People usually associate unions with factory workers, trades, or a large group of employees, but not usually with musicians. Musicians are typically freelancers, and by nature of the job, you wouldn’t expect them to have a union. But guess what, we do! Nearly every country has a musician’s union. In the UK, it’s called the […]
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Hiring a lawyer doesn’t really seem like something you would want to do. However, as your career advances, it will become necessary. In fact, if you have to hire a lawyer, it’s usually a sign that things are going pretty well. Before this happens to you, read this article. It’s important to be able to […]
Making predictions is always risky business. Nobody really knows what to expect in a year (or 10), but we all like to guess. I would like to forewarn you that I could be completely wrong with these predictions, but they represent my best guesses. According to MIDiA Research, 2016 was the year of the video. […]
Should bands pay to play? Let’s face it, it happens. At some point in your career as an artist, you will be offered the “opportunity” to pay to play a show. These offers come in all shapes and sizes. From sneaky promoters looking to take advantage of naive bands to legitimate opportunities that may be […]
Facebook Live. I’m sure you’ve heard of it or seen it by now – Facebook literally sends people notifications when friends and Pages go live – basically, you can live stream whatever you’re doing, and have people interact with you live. Facebook Live is possibly the best feature on Facebook you can use right now, […]
Whether or not you read music, knowing what a time signature is and differentiating between different time signatures is hugely important when you’re learning and writing songs. Have you ever been tapping along to a song and been thrown off? You’re groovin’ out on 2 & 4 and suddenly your foot is tapping in a […]