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Should musicians be happy to play for free?

Perform for free?  The answer to this question would have to be "Depends on the gig". But I often hear non-musical people say "Musicians should be happy to play for free because they love their job."  Sure, there are always exceptions, like performing for free to...

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What role does IMAGE play in a band?

Would The Beatles have been just as successful if they all sported crew cuts?  Would Nirvana be just as popular if they had all worn suits?  Would The Supremes have attained stardom if they wore blue jeans and T -shirts instead of elegant gowns?  Ever wonder about...

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Replies to DAY clubs as well as night clubs

Ok, in our last blog we talked about the possibilities of having live entertainment specifically offered by a club during the DAY.  If you didn't catch it, read it HERE   And now read some of the replies we got on this subject: ******************In Nashville there are...

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DAY clubs as well as NIGHT clubs?

How about a DAY club?  We tossed this idea out several years ago and it still seems like it could be a reality. Why couldn't a club featuring live music be successful in the day as well as at night? Specifically, a club which already features music at night could open...

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Replies: If AGE is a factor when gigging

In our last blog, we asked "Should AGE be a factor when gigging"?  We observed that over the past few decades most bands usually stick with the same general age group, for a variety of reasons. But from the replies we received, it appears that the majority of gigging...

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Should AGE be a factor when gigging?

What does AGE have to do with performing at live gigs? Most would agree that age has little to do with actual playing ABILITY. Playing in a band is no different than any other tight knit group of people involved in the same activity, they simply enjoy being with...

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What was your BEST gig?

In our last blog we asked "What was your BEST gig?".  To start the ball rolling, here is mine: My top 40 rock band, (but really an original band in disguise), obtained a gig at an expensive lobster restaurant looking over the harbor.  It was for the district...

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What was your WORST gig or audition?

Everyone has had one - a nightmare gig or audition. Worst Gig:  My original new wave band was offered a date at Flippers, an upscale roller skating rink in Hollywood with a bar and restaurant where music celebs and actors hung out and skated, and recently signed bands...

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The state of live music after Covid

Here's the question:  Will there be more live music gigs AFTER the live music scene starts up again, compared to the amount of gigs that existed BEFORE Covid started last March?  Now that the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel finally seems to be getting a bit...

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Because of Corona, time to rehearse online?

It's bad enough that the Corona virus is closing clubs, and canceling concerts, festivals and events, but what about just plain old rehearsing?  A couple years ago we sent a newsletter discussing online jamming, but right now this option seems more like a real...

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