The world was shocked on Monday evening by the news that at least 22 people were tragically killed and numerous others injured in an appalling and cowardice act of terror at Manchester Arena. As music lovers embarked on a visit to the venue that evening, in what was supposed to be a joyous and celebratory occasion, no one could have foreseen the horrifying turn of events.
Author: Neil Claydon
Every musician dreams of playing shows in packed out venues to enthusiastic audiences, and able to make a tidy sum off the back of their passion for playing music. More and more musicians are forming function bands in an effort to acquire many of the goals they set out to achieve as original artists.
It takes more than exceptional talent to great music lessons. Teachers should inspire their students to emulate the same levels of mastery they’ve acquired. The passion and dedication that served as a catalyst in the tutor’s own progression should be instilled into the student to help them in theirs.
Hiring a band or solo performer is a sure-fire way to liven up your event or party. A live performance from a talented musician or band can certainly inject some fun or sophistication into your event.
If you are looking to take your recordings or live performances to the next level, you may require the help of other musicians. When it comes to collaborating with session musicians, exercising caution and attention to detail is required during the hiring process. Musicians each have their little quirks and individual skill-sets. This highlights the importance of speaking openly with session musicians to learn more about what they might be able to bring to your performance or recording.
With DIY bands all too often confined to tight budgets, sounding out inexpensive recording studios and engineers boasting an impressive show reel, tech spec and production experience is notoriously difficult. Typically those recording studios that have previous experience working with renowned artists often command a high fee for their services. If you’re keen to take your music to the masses then you cannot afford to neglect the quality of your production.
If you’re looking to invest in new musical equipment, you may be better placed to try a local specialist opposed to shopping with one of the big online retailers.
Good quality musical equipment certainly costs a pretty penny; therefore it’s worth taking the time to assess your options before making any hasty purchases. Shopping for musical instruments and equipment locally has a number of benefits you simply cannot get online.
There are many monetary costs associated with being a musician, and finding an affordable rehearsal space is certainly one of them. It can be hard to find a well-located, spacious practice room with a quality backline that doesn’t have to break your band’s collective bank each time your rehearse.
Our musical instruments are our pride and joy, so it can be devastating when they suffer damage or break.
For this reason, musicians are often reluctant to hand over their beloved instruments to a repairer without an endorsement from a fellow musician beforehand.
Most musicians feel that if they focus on creating good musical content and developing their craft, everything else will come along naturally. However, musicians too often neglect the business aspect of the industry. If you want build a professional career as a musician, you need to know how to make money to support a stable lifestyle.