DIY

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House Parties Making a Come Back?+

We all remember the crazy videos from our favorite bands at house parties or out in the woods creating a...

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Australia’s Mighty Bok…Frankenbok!+

We are friends with a lot of Australian Bands, especially myself. I have worked with or hung out with Deprivation,...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Get out of your area!+

Being able to draw in your local area is something to be proud of, as it is difficult in this...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The Absence goes DIY+

We caught up with Patrick and Jeramie of The Absence at their show at Rooster’s Roadhouse in Alameda, CA. After...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Recoil V.O.R. continuing to do it DIY+

  Our good friends in Recoil VOR have been doing it DIY for a decade, and with their newest album...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Download Wristbands let everyone at your show have your music “on hand”+

One of the most abundant sights at SXSW is bands handing out free copies of their music on CD. Problem is,...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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How to pack your suitcase for tour+

Being on tour for weeks or even months at a time is no easy endeavor.  But if you also suck...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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How to sell more merch+

We’ve long talked about how merch sales will make the most money for your band in the Internet Era. Not...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Touring for Dummies+

Touring is the most important thing you can do as a band. However, it also is the most costly in...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Top 10 ways to NOT completely fail at touring+

Underground musician RJD2 knows a thing or two about longevity, having been a professional artist for over a decade. Though...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Can’t take credit cards at your merch booth? Well, you can now!+

Ever been at a show, seen an awesome shirt, but didn’t have the cash for it? As a fan, this...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Book your own shows with ‘Indie on the Move’+

We always tell artists to be as self-reliant as possible — which includes booking your own shows! However, with most...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Can’t use Kickstarter internationally? Then try PledgeMusic!+

We’ve professed our love for Kickstarter here before (and crowdsourcing funds for your band, in general) so you don’t have to rely...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Software guitar amps vs. Real guitar amps+

When it comes to tracking guitars, most players — including myself a few years ago — usually rely heavily on...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Pro recording tips from On The Fringe Studios+

If you decide to record in a professional studio, it is important to be as prepared as possible to save...

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The Blueprint: Checklist for starting a band+

I get a lot of musicians asking me about what they should do next or what they are missing from...

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Until We Sleep get real about DIY+

It is always great to talk with artists about their feelings on the industry and what they are doing to...

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Band merch ideas for $5+

Considering how more and more of a band’s revenue nowadays revolves around selling merch, it’s a good idea to diversify...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Can Kickstarter replace record labels?+

One of the last legitimate lines of defense we see for record labels these days is the notion that they...

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The DIY Movement, Pt. 2: Embrace the business+

There is something that every artist needs to understand and fully submerge themselves in: You have to know the business of...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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DIY gear? Interview with Cannoy Guitars+

Guitarists, have you ever wanted to get a great quality pedal, like an overdrive or delay? But when you priced...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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DIY Tools for Pro-Sounding Recordings (Part 2)+

To read part 1, click here. Laying a Foundation We have witnessed a revolutionary change in modern recording in the...

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More than an artist+

The days of simply being an artist have long gone, and yet I still see a lot of bands not...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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DIY Tools for Pro-Sounding Recordings (Part 1)+

When it comes to adding third-party plug-ins to your recordings, there is abundance. Many are over-priced and out of reach...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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The DIY Movement, Pt. 1: Be resourceful+

In today’s industry, artists do not have the luxury of being on the front line of a blossoming new movement,...

Read More+ 5 years ago