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Planning Ahead

One of the most re-occouring themes we see when dealing with event coordinators, venue owners and talent buyers is that they fail to plan out ahead. In order to secure a  band or speciality act, you need to pre-plan. Solid acts book…

Sparking Creativity

I am fascinated with how artists create, whether they may be authors, poets, painters, sculptors or musicians. What is the driving force behind the daily creations?  Why do some people create while others fail to put forth anything other than…

Blueprint

King No Crown The Documentary

“Most great art can’t exist without pain” – Blueprint aka ( PRINTMATIC )    When you listen to music does it inspire you? Does it challenge you to get better ? When I came across Blueprint’s music, it did all…

The Gift of Music

  “Just push play and let the music take over. We came across this band in an unusual place.” The music that was gifted to me came from a music festival and my friends had said that the band was…

Focus on Four

Three months into the new year, and your project is still sitting dormant. You desperately want to take your music career to the next level, but you are just not sure how tTo approach it. Google searches keep bringing you…

The LIT AF TOUR at CROWBAR

The other night I attended a metal/fusion/ambient show at the Crowbar, in Ybor City. There were four bands on the bill. The first band, which, sadly I missed, is called “Aionios”, followed by an adventurous rock trio called “Covet“. This…

Learning From Mistakes

It’s Cinco De Mayo, and I am behind the bar. It’s right around 8:45 p.m. when the traffic starts pouring in. This evening will be exciting. A couple of weeks ago, I booked my very first band for my new…

Request Lines Are Open

         The city lights are shining and a cool wind is blowing through the open windows of your car as you cruise down the highway jamming out to Terrapin Station, from The Grateful Dead. It’s been way…

KətTHrōt City

/ˈkətTHrōt/ – (of a competitive situation or activity) fierce and intense; involving the use of ruthless measures. Urban dictionary – to do what it takes to get what you want no matter the consequences Welcome to the local music business, where…

Changeover The New Year

As the year slowly comes to an end, you can’t help but to recall how fast it went by! The old saying “Tempus fugit” pops into your head as you start cleaning out your desk. You are in dire need…

Ambiance

You glance over at the clock and it reads 3:50 pm. At exactly four o’clock you will be heading out of the office and over to a local bistro for your first happy hour in quite some time. Senses kick in,…

Get In: Booking the Band

How many times have you called a venue, only to hear the person on the other end say, “The manager is not in.”? How many times have you gone to a venue and the hostess, or bartender, tells you that the…

Going Live in 5 4 3 2 1….

Facebook Live is the new way to engage your fans. It’s simple, load the app on to your phone or tablet, log in and start filming. My first time using the app was just recently. We had a promotion and…

Converting Failure

 Could a failed project be converted into a successful project? Absolutely! All it requires is a completely different mindset. Are you able to adjust your thinking? If so, grab your courage and let’s move forward. But, to do so we…

Humdrum Radio Play

 For some reason the sounds coming through the radio reminded me of the year 1997 when Sugar Ray, Tonic and Third Eye Blind graced the air-waves.  I have always dreaded car rides that leave no other option besides the radio….

Battle Of The Bands

Recently we have had a couple good associates and clients inquire about hosting a ” Battle of the Bands ” to raise money for a charity event. Running a contest like this can be very beneficial to all parties involved,…

House Concerts

Are you tired of playing the bar scene? Tired of hearing drunks yell, “Freebird!!”  Frustrated with venues that lack experience and knowledge about showcasing a music program ? Sick of being thrown in the corner between two tables ! Then you should really start exploring the wonderful world of…

Moving Forward

My name is Myron. I am a local musician who plays cover music for a living. About a year ago, I decided to start playing my originals again. After a long hiatus, a declaration to play songs that revived the soul finally took hold of…