This is a guest post from Shaun of Independent Music Advice, a website dedicated to increasing the business knowledge (and income) of independent musicians.
I’ve been watching a lot of live gigs recently. Some of the shows I’ve witnessed have been really good, and others…not so much. In terms of maximizing the outcome of every performance, most musicians simply aren’t doing enough.
Update: I had an excellent time at the conference, met lots of really awesome people and was so humbled to cross paths with a few existing readers and purchasers of my e-book! Thanks so much to the festival and anyone brave enough to attend my presentation, I had a blast. Time to take the puddle jumper back over to Portland, ME!
This weekend I’m heading up to Canada for the first time, and I couldn’t be more excited. Scott Long from NSMW asked me to do my own presentation and sit on a few panels at their conference this Saturday, November 5th 2011.
This post was written by Stefan Mustieles. Stefan splits his time writing for his own website and writing for the UK price comparison website MoneySupermarket.com on all aspects of insurance products.
The UK festival circuit has booked some pretty incredible talent this year. Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, and Kasabian rocked the Isle of Wight, whilst Def Leppard, System of a Down, and Linkin Park destroyed the Download Festival.
One of the top two UK festivals, V Festival, played host to the likes of Eminem, Rihanna, Plan B and The Arctic Monkeys, whilst Glastonbury was yet again a huge success with U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, and countless others.
Unfortunately it is on the fields of Glastonbury where this article takes a sinister turn. It was reported by The Telegraph that the most popular and largest festival in the UK also had the highest number of thefts.
Are you looking to plan a tour and really strapped for cash? One great way to save money on tour is by finding unique and inexpensive sleeping arrangements for whenever you have to spend the night away from home, or get the heck out of the cramped van you’ve been curling up in.
I found two very cool websites online that help touring bands and musicians find friendly couches to crash on. Many of these generous couch lenders don’t ask for much in return (general respect, friendly attitude, cleaning up after yourself, etc) for lending their couches out to complete strangers.