In singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala screamed. When the rumbling breaks, the opening verse brings all the [&hellip The post Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 28 May 2017 | 3:23 pm

Attributing Responsibility In Your Band

I think one of the hardest parts of being in a band is holding people accountable. I had a whole chat with a client about this today and some of the difficulties he faces with his band members. Now this ties into what I wrote about recently concerning ‘main dudes’. In fact in many ways [&hellip The post Attributing Responsibility In Your Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 27 May 2017 | 10:03 pm

How To Get The Most Out Of Patreon

I think one of the single best things that a band can do in order to promote themselves is to exploit the true power of Patreon. There is a way to use it that I think very few other people fully realize or are willing to put the effort in to make happen. You simply [&hellip The post How To Get The Most Out Of Patreon appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 10:24 am

Knowing Your Value

There are people in this industry, they don’t need to be called out by name, who ask for far too much in the name of ‘helping out the bands’. These are the agents or bands who try to ask for $1000 for a show that can’t possibly have more than 25 people through the door, [&hellip The post Knowing Your Value appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 10:02 pm

Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up

So one thing that I think a lot of bands struggle with, even if they don’t want to admit it is the all important band photo. Band photos are the sort of thing most of us think is pretty cut and dry, you get together in front of a camera and you look sad. Of [&hellip The post Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 7:23 pm

How To Not Be Corny On Social Media

So an issue I’ve been running into lately and that I’ve had to talk to a lot of bands about is figuring out how to help bands avoid corniness in their social media posts. It’s a tricky thing to be sure. No one wants to be viewed as a try hard or a goody goody [&hellip The post How To Not Be Corny On Social Media appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 8:51 pm

The Death Of DIY Venues

So as you may be aware, I live up here in Brooklyn. Just across the bridge in north Jersey there used to be a venue called the Meatlocker. I say used to be because up until recently it was a crucial venue in the mid-Atlantic metal scene. In the last few days though it was [&hellip The post The Death Of DIY Venues appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 15 May 2017 | 2:22 pm

What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

So earlier this month I wrote an article about the “Main dude” in a band and how that can impact band dynamics. It got quite a bit of traction, especially, I noticed, among main dudes from bands across the world. However, a question that got raised by several friends of mine was simply “What do [&hellip The post What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks? appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 May 2017 | 4:45 pm

Things Take Time

Things take time, there is no other way around it. In the music industry when you routinely have to go through two or three people just to get anything done you simply have to accept these unfortunate realities and then go from there. There are times when you’re going to find yourself endlessly frustrated with [&hellip The post Things Take Time appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 12 May 2017 | 7:02 pm