Why A Band Break May Be Exactly What You Need

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New York City” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by anieto2k

Hey there – don’t panic! We’re not suggesting your band breaks up; nope, not in the slightest. A break of the good kind (AKA, a getaway), could be exactly what you need to get those creative juices flowing. Whether you’re guys, gals, or both, some time away can really help reset any kind of writer’s block, bring groups closer together, and help you work better at doing what you love best. You guessed it, that’s performing and songwriting! If you’re in the States, the good news is that you don’t have to go far. What with band practice and time off for recording, we already KNOW you’ve used your vacation days, so grab a cheap flight, and head for a weekend in one of the following awesome cities. Read the rest of this entry »

  

Michael Jackson hanging out . . .

Here’s a cool photo of Michael Jackson hanging out with Bette Midler, David Bowie and Cher.

  

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie create new duo

Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have teamed up and here they perform “In My World” on CBS This Morning. It starts a little slow but the chorus is pretty solid.

  

Great Ways to Get Your Band Discovered

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Have you ever thought of starting a band…on Spotify? It’s not as far out an idea as it sounds, and these days it can be a smart and convenient way to find talented people in your area and collaborate with other musicians. Not only can social media help you put your crew together, you can also use it as a tool to help your band reach the spotlight. Here are some ways to help your band get discovered.

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Looks like quite a party . . .

Check out this cool photo from 1983 of Keith Richards, Tina Turner and David Bowie partying in New York City.