The entertainment industry — and in particular, the music industry — has always had a reputation for living fast and dying young.
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We haven’t shown Chicago much love, and we had this photo laying around, so why not? #GoCubsGo
January is a good time to finish preparations for the year ahead. Loads of musicians are actively seeking to book out their calendars, loading up on summer festivals and dates that will take them to new and exotic locales throughout 2019.
Throughout the course of my own independent music endeavors — from The Quinn Spinn, through Lehigh Valley Underground, right to the present day with UMC — life has been a balancing act. And, if I’m being honest, there have been times where it has made me feel like varying aspects of my professional life were at war with one another.
If you’ve felt the same way — or, even if you feel the same way right now — then it’s very important that you read the article linked below.
The number of impressions you make on your Facebook followers is limited. CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog suggests that most fans will only visit an artist’s Facebook page once, no matter how big a fan they are of that artist’s music.
The above photo has been circulating on social media since September 2015 and, somehow, it finally came across our desk just recently. The idea of a “live music tip” being built into a venue patron’s bill is not necessarily a new concept.
With that said, it is certainly one worth considering, and it could be beneficial across the board.
Photo credit: CDBaby.com
The dream for so many local and independent musicians is to “take the leap”: that is to say, quit the day job and pursue music full-time.
Recently, I had the good fortune to speak to a room full of young, aspiring entrepreneurs about my professional journey. I hoped to draw some parallels for them to follow, to the extent that those parallels could aid them.
The first part of the session was a 60 minute prepared talk about the initial hurdles that young startups face from a legal standpoint. Following the discussion, there was a question and answer segment, and I was asked the following question by the host:
“How long did it take you to achieve your success?”
Friday night at Chicago Restaurant and Club Gravity was a banner night for the Lehigh Valley music scene, as The Fyre and Ice Show booked a stellar rock and roll lineup to serve as the centerpiece of its Third Annual Lehigh Valley Musicians Social.