Guide to finding a booking agent as an independent musician

As an independent artist the idea of booking your own shows in addition to everything else can feel overwhelming – fortunately, there’s someone out there who can take care of. Continue reading

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13 rules for touring in a van: A Musician’s Guide

Concerts are back and a van can be one of the best modes of touring transport. If you follow these rules, your time on the road will be a more. Continue reading

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How writers, photographers should deal with the return of live music

Live music has returned, and while it’s certainly exciting news for fans and artists, journalists and photographers – for whom these live events are their bread and butter – are. Continue reading

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3 tips for easing back into DIY touring post-pandemic

If you’re a DIY artist responsible for setting up your own tours, your job has become a lot harder. Even with the crisis seemingly waning, life on the road post-pandemic. Continue reading

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3 live show formats likely to come back first after the pandemic

Although live music is slowly returning, packed arenas and festivals may still be a ways off. Here, we explore the three types of live music most likely to return first. Continue reading

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AEG’s Dan Beckerman weighs in on concert industry recovery on CNBC [Video]

CEO of AEG appeared on CNBC recently, sharing what came off as a fairly optimistic assessment of where how the live music sector is looking as we continue to recover. Continue reading

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In-ear monitors: What they are, why singers wear them

If you’re a regular show-goer (in normal times) you’ve likely seen artists wearing hearing aid/earbud shaped in ear monitors while performing. Here we dig into what their benefits are, and. Continue reading

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NIVA, NITO Share Free Reopening Checklist For Live Entertainment Industry

With COVID cases falling and vaccinations increasing, the excitement continues to grow for the return of live music. In an effort to facilitate this safely, a coalition of lice music. Continue reading

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Independent Venue Preservation Initiative launches crowdfunding campaign to support music venues

The Independent Venue Preservation Initiative recently unveiled it’s new Subscribe to Live program, a micro-donation funded initiative aimed at supporting indie music venues in the bay area. Guest post from. Continue reading

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Profile in selfishness: Ted Nugent performed a live concert despite suffering ‘flu symptoms’ just days before COVID-19 diagnosis

Controversial legacy rocker Ted Nugent made waves yet again after revealing that he had been experiencing flu-like symptoms while performing inside a busy Florida supermarket, only to test positive for. Continue reading

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