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Pro Tip #39: 5 Quick Marketing Tips for Bands

It’s been a moment since I’ve written an article. This particular article was written because I’ve been asked by several bands how to effectively market. I can only speak on my experience which has worked for me but I’m sure results vary. Below is a list of 5 things which provide great value in marketing...
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Pro Tip #38: What is your bands velocity? and what the heck is Velocity?

ve·loc·i·ty: the speed of something in a given direction. In this article, I’ll scratch the surface into its meaning specifically with project management and how it might assist your band in delivering on your goals and managing expectations. In no way is this short article going to explain the principles of waterfall, sprints, agile, scrum,...
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Pro Tip #37: 4 signs you might not be as professional as you think

In any profession I know of, being professional is what sets you apart and makes you desirable. It puts you at the top of your game and creates credibility in each of your actions. It builds trust and relationships. However, for whatever reason, there are always some bands and musicians that appear to be incapable...
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Pro Tip #36 – How Stella got her groove back and how you can too!

By Ken KirklandWhat exactly is “groove”? I’ve spoken with other musicians about it and there’s not really a clear cut definition. Most people say it’s just something you feel. But what if you don’t? Let’s try to dive in and figure it out exactly what groove is and how to find it. Groove gives music life....
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Pro Tip #35 – The Wish List

It’s Christmas time and as I think about something to write about, it seems appropriate to maybe write something about a wish list. I’m not talking about that perfectly tuned and amazing SUHR or LUXXTONE guitar (hint hint – tele style with tremolo please LOL), rather a wish list compiled from what a community member,...
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Pro Tip #34 – Yeah, book it… Wait, didn’t we just play there?

By Ken Kirkland In some of my other pro tips I’ve mentioned the importance of playing often. However, I need to add a disclaimer: it isn’t just about the quantity of shows played, it’s also about the quality. While in theory, it sounds good to perform as much as possible because you can gain more...
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Pro Tip #33 – TIPS FOR OVERCOMING STAGE FRIGHT

by Ken Kirkland “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti, He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready” I have a musician friend (yes I have like 4 of those) who confessed to me that she feels like she’s gonna throw up...
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Pro Tip #32: The art of banter (Oh crap, I have to talk?)

Written by Jason Harlow The band is melting faces, the music sounds better than ever and the energy in the show is electric. You’ve got that amazing moment where you are like “this can’t be real; this is way too much fun and it sounds too good to be true!”. The song ends and the...
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Pro Tip #31: Tips For Finding Committed Band Members

By Ken Kirkland We’ve all been there. You are trying to find new band members. You put out flyers, ads, or even post on social media. Then, whenever someone shows interest in your band (they call you or audition), they do not have the same drive and ambition that you have. This situation actually occurs...
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Pro Tip #30: How much should we charge?

Maybe the article should be called “10 Questions and considerations to finding the magical number, or more specifically, value worth playing” but please read on. This is a controversial article to write and I expect people to totally disagree, which is cool. If you have other ideas, please share, this is all about community. I...
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