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Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd and Andrew Goodfriend’s Abuse of the California Talent Agencies Act

Andrew Goodfriend is a piece of shit industry scumbag who now works for the booking agency, TKO. Enjoy this article.

David Lowery: I’m a Successful Artist. And Here’s Why Things Have Never Been Worse…

David Lowery, vocalist for Cracker and Camper van Beethoven, rationally argues how bands are getting screw worse today than they were 10 years ago. It’s an excellent read and quite an eye-opener. Kinda makes you want to put down your sword for pause, eh? From digitalmusicnews.com: “We know this empirically. The facts and evidence are … Continue reading

Does Physical Distribution Matter Any More in Music?

From Gazzmic.com: While bold early adopters were first discovering the joy of online shopping back when the internet initially gained steam, most consumers were still a little nervous about purchasing items from websites. E-commerce began as a niche shopping experience for super consumers who wanted very specific products that couldn’t be found in their local … Continue reading

How to book a local show for your band

Just before you hit the send button – read the email you’re about to send a club. Does it truly represent your band? Here are a few tips to help you get the gig: Include a link to your pages on Facebook and ReverbNation. Facebook because we want to see your ‘likes’, and ReverbNation because … Continue reading

The Top 100 North American Tours in 2011

Ever wonder how much money a top selling artist makes on tour? Or as a band – who books them? Pollstar.com has released a PDF that’ll answer both of those questions. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Live Nation Global Touring and Creative Artists Agency are well represented. How did Jeff Dunham get on the list?

Search Engine Optimization

You’ve got the album, the Facebook page, the MySpace page (WHY???!!!!), a couple of shows coming up and a gaggle of friends who dig your music; but why isn’t your band showing up in multiple search results? SelfPromotion.com is a free site that offers a pile of great information on a subject that scares most … Continue reading

How To Book Your Band On A Festival This Summer

ReverbNation co-founder and all around nice guy Lou Plaia has written this great article now available on hypebot.com: Many bands and performers are anxious to get on the summer festival scene each year and the shocking truth is that the great majority of them submit their press kits without music or documentation of their fanbase.  … Continue reading

Do You Need a Manager?

From delicious-audio.com: Most Bands that succeed beyond the local level eventually do so with the aid of a manager. What does this person do, aside from collect a healthy cut of the money? We interviewed two NYC managers and one publicist with different experiences in the local scene to help us understand… Bands often complain … Continue reading

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