Live Streaming Made Easy: A Musician’s Guide to Facebook Live

With the sudden and tragic outbreak of the coronavirus in March of 2020, many musicians all over the world found themselves without a gig. Shows were cancelled abruptly, tours were suspended, weddings postponed, and the music world was turned upside-down overnight.Relegated to performing from their homes, musicians quickly turned to the internet to find a... Read more

How-to Flip the Screen on Facebook Live Broadcasts So You Don’t Look Backwards

Live streaming has suddenly taken off as the best way to reach fans due to coronavirus outbreak. People are staying at home more than ever before, and musicians have turned to the internet to find their audience.Facebook Live debuted in late 2015, but didn't start rolling out to users until early 2016. Some early adopters... Read more

Marketing Bootcamp – Branding Your Band

Everyone claims to be a Marketer. And they are right. We are all “marketing” ourselves everyday whether it’s our job performance to our employer, our worthiness to our spouses, our opinions on social media, or why you should come see my band play Friday night. We are all trying to influence each other in one... Read more

Why We Don’t Allow Event Invites in the Cover Band Central Facebook Group

If you've spent any time whatsoever in the wildly popular Cover Band Central Facebook Group, you'll know that dozens of people every day post something about their upcoming event — usually a band performance.While I applaud people for trying to get the word out to get fans to come to their show, there are several... Read more

Top ’90s Rock Songs Every Rock Cover Band Musician Should Know

The 1990s were a time of major change in the world of popular rock music, unlike any that had been seen before—or since. The excess and showmanship of the '80s had grown tired, and a new paradigm emerged, temporarily obliterating every hair-metal and glam-rock band.The generation that grew up in that decade has now reached... Read more

5 Essential Social Media Tips for Musicians

If you play music either as a profession or just as a hobby, it's imperative to create and maintain an online presence.In these times, there is no easier way to get yourself out there, connect with the right people, and develop a rapport with industry folks and fans alike than by properly using social media.Below... Read more