How to start a band

I have actually been rather slack on my postings because of my efforts elsewhere.

I have just added some new stuff over at squidoo on a couple of topics near and dear to me. I hope you’ll indulge me as I do a little reader’s digest version here.

The main page in question is a jumping point for several different directions. How To Start A Band is a one stop shop for putting together a band.

On its rather long page I cover many topics and it continues to grow. Here’s a list of topics covered:

  • Auditions
  • Practice Sessions
  • Public Relations
  • Dealing with Club Owners and Event Organizers
  • Getting started with small Gigs
  • Putting Together A Songlist
  • Creating a Press Kit
  • Create your Own Buzz
  • A Checklist for Your Gigs
  • The Pros and Cons of the Music Unions
  • Merchandising Your Band
  • Offline Public Relations
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Online Public Relations
  • Writing and Copyright
  • Being In The Studio
  • Production
  • In Country Touring
  • Sponsorships
  • Keeping Up With The Expectations of Your New Band
  • Upcoming features will focus on setting up a band online and touring out of country.

    Of course all words of wisdom to help out the new kids just getting started are very welcome, any comments you can lend are very welcome.

    Thanks for dropping by!

    -aric

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    About sirkeystone

    This dude lives and slaves in the Siloam Springs Arkansas area, where his day job is a flooring installer. For now. An author, artist, guitar repair guy, and loves to play with cars. Not just HotWheels either. Guitar, Bass, and vocals for local False Hope band, an Indie/Country/Rock band that used to be a classic rock cover band.

    Posted on May 25, 2009, in Outside work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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