Articles in Category: Music

 


Musicians: 5 Tips For Describing Your Sound

Describing your band's sound quickly and succinctly is a powerful tool for marketing yourself and your music, but often bands don't put any thought into how to refer to themselves, and just say something like, "we play pop music" or "we're alternative". Your quick description lets people know what to expect from you and your music, so it's worth the time to find a succinct, accurate, interesting way to describe your music. Read on for Jhoni Jackson's "5 Tips for Describing Your Sound if You're Trying to Get Press".

Marketing 101 For Performers

Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch writes useful, thoughtful advice for performers looking to develop their brands and businesses. This classic article from Dave's blog is chock full of things performers can be doing RIGHT NOW to get ready for the eventual return to gigging, performing or selling their services.

Touring 101 for Musicians and EPK (Electronic Press Kits) Part II

Musical Family Tree presents: Touring 101 and EPKs for Musicians.

Part I includes touring basics. Part II covers the EPK.

Sponsored by Sam Ash Music and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, learn the basics of setting up your first tour and the best practices for a useful Electronic Press Kit.

Learn more about Musical Family Tree and its support for local musicians here.

 

Touring 101 for Musicians and EPK (Electronic Press Kits) Part I

Musical Family Tree presents: Touring 101 and EPKs for Musicians.

Part I includes touring basics. Part II covers the EPK.

Sponsored by Sam Ash Music and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, learn the basics of setting up your first tour and the best practices for a useful Electronic Press Kit. 

Learn more about Musical Family Tree and its support for local musicians here.

 

Grant Writing Tips: Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists

Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support). 

Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.

pdf Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists PDF (312 KB)  

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