Selling merchandise is one of the best ways for generating income for your band, and as a matter of fact, it may be the only source of income that you as an artist can make that you can easily control. If you are a touring act, selling merch is often times your livelihood, providing money for food, and petrol to get to the next gig.
The Overtures are a celebrated Sixties tribute act from the UK. The Overtures present a faithful and dynamic tribute to pop’s greatest decade. With their magnificent repertoire of over 400 songs they have rapidly built their reputation as the finest tribute band in the country. We caught up with The Overtures to find out more on touring abroad…
This is the start of the second topic of a series of posts in which we bring you answers to your burning questions. On this occasion we will bring you all the information you will need to know about music licensing and synching, we will have guests writing specific blog posts and we will be interviewing professionals the industry to really get to grips with music licensing.
We asked experienced musician and frequent tourer Peter Marshall to give us an insight into what artists and bands need to consider before going on tour. Now playing with Paul Heaton of the Housemartins, Peter offers his advice and knowledge to Music Supported Here.
With more than 100 UK dates a year plus regular shows all over Europe and America, Dave Arcari is one of the hardest gigging live artists on the circuit. A series of shows with folks including, Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith and Jon Spencer along with his relentless UK and European tour schedule have established Arcari as a formidable international solo performer who is fast building a media reputation as a ‘hell-raising National guitar madman’.
We stumbled upon a post by Senior Analyst, Business Developer and independent musician Hisham Dahud. The article is perfect for musicians just starting out and established artists as it explains fully why branding yourself is so important. The post also details the best ways to connect with your audiences using The 3 C’s Of Effective Artist Branding, we have the post summarised here…
Music Supported Here would like to make you aware of the Keep Streets Alive campaign. Liverpool City Council have brought in a highly restrictive new policy to regulate street art and entertainment that will prohibit street performance or busking of any kind, unless artists and performers sign up to a compulsory and coercive licensing scheme. We caught up with professional busker Johnny Walker who is behind the campaign in Liverpool to ask him a few questions about the campaign and ASAP!
Here we wanted to bring to your attention a great resource for gigging solo. This is a write up from the STAND AND DELIVER WORKSHOP held at Abbey Road Studio 2, Thursday 19 January 2012.
This is the first part of a series of interviews where we ask your questions to real people who have had experience within the music industry. This week we caught up with Napalm Death vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway to ask him a few of your burning questions about touring Europe and the UK