Tag

bands

/

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[...]

/

How to Handle Haters in the Music Industry

Here's how to process and move on from haters of your creative work!

If you are any type of artist and your work is online, it’s pretty much a guarantee you’ll run into a hater at some point in your career. Even if you are not an artist, any person who voices an opinion on social media is likely to find a gaggle of trolls waiting in the shadows to take them down. In all of my songwriting groups, message boards and music communities, there is usually one question a week about “how to deal with haters” or “how to respond to hateful comments.” I always try to provide a thoughtful answer, because I know how much it sucks[...]

/

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 Userful.com, experts in all things video wall and display solutions. When Mia is not spreading the word about video walls, she is often found discovering the great outdoors, walking o[...]

/

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 was under a demo deal with a label and they wanted me to get live experience, but it wasn’t fun. It was obvious that I was terribly nervous. I felt out of place and wanted to go[...]