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Some throwback advice from Lindsay Paige Garfield, formerly from the band Paige and the Thousand and currently working on new project Lovebug & Me.  In 2009, while spending a lot of time on the road with her band, she wrote this advice about what she suggests woman pack when going on tour. I BRING MY...
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Survival is something that all bands struggle with. A lot of bands cover up and mask their mistakes pretending like they never happened. Instead of covering up the struggle for success, we are encouraging musicians to share their stories with each other.
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Musicians today share the same dilemma: Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the industry, or you're an aspiring artist recording tracks in your bedroom, the question is the same: "How do l get people to listen?"
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The word of the day for musicians is social media. I realize that’s two words but bare with me here. Social media is a fantastic opportunity to connect with your fans and build your following. You can connect with influencers, other musicians or even take a casual fan and turn them into a superfan. But...
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SF Leadership Stylist founder Joui Turandot joined us at Balanced Breakfast San Francisco where she advised on the immense importance of aligning your artistic image to your personal brand. The following will start you on a journey to clarify your image. Question: How do you differentiate yourself from the artists out there? Answer: YOUR IMAGE aka The Personal Brand of YOU. A Personal Brand can be defined...
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Andrea, founder of Castle Peak Music, recently stopped by Balanced Breakfast San Francisco to shed some light on the process of music placement and licensing. Here are the finer points of what she covered. To start, there are two types of licensing: Mechanical licensing grants the right to release a modified version of a song not usually available for...
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Fellow SF BBer Chelsea, drummer of VanWave (who recently released their first EP V A N W A V E) guided us through a brief talk and an interactive breakfast about our perceptions of ourselves and how we’d want to be perceived. She then dropped a quick recipe to help us distill the essential flavors of our image. Taste it out. Chelsea’s...
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San Francisco BB Family Member Brent Curriden decided to delve into a question that we can all benefit from, applicable to all aspects of our life: How to take it to the next level. Specifically, how to take your music to the next level. We had a fantastic interesting discussion and came up with some...
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Skating and Music: two industries that are more similar than you’d think. Here is a very brief summary of the main takeaways for musicians from fellow BBer Ted Maider’s TED Talk. Exclusivity:  This is a question of balance between ubiquity and exclusivity. On the one hand, you want people to be familiar enough with your...
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Putting on a show is a ritual gathering. How can you make the experience you put on valuable, special and memorable? During Your Shows Make your show is multi-dimensional! Include spoken word, comedy, art displays, circus acts, a live petting zoo, and just something MORE. Remember to SAY your name at the show…multiple times. Or invest...
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