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.
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.
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Net Neutrality has been repealed.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.
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.