7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures

World Cultures and MusicBy: Lizzie Weakley For MusicThinkTank.  Every culture in the world has its own form of music that is enjoyed by all ages on every continent. Although each culture is different, music unifies all races and has been used throughout history for different occasions and for enjoyment purposes. To learn why it is important to world cultures and continues to be created over the decades, there are a few important facts to understand.
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ShowsDo you sometimes feel that your band’s draw is languishing? Are you tired of seeing the same people at your shows and want to play to a new crowd, even in your hometown? It’s easy to overplay the same town. Here are 6 good reasons why you should play less often.
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Booking AgentsYou can read all the articles you want (even from us), and talk to every agent under the sun, but you will not really understand what it is like to be a booking agent until you actually do it. It’s a completely different experience.
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Why and How You Should Use Live Streaming To Build Your Audience

Live Streaming To Build Your AudienceI have been impressed by how culturally relevant live streaming has become. Facebook is doubling down on live streaming, YouTube, Twitter, and more are all pushing, or starting to push users to broadcast themselves more often.

So it’s safe to say that live streaming is not a fad. It’s a thing. A thing that will only grow. And the amazing thing is that with live streaming you can play gigs at home and broadcast it to the world. Talk about efficient. So with that we turn to look at a study our friends at Audiokite have recently completed. They’ve created live streaming play book for musicians. This is what they’ve found:
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It’s True – Cassette Tapes Are Making A Comeback

Cassette ComebackIt looks like everything that was old is new again. It may seem hard to believe, but cassette tape, that once reviled music delivery system of the 1970s, really is making a comeback. There’s a new coolness factor in the format for artists, bands and fans that no one could have predicted.
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7 Badass Venue Logistics Tips

Venue TipsPlanning an event means juggling about 100 tasks at once — and it’s easy to let things to slip through the cracks. Luckily, there are several things you can check off your list well in advance of the big day.
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10 Ways To Book More House Concerts

House ConcertsThis post was written by Joy Ike and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.
House concerts: everybody loves them, but most artists don’t know how to get them. They are the most-coveted type of gigs for singer/songwriters and acoustic bands. They don’t require a lot of promotional effort – which means less time behind your computer, and more time behind your instrument.
Yes, in the ecosystem of gigs, house concerts are king! So how do you book them? Here are some simple ways to make it happen!
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6 Tips For Passing The Audition Of A Music School

Music School AuditionOriginal post appeared on MusicThinkTank by David Milsont
Enrolling yourself in a prestigious music school is not as simple as it sounds since you have to pass a difficult audition at the first place. And in order to pass the audition you have to have that hunger for learning music as you need to prepare a lot for it. In fact, clearing the music school audition is so demanding or arduous that half of the people don’t even try it fearing that they will never be able to pass it successfully.
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4 Ways To Be A Tighter Live Band

LIVE BANDThere’s nothing worse than a band that sounds great on record but sounds like garbage live. Not only can this lead to a fan feeling cheated financially, but the band in question can might lose their credibility as talented artists as well. No performance is 100% perfect, but from my experience, there are things I’ve learned to overcome those mistakes and bumps in the road and still leave show-goers with the feeling that my band is halfway decent and knows what we’re doing. Here are a few of my suggestions.

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