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The Complete Guide to Taking Awesome Band Photos

How to get great band press photos

I started modeling when I was in my young teens. It was kind of fun and I made decent money, so I continued until I hit the ripe old age of 20, when the modeling jobs turn into denture ads and adult diapers (I’m actually not kidding, I was asked to do an adult diaper ad after I turned 20). During my days as a model, I learned a great deal about photography, lighting, and posing. I wouldn’t call myself an expert at photography, but I definitely know enough about posing and photo elements to give pointers on press pictures. I see a lot of talented bands and ar[...]

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What You Should and Shouldn’t Copy from Other Singers

"Copying" another artist is frowned upon, for good reason. I've seen famous singers get angry about cover artists who stole their styling of a song, note-for-note. I've seen established artists turn their nose up at newcomers who sound or look too much like them. No one wants to be copied. However, we all kind of copy off of other singers to a degree. You developed your vocal style based on your early influences and your current favorites, even though your voice is all your own. If you're a new singer or you're looking to change up your singing style, here are[...]

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Why Pinterest is Great for Musicians

Pinterest is highly popular among the DIY, crafting and organizing scene. As a DIY hobbyist, I've been using Pinterest for a while now. A friend got me into it. We were looking for a pumpkin seed recipe and she showed me that a quick search on Pinterest leads to TONS of recipes, ideas and more. While I've found it very useful for crafts and hobbies, I haven't seen a ton of musicians on it. It's a shame because Pinterest can actually be great for musicians. Pinterest for musicians can lead to more attention to your music or just more resources for your craft.[...]