Twelve24 at Christopher Street Day 2016

The british trio Twelve24 played at Christopher Street Day in Hamburg. It was a milestone for them. Josh Green, singer and rapper of the band explained us why it was such an important gig. ...
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Why you need to play in Germany

“The German music industry is flourishing.” It could give all German musicians and the ones who want to play there a good feeling. Nevertheless there is one important question: Will I succeed? … Well, maybe. ...
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"Making ends meet as a musician these days can be tough." - Noah's Tape

Noah’s Tape is the solo project of the electronic-pop artist, Jessica Nay. Nay’s one-women show is characterized by pulsating electronic sounds and her haunting voice. We had the chance to talk to her about her music....
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"I’ve played between 400 and 500 public gigs" - Stereochemistry

The band Stereochemistry is headed up by a true scientist. Karla Hajman has a Master of Science but she’s a musician at heart. Seven years ago she grabbed her loop station and headed out onto the streets to share her music....
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"The Sziget experience was fantastic." - A.S.

A.S. is a trio from Paris who made it to play great shows. In 2014 they had a gig at Liverpool Sound City Festival. The success story of A.S. continued: Sziget Festival 2015 was a big gig for them....
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3 good reasons for playing support gigs

There are a few horror stories about being a support act: from a deliberately poor sound over irritated fans to huge costs for playing. Nevertheless the support slot is highly coveted for good reasons....
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Stig Skovlind at Ringsted Festival 2016

“I expected to be treated professionally and that was exactly the case!” Danish singer-songwriter Stig Skovlind took the chance to showcase at Ringsted Festival in Denmark....
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Katie Mac at Liverpool Sound City Festival 2015

“Sound City was great.” “Katie Mac“ started out as a solo project, named after its talented singer. The singer-songwriter from Liverpool developed her act from a solo acoustic style to a full band format. ...
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“For the 'fan growth' aspect, concerts are still the best option.” - Vincent Sala

Vincent Sala is a versatile musician. The Singer/Songwriter was born in Lyon and chose Berlin as his adopted home town. We talked with him about his decision and the huge challenges of self-marketing by Indie musicians....
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5 tips for more live gigs

Live business ain’t easy. Each band fights for every single available stage. You want to play shows? Then you better unwrap your negotiating skills and get in the position of an actual businessman. ...
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The 101 about Tech & Catering Rider

If musicians want to escape their rehearsal room to conquer the stages, talent, a few good songs and a good live performance alone are insufficient. But if the paperwork is finally done you’re good to go (at least for some time). ...
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Your perfect Electronic Press Kit

Promoters and booking agents often make their choices by the first impression. Your EPK (Electronic Press Kit) is your figurehead and your career depends on it. Coming up are a few hints to rock that EPK stuff....
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‘Wyoming‘ at Melt! Festival 2015

“It was definitely a really special concert for us – above all because of the reach and reputation of this festival. Until that time it was also one of the biggest stages that we’d ever played."...
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5 things that drive promoters crazy

There are plenty clichés that people think (rock) musicians might have like throwing the TV out of the window of the hotel room. To be honest, that cliché is way out of fashion. Nevertheless some things still happen and drive promoters crazy. ...
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Let’s discuss: Fees! How much is live music actually worth?

Musicians often complain about small fees. Rarely musicians say stuff like: “What a great show and the payment was awesome as well.” So why’s there such a gap between expectations and reality? ...
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"Any artist without management, a label or an agent can reach his goals." - Anton Maskeliade

Anton Maskeliade took his chance to play at different showcase festivals like Waves Vienna and Waves Bratislava, to make great new and important contacts. Pretty successfully! He received several invites to play at Fusion, Pohoda, Beseda and Glastonbury. ...
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"Daily new likes since the gig" - Cherry Bandora at Plötzlich am Meer

Singer Lorena tells us about her gig at the Plötzlich am Meer Festival. She’s really enthusiastic about the awesome stage and the great slot time. Since the gig their Facebook likes increased immensely. ...
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"Facebook is not enough!" - The Corridors

The development of The Corridors looks much like a long corridor itself where people have met, talked and tested out different styles of music. Since their first appearance in Tel Aviv, they have appeared in more than 150 radio shows. ...
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"I’m playing over 150 live gigs a year" - Sleepwalker's Station

Sleepwalker’s Station alias Daniel del Valle from Munich presents his music by narrating anecdotes from his long trips and daily adventures. In the last 15 years he has played in more than 16 countries on 4 different continents. ...
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Henja und her dream of the big stage

"I’m not yet earning big enough fees to pay my monthly rent." We went along to the East Side Music Days and had a chat with Henja after her gig discussing her music career....
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"Life is too short to quit chasing dreams." - Jordan Prince

Jordan Prince emigrated from New Orleans to Munich with his guitar, his girlfriend and a handful of heart-warming folk songs two years ago. Our interview with him proved to be just as authentic as his music....
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