Whether you perform weekly or you are preparing for that first performance. There are simple tricks to implement in your live performance routine that will help optimize the experience you deliver to the audience. If you thought performing your music was the only thing you were supposed to do on stage, then you are sadly misinformed. You are a performer! A musician nonetheless, but the second you are doing anything on a stage in front of a crowd, it becomes a performance. Live performances are the best way to organically create new fans and increase your popularity within the local music scene. The best performances take hours, if not days of preparation and planning. They are well thought out and masterfully executed. Stage time can be difficult to acquire, so it is essential that you take advantage of every minute you spend performing, down to the second!
Here are my five tips that any musician can use to optimize their time on stage, regardless of expertise.
BRANDING YOUR MOVEMENT
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Building a strong and empowering movement will take time and tenacity. You are your best salesman. No one else is going to care about your aspirations and passions more than you. There’s an art to being able to share these feelings and communicate your message to the public. In a time where there is a talent coming from all directions, the competition is extremely fierce. It takes strategic implementations and consistency for one to successfully stand out.
As our technology community continues to create more products that broaden our means of communication, one can also get discovered on numerous platforms. With all of these outlets, a person has so many options to go viral and make an impact. The chance for people to upload media is easier today than ever before. “300 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every minute,” a statistic found by Fortunelord. That is an enormous amount of content that is being put out there, and so quickly too!
How do you differentiate yourself from the rest of the content creators? Let’s discuss strategies that you can utilize to promote your brand.
Your fanbase is unique to the content you create. The followers you have obtained by spending money and putting forth effort are essential to maintain. When I say maintain, I’m referring to keeping your fans in the loop and having them consistently engage with your music. You may be under the assumption that if these ‘fans’ are true fans of your music, they are going to proactively promote you and help you reach stardom. Don’t be mistaken, it is not the listener’s job to help you grow your following. They are merely the guests that have decided to join your journey and are along for the ride. So, let’s answer these questions:
-How do you keep them around?
-Why is it important to have your fans actively engaging with your music?
-How do you grow your fanbase?
On the next page we will begin to dive in to these questions.
A quick recap on why this year has been nothing but valuable to our company as we continue to grow into a platform that allows artists and musicians to thrive. We started this company with a mission and that was to provide anyone that makes music with the opportunities and platform to succeed.
It is here.
Net Neutrality has been repealed.
The millions of American internet dwellers are panicking and eagerly looking for ways to repeal the repeal. Gotta love double negatives.
I am not going to pick sides nor will I sit here and preach why you should pick a side, but what I will tell you is how this is going to affect the millions of musicians in this country.
The infamous sound check…
Some of us fear them, while some of us heavily rely on them.
Either way, a sound check is needed in order to provide the fans/venue with the best sounding performance possible. If you are scratching your head wondering what a sound check is, I’ll save you a google search with a brief definition below.
It is every musician’s dream to take their music on the road. Whether it is self-funded traveling for small-time gigs, or you’ve got three tour busses traveling the nation. There are 8 things you should always keep stocked while on the road.
Over the years, I have stepped foot into numerous professional recording studios. Whether it was for my personal recording session, or a fellow musicians, I noticed that every studio was different compared to the next. This blog will discuss my very first time stepping into an actual recording studio; what I loved, what I found peculiar, general observations, and what you might want to stay aware of if you have yet to enter your first recording studio.
Most musicians know one thing more than anything else; how to create music! When we go online seeking help from others, it is easy to be persuaded by the opinions of those who have reached success. Not to disregard their success, but some approaches only work for certain individuals.