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Performing

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What to Do if No One Comes to Your Concert

How to Get People to Come to Your Concert

It’s every musician’s worst nightmare: You’ve spent MONTHS promoting this concert. All of your closest friends and family promised to be there. You even had 40 confirmed “yes” on your Facebook event! And yet, when the time came for everyone to show up…you played to three people. Casual barflies who would have been there anyway. Granted, they said they enjoyed your show, and yo[...]

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“You’re Too Old.” Why Age Matters in the Music Industry

Are You Too Old for a Music Career? The Answer May Surprise You

This is a near-constant concern for performers. Aging doesn't end, and it seems like every year you're getting closer to the conveyor belt of being "too old" to make it in music. I'm here to tell you: Yes, your age does matter. However, too many people focus on being "too old" to make it, and not nearly enough stop to consider what "making it" even means to them. You absolutely can[...]

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10 Worst Foods and Drinks for Singers and Voice Actors

If you're a singer or voice actor, I'm sure you've heard of foods to avoid before a show or performance. There are some foods you should just avoid altogether, but that really depends on you and your body. Removing these before a show will definitely keep your voice in better condition, but try them out when you're not performing and see how you feel with and without them! Everyone has the[...]

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How Video Walls Transform the Live Music Experience

How Musicians Can Use Video Walls for a Better Live Concert

In my last post, I talked about several ways to improve your concerts. One of my ideas was to use video walls, and I brought in an expert to talk about it! This is not a sponsored post, I just like giving you plenty of information and tips to be a better songwriter and/or performer. Hopefully this will give you some cool ideas! Mia Clarke is part of the content and community team at Userf[...]

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7 Tips for Musicians to Have Amazing Live Concerts

7 Ideas for Exciting Concerts

All performing musicians want to have great live shows. It's second only to having great recorded songs (and maybe even first, depending on how often you perform). An engaging, exciting concert can get you more fans and is a better experience for everyone involved. However, it's not easy to have a great live show. As a session singer, I don’t often perform live. I used to, back when I w[...]