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advice for musicians

TEN tips for a successful career as a MUSICIAN

Looking for professional advice on making your way through the music industry? Follow these 10 tips by Damian Keyes.        1. Be competitive The music industry is super competitive so to be successful you need to become better … Read More

Re-thinking the rules of gigging

Musicians are programmed to think in a certain way. We grow up watching our favourite bands who grew up emulating their favourite bands and since the 1960’s there has been a similar structure to how bands think and strategise. However … Read More

Musicians Advice – Can You Turn Up?

‘I’m not ready yet’ Said no musician ever. OK, thats a bit of a sweeping statement but it’s not often a musician will think their playing isn’t up to the job. Musicians usually feel they are ready for the gig, … Read More

Musicians – Who is holding you accountable?

One thing is clear, when you are in control of everything in your career there is a lot to do and you need to have different brains for different days.. your ‘creative brain’ for all the artistic side of your … Read More

The Singer vs The Artist – Whats The Difference?

First off let’s clarify what is ‘An Artist’ when it comes to the music industry. An artist goes way past being a singer or performer, there are plenty of massive artists who wouldn’t be classed as technically blessed as singers … Read More

Why I Hate Battle of The Bands Competitions

If there is one thing I hate in this world it’s sprouts at xmas! Disgusting green bogies tasting like a ping pong ball full of sick! Bleaurgh! However if there is another thing I deeply dislike it’s Battle of The … Read More

Musicians – Are we having fun yet?

  Once upon a time you started your journey towards being a musician. It might have been a birthday and you unwrapped a new guitar or it might have been borrowing a mates drum kit but right now you are … Read More

The Band Photo – Makes Me Want To Stab My Own Grandma!

Imagine all of the possibilities when planning a band photo-shoot, you could hire astronaut costumes and go to the zoo to take pictures riding on giant ancient tortoises. You could go to the pug puppy meet-up and take a photo … Read More

10 mistakes made by unsigned originals bands on gigs

Over the past 20 years I have worked with hundreds of unsigned original bands and there are some mistakes that keep cropping up. So hopefully this blog will help you avoid them, or maybe recognise that your band is guilty of … Read More

All your dreams in 6 seconds

Ruth B was a young songwriter who used Vine to show off hooks and ideas of songs to her small but growing audience. One night, sat at her piano in her pyjamas, she wrote a simple hook melody after watching … Read More