Many artists may have conflicted feelings about cover songs, for although they can be fun to play and offer an easy way to connect with your audience, it can also be irritating when cover songs are all an audience wants, or when they get more attention than original compositions. Here we look at the best way to make cover songs work for you.
While certainly challenging, putting together a modest, multi-day festival is by no means un-achievable, provided you're willing to put in the time and research, and are willing to work together with the rest of your DIY community. Here we review the seven steps to putting a successful festival together.
This week I join Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert to share some of the things I've learned running Skyline Artists and answer listener questions: How does a promoter and the band make money at a concert? What should venues expect from the artist, and what should the artist expect? And we address the age old question... Whose job is it to promote a concert?
Having now surpassed both Twitter and LinkedIn in number of users, Snapchat continues to grow, even among an older audience, meaning its an excellent way to engage a wide swath of potential event-goers. Here we break down how to build a compelling narrative of Snapchat Stories surrounding your event.
Amazon had very publicly said it can make the live music experience better. It's also promised that it has no intention of getting in secondary ticketing (at least for now...). So, what does 'internet first' Amazon have planned to disrupt the live music industry? This week we found out their initial salvo.
Almost 4 weeks after we reported that the Coachella and Stagecoach festival web sites were hacked, promoter Goldenvoice is letting a million plus fans know that their data has been compromised and offer a free year of identity theft protection.